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Intermittent fasting is actually an umbrella term much like how plant-based diet refers to several eating plans.
Intermittent fasting involves alternating intervals of fasting (not eating) or limited caloric intake for one to three days per week, along with periods of eating as we typically do.
Fasting is not allowed during Menstruation and post-partum bleeding, frequent breast feeding and not good health are expected from fasting.
Fasting is also believed to soothe the soul and purify the body when undertaken at regular intervals.'
Practicing brief periods of fasting with either no food or significant calorie reduction, and periods of unrestricted eating has helped many people achieve their goal.
The boy is keen on fasting and he performs prayers every day.
During Eid, Muslims not only celebrate the end of fasting but also give thanks to God for the strength and help that He gave them throughout the month of Ramadan.
These reports indicate that fasting in the month of Sha'ban, though not obligatory, is so meritorious that the Holy Prophet (PBUH), did not like to miss it.
Dr Yaqoob further said in recent Diabetic Conference held in Karachi all Islamic scholars give detail about the benefits of fasting for patients.
They said there were around 150 million Muslims living with diabetes across the world and about 35 millions of them lived in Pakistan, of whom 90 per cent could fast in Ramazan provided they got prior education vis-a-vis their dietary plans, dose management of medicines and insulin; when and how to check their blood glucose levels and what should be done in case of low and high blood sugar levels while fasting.
People having diabetes, however, must acquire pre-Ramazan education and consult their physicians for safe fasting in the holy month.
A recent study takes a look at how fasting influences metabolism.
Although researchers are still debating exactly how effective fasting can be for weight loss, new research hints at other benefits.In rats, for instance, studies show that fasting can increase lifespan.
Intermittent Fasting or IF is the latest fitness buzzword.
Fasting and circadian rhythms The authors of the new study were particularly interested in learning about how fasting influenced circadian rhythms in the liver and skeletal muscles.