Benefits of Dry Fasting

Dry fasting is the most powerful and difficult detoxification process. It is more effective than other types of fasting. It helps in complete cleansing of the excretory system. Dry fasting is refraining from food and liquid. This articles gives information about benefits of dry fasting along with some suggestions.

Benefits of Dry Fasting

  • Eliminates bad habits such as over eating.
  • Helps to overcome addictions to drugs such as nicotine, caffeine, marijuana and alcohol.
  • Helps to remove impurities from the skin, clears the skin and eyes.
  • It completely cleans the excretory system.

Duration of dry fasting

It may last from 10 to 14 days. But usually it is recommended to fast for three to five days.
It can also be done for one day. If the weather is hot or dry, fasting should be done for a shorter period of time.


  • Don’t get involved in any strenuous activities at the time of fasting.
  • Try to avoid exposure to sunlight as it would make you weak.
  • Walking, swimming and cycling are recommended. These activities help in faster elimination of toxins from the body. Take rest if you feel weak.
  • If you feel extremely thirsty and weak, drink little water and can try dry fasting some time later.
  • While on a dry fast check the amount of water level in the body. Water level may fall to critical limits. Water levels in the body can be determined through the hydration of skin.
  • Before you start dry fasting it is always good to fast on water. This prepares the body to dry fast.
  • Dry fasting is not recommended to people who are fasting for the first time.

After you are done with dry fasting, drink juice and water.

Side effects of Dry Fasting

  • You may have painful urination after a couple of days during dry fasting and suffer from diarrhea which is very common after dry fasting.
  • It may also include nausea, joint pain and headache.

Keep in mind that before you dry fast, first fast on water and juice.’>

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