What Are The Health Benefits of Fasting

Allah Azawajal compulsory fast upon every Muslim from dawn till sun set in the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims are encouraged to abstain from eating and drinking, not only that, and to abstain from gossiping, incoherent talk, gambling, sexual relations.

Fasting improve one's health and help to free from illness, below are some health benefits of Ramadan. 

  1. Dates: dates are also a great way of getting some much needed fibre, which will aid and improve digestion throughout Ramadan. 
  2. Boost your Brain: the mental focus achieved during Ramadan increases the level of brain  derived. Neurotrophic  factor, which increases the body to produce more brain cells, thus improving function.
  3. Ditch bad habits: vices such as smoking and sugary food should not be indulged during Ramadan, and as you abstain from them your body will gradually acclimatise to their absence, until your addiction is kicked for good. 
  4. Lower cholesterol: people observing Ramadan enjoy a positive effect on their lipid profile, which means there is a reduction of cholesterol in the blood.
  5. Lasting Appetite Reduction: the reduction in food consumed throughout fasting causes your stomach to gradually shrink,meaning you will need to eat food to full.
  6. Detoxify: Ramadan acts as a fantastic detox for your body. By not eating or drinking throughout the day, your body will be offered the rare chance to detoxify your digestive system throughout the mouth. 
  7. Absorb more nutrients: your metabolism becomes more efficient, meaning the amount of nutrients you absorb from food improves.  This is because of an increase in a hormone called adiponectin, which is produced by a combination of fasting and eating late at night, and allows your muscles to absorb more nutrients.

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