Understanding Water Fasting Variations  

Water fasting means stopping all meals and drinks except water for a set time.

Intermittent fasting includes Alternate Day Fasting (ADF), the 5:2 diet, and Time-Restricted Eating.

Water fasting may temporarily lower body weight and blood pressure, although "clinically significant" weight loss, usually above 5% from baseline, isn't always achieved.

Effect on Weight and Metabolism

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Short-term weight loss occurs during water fasting.

 However, this process's weight loss is mostly due to water loss, glucose depletion, and a little muscle mass loss.

Ginger and diabetes research is scarce, but promising. Researchers analyzed many clinical studies in Archives of General Internal Medicine in 2018. 

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