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5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by michaelo2(m): 1:15pm On May 29, 2017
In the spirit of ramadan, lets discuss fasting and its health benefits.

Fasting refers to not taking either food ,
drink , or both by yourself with no force, for a particular period of time. It could be done partially for some certain kind of food or as totally in which no food or liquid is consumed for a day or a few days.

If you can’t fast food for a day, give up coffee or sweets, here are several reasons to fast.


Detoxification : this is a normal body activity when the body neutralizes or gets rid of any type of toxins in the various organs like the colon, liver, lungs, or
skin . During fasting, the body turns to the fat deposits for energy, which releases chemicals from the fatty reserves and results in the removal of these chemicals through these organs.


Improves Mental Health: After fasting, the blood is filled with increased levels of endorphins, which makes you more alert and leaving you with a feeling of good mental health.


Reduces Risk Of Obesity : Fasting has been and is still been used to fight off obesity for a long period. It activates the liver enzymes and breaking down fat and cholesterol into essential bile acids, stimulating the metabolism and converts the surplus fat into heat.

Under medical guidance, fasting proves to be the simplest and surest way to take out excess fat with an acceptable amount of minimum risks to one's health.

Fasting can actually make you fatter. The power of fasting is not in losing weight during the fast, but in gaining control of your appetite after the fast, which is the REAL problem.


Gives The Digestive System A Break

During fasting, the digestive organs rest, giving the digestive system a much-needed rest. After fasting, both digestion and elimination are invigorated.


Lowers risk of type 2 diabetes:

Fasting is known to reduce insulin resistance, helping with insulin sensitivity, allowing you to tolerate carbohydrate better than normal. Leading to a reduction in blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.


For persons with medical ailment such as diabetes , and chronic ailments like gout , advanced stages of cancer, and cardiac arrhythmia, in which the heart beats irregularly. It is also not advised for pregnant or nursing women.fasting should be done under medical guidance or not at all.

Ramadam Kareem to our Muslim brothers and sisters.

http://www.healththismoment.com/2017/05/5-health-benefits-of-fasting.html?m=1

Mynd44 Lalasticlala Dominique

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by TRADELYN: 1:29pm On May 29, 2017
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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by FitnessDoctor: 2:05pm On May 29, 2017
Hmmm... Most Nigerians fast everyday..

I know a lot of girls and boys especially students who don't eat till 1pm or till 3 in the affternoon...

We should be able to draw a line between fasting and starving your body of the necessary nutrients.... which is one reason for the high number of deaths and the incessant outbreak of disease in Nigeria...

You can still eat two square meals or even 1 square meal a day and still look healthier than everyone on the block... it is all about the nutrients you eat and not what you eat...

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by Mandesz(m): 7:00pm On May 29, 2017
*fasting becomes meaningless when it's done cos others are doing it.

*shouldn't be hypocritical

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by snrman(m): 7:00pm On May 29, 2017
Ya Allah am a Muslim
cool

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by brunofarad(m): 7:01pm On May 29, 2017
Mods ,
I think you guys forgot to put that faith proclamation thing on this thread grin

When I wanted to comment ,I was threading with caution before the question will pop out from no where grin

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by Destined2win: 7:01pm On May 29, 2017
Moderate fasting is a wonderful health remedy

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by NairalandCS(m): 7:02pm On May 29, 2017
Say what ?

*Sips tea*
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by kolafolabi(m): 7:02pm On May 29, 2017
Hy

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by mekstaniac(m): 7:02pm On May 29, 2017
OP U no add Ulcer?

Lack of regular chopping can give U ulcer


Na 1 benefit too

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by Chidex2442(m): 7:03pm On May 29, 2017
6. It helps when you are broke

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by VickyRotex(f): 7:03pm On May 29, 2017
mekstaniac:
OP U no add Ulcer?

Lack of regular chopping can give U ulcer


Na 1 benefit too

So Ulcer is now a benefit? Smh! You people joke with everything.

May you not encounter Ulcer of any type. Say Amen!!!

FYI: Not eating doesnt cause ulcer.

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by Nobody: 7:03pm On May 29, 2017
The only day I ever tried fasting, I barely made it home alive.
I was supposed to fast till 6pm but as early as 12pm I was already feeling dizzy as if the world was about to end.

Thank God for saving my live.

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by slurryeye2: 7:03pm On May 29, 2017
mekstaniac:
OP U no add Ulcer?

