Muslims all across the world observe this auspicious month of Ramadan with fasting but only few of us really know the health benefits fasting provides to our human body. Fasting if practiced regularly can help with anything from weight loss to allergies. It also eliminates extra amount of toxins from the body and reduces blood sugar. On the contrary, negative impact can be seen if one indulge in excessive eating during Iftar or do not sleep regularly at night. Even the scientific studies on medical ethics of Ramadan has noted significant improvement in the health routine of the people who fast regularly.
Guess what! It also provides us the most needed routine of healthy eating habitwhile boosting our body immunity. Here are some incredible health benefits you need to know that are derived from fasting:
Provides Peace of the Heart and Mind
There is an intense spiritual healing for Muslims in the month of Ramadan for those who regularly fast. Muslims across the globe practice the Islamic principle and are inclined to be more generous by participating in charitable acts of donation, family-bonding at its best by gathering together for Suhoor & Iftaar, spiritually praying 5 times a day and mending their souls by self-control and upholding their characters by involvement in good manners. These all habits maintained for the whole month build up a regular practice and heal our soul with inner peace and self-satisfaction.
Weight Loss & Fat Breakdown
Food consumption is minimized during Roza. For sure, if you are a true foodie and love to eat than that’s not going to happen as the Roza puts a stop to excessive eating. However, if you opt for regular eating habit, chances are that you will eat less amount of food during Suhoor & Iftaar eventually helping you to lose weight. This is purely true in Ramadan when your source of energy during your Roza is mainly food that contains carbs. Trying to eat more healthy food during the Suhoor can transform your body really quick and helps to fat break down.
Maintains Your Blood Pressure
Fasting is one of the natural method that helps us to reduce blood pressure as the metabolic rate is minimized during fasting.The natural hormones such as adrenaline and noradrenaline available in our body are also reduced during the whole day long of fasting. This keep our metabolism rate normal and steady that stays within required limits. The wholesome benefit attained is reduction in blood pressure.
Fasting Influences to Maintain Healthy Diet
Fasting has a great impact when it comes to reduce the temptation or craving of fast foods and processed foods as the whole day of starvation leads to skip junk foods at Iftaar and eat something fresh and natural. It has been observed that fresh fruits and juices becomes a preference at the time of Iftaar to maintain the energy level. Once you develop the routine of eating healthy for the whole month, it becomes your habit that has a great impact on the long term.
Fasting Revitalize Immune Level
If you opt for a balanced diet routine in Suhoor & Iftaar, it helps you to boost your immunity. Reduction in body fats and elimination of toxins also helps the human body. When a person break its fast at the time of Iftaar with fresh juices and fruits, it causes an increase in the storage of healthy vitamins and minerals within the human body. Vitamins A and E are perfect antioxidant already available in fruits which helps to boost immunity.
There are countless health benefits of fasting during Ramadan. The holy month is no doubt a great blessing and a perfect opportunity to amend our self to gain a healthy lifestyle by adapting healthy eating habits. When you fast, it eventually teaches us a lesson to control our needless cravings. As a result, by the end of Ramadan we develop a stronger self-control to avoid tempting food served at any time of the day.