This article aims to explore the health benefits associated with Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat – waterless fasting – and its potential positive impact on overall well-being. It discusses the detoxification effect of abstaining from food and water, the implications for digestive health, and the influence on mental clarity and focus. Furthermore, the article offers expert advice on maintaining proper hydration and nutritional balance during the fast. Dr. Priyanka Rohatgi, Chief Nutritionist at Apollo Hospitals, provides her professional insights to address key questions related to this topic.
Detoxification, Cleansing Effects and Impact on Digestive Health
Dr Priyanka Rohatgi, Chief Nutritionist at Apollo Hospitals emphasises that the detoxification and cleansing effects claimed by waterless fasting have limited scientific effect supporting them. Dry fasting is an extreme practice that can be potentially dangerous, and it is advisable to consult a healthcare professional before considering such fasting methods. According to Dr. Rohatgi, “waterless fasting