In recent years has become a household word "post".Many of our friends are fasting before Christmas, the Lent before Easter, most of them know that at this time you can not eat meat.What else you can not do and what you need fast, know only deeply religious lyudi.Tserkovny year provides regular alternation of positions and holidays.Daily posts met throughout the year on Wednesdays and Fridays.The exception is the so-called "solid Week" (Christmastide, Mardi Gras, etc..).
Multi-day positions are confined to major holidays.The longest and famous - it's Lent before Easter.It continues for 48 days (in 2013 - will last from March 18 to May 5).At this time, you can not eat animal food: meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, consume alcohol.
Twice during this time, you can file a fish dish - in the Annunciation and Palm Sunday.And on Friday, the last week of Lent adopted total abstinence from food.
Next in importance - Advent.It lasts from November 28 to January 7 and ends on Christmas Day.In the last week of th
There are Apostolic, or Petrov post (so-called summer) - 23 June to 11 July.A month after it comes the multi-day Dormition Fast.It lasts 2 weeks - from 14 to 28 August.
Multi-day positions require training.To enter into them should be gradually, starting with abstinence-fasting from the (animal) food on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the year.Rash strict fasting can frustrate health and make a person irritable and nervous because of the constant feeling of hunger.
Each himself must determine how much he needed a day of food and drink.Then it is necessary to gradually reduce the amount of food eaten, and bring it to the minimum that can no longer be cut, so as not to weaken.
elderly, the sick, children under 14 years of age, pregnant and nursing mothers are exempt from fasting.It is recommended not only positions, but also throughout the year to observe moderation in eating.Strong positions in vain, if followed by intemperance in eating.
It turned out that the Russian people, who used to strictly observing the fasts, was stronger and stronger health compared with other nations.Not without reason in the Patriotic War of 1812, in the defeated Paris, the French were astonished, growth and health of Russian soldiers.It is also noticed that the strict "fasters" in whatever hard conditions they may be, have lived much longer than the profusely feeding.
Doctors believe that fasting is nothing wrong.At this time, the cleaning and the general improvement of the body, getting rid of excess weight.Because of plant foods rich in fiber, increases peristalsis, stop worrying constipation, toxins.Due to replace butter vegetable may lower high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, which is important in the treatment of ischemic heart disease and hypertension.
limit yourself to certain foods - does not mean monotonous to eat and suffer from lack of vitamins and minerals.After all, there are all sorts of fasting diet cereals, bread, soy, mushrooms, berries, legumes, fruits, vegetables.From sweets allowed jam, honey, dried fruits.So vitamin deficiency during Lent no one threatens.And if there is a vitamin deficiency, especially characteristic of spring, doctors are advised to take vitamins during the post - conventional or with trace elements.
All those wishing to start fasting Orthodox Church recalls: post - it's not just abstaining from fasting foods, but above all spiritual purification, while familiarizing with the good, the rejection of rage, malice, revenge.Post bodily, without fasting spiritual, does not make much sense.
Doctors nutritionists believe that from a medical point of view position - a kind of diet.A very useful buckwheat, which at that time reigned on the table in the vicinity of the pea soup, not less calories, but more useful than a pork chop.But those who suffer from severe anemia, it is impossible to offer such a long rejection of meat products.Therefore, before you start fasting, it is worth to consult with your doctor, so as not to harm health.