First thing first, to all Muslims friends: Happy fasting during this Ramadan! Yes! In Islam, Muslims are obliged to fast during the holy month from dawn until night. So there'll be no eating, no drinking, no smoking, and no sex during this holy month. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the Pillars of Islams and it's one of the most important acts of Islamic Worship! So first-timer children, don't worry you'll get the hang of it. And for Muslims who crave for food all the time 24/7, show a little bit of love for your God. So no nasi lemak, roti canai and teh tarik for the time being!
So why fast? Of course, fasting is not only restricted to Muslims. Everyone can fast. You, me, he, she, they, us, everyone can fats. In fact fasting can be very beneficial to those who do it one regular basis. No wonder in Islam, everyone is obligated to fast. So here's more reasons for you to fast!
Health Benefits of Fasting:
1~Initiation of rapid weight loss with little or no hunger.
3~Give our digestive system a much needed rest.
4~Promotes the resolution of inflammatory process (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis).
5~Reduces allergic reaction (e.g. asthma).
6~Promotes drying up of abnormal fluid accumulation (e.g. edema).
7~Correct high pressure without drugs.
8~Make it easy to overcome bad habits and addiction (e.g. alcohol, nicotine, caffeine etc.).
9~Make you eyes and skin more beautiful.
10~Restore your taste buds normal function.
11~The perfect gateway for healthier diet and lifestyle.
*12~For Muslims, of course you'll be closer to your God for abandoning those foods that you enjoy!
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So, to fellow Muslims in Malaysia and all around the world: Happy fasting. To others, let's jump on the bandwagon. This could make you healthy, why not give it a shot? But then again...if you hit the food bazaar after breaking fast at night with ample of fleshy, high-carbs yummy-licious cuisines, you can forget about fasting in the 1st place. Ha =)