Fasting allows the body to cleanse and regenerate itself. However, a fast does not mean your body has to go under duress. Of course, fasting with only pure water and herbal teas is highly beneficial. Nevertheless, I obtained good results by drinking liters of coconut water during some fasts. Naturally extremely sweet, coconut water, not milk, contains lots of electrolytes, which keep the body well hydrated. Moreover, I personally need some salt every day, to avoid getting low blood pressure. Therefore, I use Japanese miso paste to get enough salt. Miso is made with quality sea salt and fermented soya beans, barley or rice. Additionally, miso paste is full of probiotics, a lovely way to help our digestive system.
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When I arrived in the island of Djerba, Tunisia, I tasted the best mandarins ever. However, bananas do not grow in Djerba. For the first time in many years, I spend several days without eating any bananas. I have to admit I was quite hungry during these first days. I did not have any avocado either. After a quick trip to Houmt Souk, I came back with more than twenty delicious bananas and a generous quantity of Tunisian dates. Oh boy did it made a difference to my well-being! Suddenly, my digestion was back to normal, I had more energy and my mood lifted.
Bananas are not only absolutely delicious and sweet, but our body benefits greatly from their nutritional gems. One is lutein, an antioxidant which protect our eyes. The second is potassium, which helps magnesium to be better absorbed by the body.