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When it comes to health, Fasting has been shown to improve metabolism, prevent or slow disease and possibly increase life span.
When it comes to growing closer to God, Fasting is intrinsic to to two traditions which is Islam and Jainism. t its core, fasting is about conquering human pride to connect with God
Muslims believe that fasting develops submission to God, empathy with the poor and repentance and gives time for spiritual introspection.

Religious fasting is meant to shock the body from its routines.

In most religions, fasting is associated with an introspection of one’s life – the past, present and future. This reflection can make one more conscious of one’s own actions internally and externally, the impact on oneself and on society.

This is coupled with prayer. Many religions believe that fasting leads to wisdom.