Millions of Muslim’s around the world fast during the Holy month of Ramadan. By observing fast we not only spiritually cleanse ourselves, we heal our physical health as well. Some people think that fasting for such long hours will have detrimental effects on their health.
So stop worrying and check out the 6 health benefits that will transform you throughout Ramadan.
Dates give you instant energy to kick-start your metabolism as it comes loaded with many minerals such as potassium, magnesium, zinc and vitamin B. Also dates have a low calorie content and you get energy by its carbohydrates. Dates being rich in fiber aids digestion which is very much essential for proper functioning of stomach. So all those heavy eaters of Iftar it’s the first fruit to look out for.
2. Boost your brain :
A study carried out by scientists in the USA found that the mental focus increases during fasting which causes the body to produce more brain cells thus improving brain function. Also your stress levels are greatly reduced during and after Ramadan.
3. Ditching Bad habits:
As you will be fasting most of the day, Ramadan is the perfect time to optimize your will power and switch from bad to good. Habits such as smoking, chewing paan and eating junk food can be overcome during Ramadan. As you abstain from your addictions your body will gradually acclimatize to their absence, until your addiction is kicked for good. So Ramadan is the perfect time to kick all bad habits.
4. Lower Cholesterol:
Fasting continuously has a positive impact on your lipid profile. As a result there is a reduction of cholesterol in the blood. Lower cholesterol levels improves your cardiovascular health, gradually reducing the risk of a stroke.
Your heart becomes more healthy.
5. Detoxifies Body:
As you go through spiritual cleansing you also detoxify yourself without consulting a dietitian. While fasting your body starts utilizing the fat reserves to create energy, it also burns away all the harmful toxins that we accumulate all the year eating junk food, processed food by irregular eating timing. All the yearly toxic we produce get drained through our bodies in just one month of Ramadan.
6.Boost your Metabolism:
Our metabolism increases greatly and becomes more efficient as the amount of nutrients you absorb from food improves a lot. When we break our fast after long hours it kick-starts our metabolism and various areas of the body make better use of the nutrients they need to function.