Benefits of Fasting for the Health

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 14 April 2021
Benefits of Fasting for the Health
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Ever wondered what do you get out of fasting? There are actually health benefits to fasting that people may not know of, there are spiritual and as well as health benefits.

Fating can actually boost your brain health as you could notice the positive effects fasting can have on your mental wellbeing and spiritual focus, but the brain-boosting powers of Ramadan are even more significant than you might think, the mental focus achieved during Ramadan increases the level of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which causes the body to produce more brain cells, thus improving brain function.

It is also involved with lowering the cholesterol as a team of cardiologists in the UAE found that people observing Ramadan enjoy a positive effect on their lipid profile, which means there is a reduction of cholesterol in the blood.

Low cholesterol increases cardiovascular health, greatly reducing the risk of suffering from heart disease, a heart attack, or a stroke. What’s more, if you follow a healthy diet after Ramadan, this newly lowered cholesterol level should be easy to maintain.

It is also known as a way to detox your body and mind When your body starts eating into fat reserves to create energy, it will also burn away any harmful toxins that might be present in fat deposits, and therefore finally eating your body will absorb the most nutrients, which is why it is advised to break your fast on three dates as dates contains 31 grams (just over 1 oz) of carbohydrates, this is one of the perfect foods to give you a boost!

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