“Fasting Broth” Soup Recipe
1 Chicken (omit if vegetarian/vegan)
1 Sweet Potato
- Bring chicken to boil in a pot filled with 2L water. (Skim off foam as necessary.)
- Add carrots, leeks, sweet potato, onion, and herbs into pot. Bring to boil.
- Once water is boiling, reduce to very low heat. Let simmer for 2-3 hours.
- Remove chicken and vegetables. (Use these for a future meal.) Pour broth into large thermos/mug.
This fasting soup/broth is meant to be sipped on throughout the day of a fast!
If you have yet to complete your first fast, start with a fasting broth. It is great for when you are just beginning to fast, because it will give your mouth something to do. This is important, because for habits (in this case, eating), to be broken (even temporarily), they must be replaced.
A lot of people are fearful at the idea of going without food. This fear tends to result not allowing themselves to be open to the idea of not eating. There is a false notion that it is impossible to skip eating for an entire day, much less, for a week or more. Contrary to popular beliefs, fasting supplies a number of cleansing benefits for the body. One popular result gained from refraining from eating includes the body being allowed to repair itself. The body does not have to expend energy breaking down solid foods during this time, which therefore, conserves energy. This conserving of energy is where the body can rejuvenate, by allowing its cell to focus on renewal, and not digestion. Thus, the more you can reduce your body wasting away energy on breaking down food, the more energy you will have!
Shelton, Herbert M. “The HYGIENIC SYSTEM.” Love And Truth, 1950, www.loveandtruth.net/shelton-fasting.html. 17 Nov. 2017.