It’s said that all religions teach the same thing in different ways. But let’s not get into that debate lest this post becomes a philosophical discussion.
But there are few practices that are common across almost all religions. And one of them is fasting. To be precise, the practice of willingly abstaining from food (and sometimes even water) for extended periods of time, has been practiced by people for millennia. The key word here is “willingly” as it is the difference between fasting and starving.
Do you believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? May be it’s the most marketed meal of the day.
The popular research on nutrition and food, widely quoted in media, is no longer conducted to improve our health and wellbeing. It is conducted as a method to get us to buy one product over another, and it’s all based on us being ‘constant consumers’. This so called modern research on nutrition is funded by food or supplement companies and the purpose of the research is simply to advertise and market their products.
People with vested interests in selling products have no interest in studying fasting. Much to the dismay of food companies, you can’t put fasting into a pill and sell it.
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