The human body needs food as its fuel to function every day and it sources its food from various sources such as plants, poultry, milk and meat from animals. Humans need at-least 3 balanced needs to provide its body the nutrients it needs. But many spiritual and religious practices have always advised to include fasting in
Regular fasting has been very common in Hinduism. In H
Catholics observe fasting such as Sundays of Lent and Eucharistic Fast at various times of year. The idea behind observing these fasts is to decrease the intake of food and refrain from eating meat. Church preaches to do penance for ones sins and maintain self-discipline.
Every year Muslims also observe fasting during the month of Ramzan. Fasting in Islam is known as Rozeh or Sawm. Islam also preaches to develop self-discipline, penance and compassion towards the deprived.
In essence every religion considers fasting as a way of developing self control, patience, strengthening faith and attitude, spiritual enlightenment and appreciating all the things God has provided us for living a comfortable life.
Most would connect fasting with spiritual enlightenment and one’s faith in religion but fasting also many health benefits. Our body is made up of cells, tissues, organs that work together to function as a
It is very important to give our body and our perpetually functioning digestive and cognitive system a break. One way to do this is to practice the age-old way of doing fasting. Fasting in any form helps the body to get a
Like every type of exercise and diet is not for everyone similarly fasting is not for everyone as fasting can have serious consequences and can cause dehydration due loss of water. It can also cause headaches, migraines, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, sleep problems and tachycardia. So its always important to understand your body’s needs and is recommended to consult your doctor before doing fasting.