BBC Horizon 2012: Eat, Fast and Live Longer(+Video)

Michael Mosley fasted for two days every week

Scientists are uncovering evidence that short periods of fasting, if properly controlled, could achieve a number of health benefits, as well as potentially helping the overweight, as Michael Mosley discovered.

I’d always thought of fasting as something unpleasant, with no obvious long term benefits. So when I was asked to make a documentary that would involve me going without food, I was not keen as I was sure I would not enjoy it. read

Saying of The Prophet:

Abu Huraim reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying The deeds of people would be presented every week on two days,.Monday and Thursday, and every believing servant would be granted pardon except the one in whose (heart) there is rancour against his brother and it would he said: Leave them and put them off until they are turned to reconciliation.Muslim  (Book #032, Hadith #6224)