Here are some of the benefits of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims worldwide fast by refraining from worldly activities, including eating, drinking, smoking, arguing, lying and gossiping.

Iran PressHealth & Nutrition: Fasting during Ramadan provides an opportunity to relax the digestive system from its year-round labor. Fasting offers significant advantages in the treatment of various chronic conditions. 

Obesity, psychological stress, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, blood pressure, renal difficulties, and heart disease can all be reduced.

While fasting is not practicable for many people with liver disease, it can be beneficial for others. Fasting can also be an effective weight-loss technique for them. 

Patients with liver illness who want to lose weight during Ramadan are recommended to avoid meals high in fat and to restrict the use of maize and olive oils in food preparation.

Here are some of the positive impacts fasting can have on your health and well-being:

Regulates ‘bad’ cholesterol

Many people aim to lose some weight by fasting. However, a recent study found that fasting also affects the lipid profile. This results in reduced blood cholesterol, which can keep heart attacks, strokes and other diseases at bay.

Curbed appetite

Observing Ramadan and fasting gives your lifestyle and digestive system a positive U-turn. As your body gets used to eating less, your digestive system gets a chance to rest and your stomach gradually shrinks in size. This reduces your appetite, and the results can last longer than many trend diets.

A month-long detox

Fasting not only uses your fat reserves but also cleanses your body of harmful toxins that might be present in fat deposits. With the digestive system on a month-long overhaul, your body naturally detoxifies, giving you the opportunity to continue a healthier lifestyle beyond Ramadan.

Boosted mood and mental clarity

Fasting can be a method of ‘supercharging’ the brain, increasing the growth and development of new brain cells and sharpening responses to information in the world around us. Studies also show that fasting can also make the brain more resilient to stress, more adaptable to change, and can improve mood, memory and even learning capacity.


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