The Health Benefits And Risks Of Fasting During Ramadan
The Health Benefits and Risks of Fasting During Ramadan

 Muslims around the world are preparing to fast this holy month. During Ramadan, followers of Islam go without any food or water from sunrise to sunset. This month the body is driven to another stage to completely change while eating, drinking and drinking water.

During fasting, various problems can occur in the body, such as heartburn, dehydration and physical discomfort, etc. Also, weight loss, hypertension control, diabetes control, muscle strength conservation, etc. are also seen. Today in this article, we will talk about the risks and benefits of fasting during Ramadan.

Health Benefits And Risks of Fasting During Ramadan:


So let's find out about the health benefits and risks of fasting during Ramadan.

Health Benefits


1) Great for weight loss

2) Controls blood sugar

3) Controls high blood pressure

4) Conserves muscle energy

5) Improves immunity

6) It solves the inflammatory reaction

7) Improves brain function

8) Gives mental clarity




1) Great for weight loss

People who are overweight especially benefit during this time. However, it is not that Ramadan is essential for weight loss. But, since people follow certain rules at this time, follow a healthy diet in the morning and evening, such as soup, bread, dates and other fruits, which help to lose weight quickly.

Avoiding sugary and fatty foods instead increases the intake of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and water. This results in weight loss.

2) Controls blood sugar


One of the benefits of fasting in Ramadan is that it helps control your blood sugar. Rosa breaks down your glucose so that the body can get energy which reduces the production of insulin.

3) It controls high blood pressure

Fasting can help reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. Fat stored in the body is used as energy even after the body is deprived of food and water. The rate of metabolism also decreases during fasting.

The secretion of adrenaline and non-adrenaline hormones is also reduced; It helps in stabilizing the metabolic rate, which helps in controlling high blood pressure.

4) Conserves muscle energy

The fat stored in your muscles will be used. Whenever you consume carbohydrates, glycogen (fat cells) are added, which leads to weight gain. However, during Ramadan fasting, fat cells are used as a source of energy.



5) Improves immunity

During Ramadan, people usually eat healthy food during fasting. It helps to increase immunity, eliminate toxins and reduce fat. When dates and fruits are eaten to break the fast, they increase the storage of vitamins and minerals needed by the body.

Vitamin A and Vitamin E are present in all fruits, which help to increase your immunity.

6) It solves the inflammatory reaction

Another physical benefit of fasting in Ramadan is that it helps to cure inflammatory diseases and allergies. Some examples of inflammatory diseases are arthritis and skin diseases such as psoriasis. Experts say that fasting can improve the healing of inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis.


7) Improves brain function


Many studies have shown that fasting can increase the production of certain proteins, which are beneficial for brain activity. These proteins will help activate brain stem cells so that they can function better. This is why your brain becomes alert when you fast.

8) Gives mental clarity


Another psychological benefit of fasting during Ramadan is that it prepares your body to learn how to control your desires for food and drink. In the process, the brain adapts to that condition and teaches how to be more patient.




In addition to the benefits of fasting in Ramadan, there are some risks:

1) Caffeinated beverages or other carbonated beverages that may cause acidity should also be avoided during Ramadan.

2) Try to avoid exposure to the sun and drink plenty of water before the start of fasting, otherwise you may become dehydrated due to high outside temperature which may cause you to lose consciousness.

3) People with chronic kidney disease may have problems with fasting.

 

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