Lack of regular chopping can give U ulcer


Na 1 benefit too

Lack of eating doesn't cause ulcers. Get some education bro



Causes of stomach ulcers


Stomach ulcers aren’t necessarily caused by one single factor. The decrease in the stomach’s mucus lining that leads to an ulcer is usually caused by one of the following:

An infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)

Long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen

Excess acid (hyperacidity) in the stomach, which may be related to genetics, lifestyle (stress, smoking), and certain foods

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, a rare disease that makes the body produce excess stomach acid

Certain factors and behaviors can put you at higher risk for developing stomach ulcers:

Smoking

Frequent use of steroids (such as those for treating asthma)

Hypercalcemia (overproduction of calcium)

Family history of stomach ulcers

Being over 50 years old

Excessive consumption of alcohol

http://www.healthline.com/health/stomach-ulcer#overview1

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by Ihutomi: 7:04pm On May 29, 2017
It is a cleansing experience both in and out.

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by Edopesin(m): 7:04pm On May 29, 2017
Okay Fasting Makes Me Fat


Thats The FATtest lie i have ever heard

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by Aburi001: 7:08pm On May 29, 2017
Most Nigerians have directly or otherwise embraced FASTING since the famous CHANGE took over.

Either through the formula 0-1-0 or 1-0-1

All thanks goes to Buhari, APC and the recession grin

Nigerians now know how to fast by fire by force. tongue
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by point5: 7:09pm On May 29, 2017
Hhhahah

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by toxxnoni(m): 7:09pm On May 29, 2017
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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by Dottore: 7:10pm On May 29, 2017
Ok
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by kdon0000: 7:12pm On May 29, 2017
Nice post
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by Edopesin(m): 7:15pm On May 29, 2017
Aburi001:
Most Nigerians have directly or otherwise embraced FASTING since the famous CHANGE took over.

Either through the formula 0-1-0 or 1-0-1

All thanks goes to Buhari, APC and the recession grin

Nigerians now know how to fast by fire by force. tongue
1-0-1 my bro

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by Agbafs2005(m): 7:17pm On May 29, 2017
It helps to reduce the no of touts in Lagos....... Pls continue fasting ooo..so we can av peaceful Lagos.
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by VickyRotex(f): 7:17pm On May 29, 2017
Edopesin:
Okay Fasting Makes Me Fat


Thats The FATtest lie i have ever heard

I wouldnt say that's a lie, as our body processes meal differently. (I dont wanna digress) But, I've seen people who added weight after fasting.
And it also depends, some people after fasting wants to make up for all the meals they missed, during the day. What do you expect?

Also, you people need to understand that Fasting is not meant to make you lose weight. As a matter of fact, if you are having a Fast (Religion related), its meant to serve a purpose for the renewal of your mind/spirit. And not necessarily to make you lose weight. Ofcourse it helps in detoxifying and other health benefit the Op mentioned. But we need to look beyond the physical to the purpose and main aim we chose to fast.

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by jaymejate(m): 7:19pm On May 29, 2017
we will not hear word again.
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by seunny4lif(m): 7:24pm On May 29, 2017
Fasting is normal now in Buhari time.
Almost every student fast.
0 0 1
No be fasting be that.
Talk another thing abeg

Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by AuroraB(f): 7:27pm On May 29, 2017
jaymejate:
we will not hear word again.
grin like say we send them grin
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by Vanpascore(m): 7:27pm On May 29, 2017
Good for you only if yu blf
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by sirusX(m): 7:28pm On May 29, 2017
brunofarad:
Mods ,
I think you guys forgot to put that faith proclamation thing on this thread grin

When I wanted to comment ,I was threading with caution before the question will pop out from no where grin
grin grin grin
You go fear that kain fear
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by aribisala0(m): 7:30pm On May 29, 2017
What about the benefits of eating? For every 5 benefits of fasting there are 1000 for eating
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by kevoh(m): 7:35pm On May 29, 2017
I get all same 5 benefits without fasting. smiley
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Fasting by Tenim47(m): 7:35pm On May 29, 2017
Aburi001:
Most Nigerians have directly or otherwise embraced FASTING since the famous CHANGE took over.

Either through the formula 0-1-0 or 1-0-1

All thanks goes to Buhari, APC and the recession grin

Nigerians now know how to fast by fire by force. tongue
shut up

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