“The physiological effects of fasting are numerous.”
Ms. Karim, who is of the University of Ilorin, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Ilorin that fasting allows the digestive system to rest and flourish.
“Nutritionally-induced diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cancer can be prevented with fasting.
“The physiological effects of fasting are numerous and these include lowering of blood sugar, cholesterol and systolic blood pressure related to diabetes and hypertension.
“A good break for the digestive system would make it rest, heal and flourish better,” she said.
According to the nutritionist, fasting eliminates a load of accumulated toxins in the human body and allows the liver to regenerate and work efficiently.
She added that it was not advisable to break fast with heavy food and acidic fruits.
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