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What does fasting mean?

Fasting means remembering all or part of food or drink

Many religions and cultures know (a form of) as a way to clean the internal man, get in balance and build discipline. Animals and children also often find that when they do not feel completely comfortable, they stop eating: a natural phenomenon that allows the digestive organs to rest, so that the body can focus on fighting the disease. In the current time, people also fast to look nicer/better. By not eating for a long time, organs can function worse (or not). Fasting is based on willpower, the conviction to cleanse the body so that the inner force becomes tangible and physical. Fasting in the Netherlands often indicates the lent between Ash Wednesday and Easter. The Islamic fasting period is called Ramadan.

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