Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Benefits Of Fasting & You

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!

Yes. Empty plate for you!

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!

Let your poor body rest.

Health Benefits of Fasting:

1~Initiation of rapid weight loss with little or no hunger.
2~Promote detoxification.
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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This is not why you fasted!

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 =)


foongpc said...

Your last line said it all. And that is exactly what is happening nowadays. Fast whole day then pig it out after breaking fast at night. You get a sudden sugar spike which is not good for the body. No wonder some people get fatter during fasting months! : )

Tekkaus said...

Haha =) some just can't help it. They just can't resist the temptation. They feel they deserve it after hours of fasting. Bad!

twosuperheroes said...

For us, after fasting...we practically lost all appetite already. Can't eat much even though you feel like walloping the whole cow! Haha. :p

Tekkaus said...

Well..that's the benefit of fasting right? It let's u rest mah. Just like car also need some maintenance. Ha =) SO you need to rest abit, then can eat MOOOREEEE in the future.

Bengbeng said...

as for me fasting month is a glorious time with glorious food at many street corners. and at affordable prices too :)

Tekkaus said...

Yeah! Yesterday I saw ample of delicious cuisine and delicacies at a bazaar. too bad I am in a hurry. If not surely I'll eat it. Ha =)

cc said...

I agree with foongpc, the pig out will most definitely cancel out, or worst, bring a negative effect to fasting. Moderation is the key word.

Tekkaus said...

Hmm...moderation to everything right? Yes, if not it totally beats the purpose of fasting. Then dun pig out. Just piglet out will do. =)

onesmartcookie said...

I have many friends who are currently celebrating Ramadan. I understand that they are doing this for religious reasons but I am concerned about receiving no water. Water is the life source and to go so long without water I feel is unhealthy.

Even when I fast, I am taking in water and other nutrients. Also I do it for one or two days, not one month.

Yes, fasting is truly wonderful. I am able to detox, lose weight, enjoy better skin and enjoy the rest it gives my body.

I would like to invite you to visit my blog.

Tekkaus said...

But after breaking fast they could drink water again. So I don't think it's a problem. Besides it's not for the whole day. Okay I'll visit urs right now. Thanks for droping by at tekkaus ya! =)

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