Top five health benefits of fasting during Ramadan

Ramadan which will start day after tomorrow in India is a month of renunciation, praying, generosity and sacrifice. Not only spiritual benefits but also health benefits are linked with fasting during Ramadan. Few of the health benefits are

  1. Boosts your immune system
    Fasting during Ramadan will lead to increase in the production of White Blood Cell which boosts immunity.
    As per the studies, if food is not consumed for few hours, it will signal human body to produce more white blood cells which are the important part of immune system. These cells fight with bacteria, virus and other pathogens.
  2. Breakdown fat deposits
    During “Roza”, when food is not consumed, body will start utilizing fat as the source of energy. As body starts using fat as source of energy instead of glucose, it leads to breakdown of fat deposits.
  3. Weight loss
    When fat is used for energy, cholesterol level goes down and eventually weight loss gets accelerated. Loss of weight will in turn help to control blood pressure and diabetes.
  4. Helps you to overcome addictions
    Fasting in Ramadan also helps in overcoming addictions. After being away from addiction for 30 days, urge to go back to it again will not be felt.
  5. Increase nutrients absorption
    Fating during Ramadan improves metabolism and improve absorption of nutrients from food. Due to fasting, a hormone is released which allows muscles to absorb more nutrients.