Good Morning! As we leave our liquid only diet. Hallelujah! I personally really struggled yesterday, to the point at the end of the day, I had to have a little squash and a cup of nuts. I am Grateful for the all that has been revealed during this last 7 days and have no regrets at all yet, I am ready to move into the remaining days of the Fast and add in fruits, veggies, and if you are like me and like a little meat – add fish. One of the blessings I gained from my fasting was: I do want/need to listen to my Dr. and my daughter and for the most part cut out meat. However, I do LOVE fish! Thank God it has a lot of health benefits and of course there is a name for this type of diet. A Pescatarian! Rather than me go into a whole discussion on it, here’s a bit of what bbcgoodfood.com says about it: The pescatarian diet is widely accepted as being a nutritious choice due to the known benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle, coupled with high-protein, lean white fish and omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish including salmon, mackerel, herring and fresh tuna. This style of eating has shown a reduced risk of developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, all of which are risk factors for heart disease. In addition, a 2016 study showed that omega-3 fatty acids were associated with a lower risk of fatal heart attacks. A balanced pescatarian diet also mirrors the Mediterranean diet.
Research has linked a pescatarian diet with positive impacts on chronic disease and lower mortality rates, in comparison to diets that include meat. The study also showed those on a pescatarian diet had lower levels of blood cholesterol and blood pressure and a lower risk of diabetes, blood pressure and metabolic syndrome, compared with non-vegetarians.
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This past week, I pray you have planted some new seeds, unburied and cultivated others, and may have reaped some benefits already. I know I sure have. Remember this is not a “you have to follow this Fast just like I say”. Some others, who have chosen to fast, have tweeked the fast and are only doing portions and/or have added their own items to best fertilize their inner gardens. Examples: 2 of my friends are adhering to Ramadan fast this 30 days of No Food from sun up to sundown, eating a good breakfast and breaking fast at dark with a good healthy dinner. Another is doing sun up to as close to sundown as she can, the days are long so that means dinner is at Eight and practicing meditation and reading up on Buddhism. smile Then a 3rd is not doing the food portion and instead cutting out all negative media and transforming the mind with positive programming and reading of the word. As for those who read my post and choose not to participate in the fast; I pray you find my posts interesting & that they are providing good seeds to benefit the inner garden of your mind and heart.