With classic fasting, you do without food for a while after the intestines have been completely emptied, for example with Glauber’s salt. This is supposed to detoxify the body. In addition, the digestive organs can take a break and recover.

A fasting variant in particular could help people who suffer from gastrointestinal complaints: the so-called mucus fasting.

“Mucice” just means a porridge made from flaxseeds, which is the main thing you eat during this type of fasting. Alternatively, you can also prepare oat, rice or buckwheat gruel.

Mucus fasting consists of three phases: relief phase, fasting phase and build-up phase.

It is important that you drink plenty of water every day for the entire duration of the mucus fast – at least 2.5 liters of water or unsweetened herbal tea every day.

You shouldn’t do mucus fasting for more than ten days. This is the recommended process:

The first two days of mucus fasting begin with a relief. These dishes end up on the plate:

The fasting phase begins on the third day.

The last days of mucus fasting form the so-called build-up phase.


This is how it works: Boil for five minutes or longer in hot, boiled water and stir.


That’s how it’s done

Mucus fasting is particularly good if you don’t want to give up food entirely, but still want to effect a detoxification and purification process

A disadvantage of this fasting variant is that the various slime preparations are not exactly a special taste experience.

It is positive that – unlike in classic therapeutic fasting – the body is supplied with carbohydrates and proteins and therefore hardly suffers from a deficiency and also does not lose any muscles. On the other hand, a little less detoxification and purification processes take place than with classic fasting.

Mucus fasting is particularly useful for people with stomach problems because the mucus protects the digestive organs and their damaged mucous membranes.

Attention: Basically, a fasting cure should always be discussed with a doctor. People with previous illnesses should be accompanied by a doctor when fasting.

Originally posted by FitForFun on How Mucus Fasting Can Help You With Stomach Discomfort.