Why is fasting beneficial for your body

  • 13/04/2021

Detoxifies and cleanses your body

By not eating or drinking throughout the day, your body would be able to detoxify your digestive system. Not just that but when your body starts getting its energy from fat, it will get rid of any harmful toxins that might be in fat deposits. 


Weight loss

When fasting, the body starts using fats as a source of energy for the body rather than carbohydrates. This results in the stomach to gradually shrink.


Greater nutrient absorption

Fasting during the day and eating late at night results in an increase in a hormone called adiponectin which allows muscles to absorb more nutrients. 


Lower cholesterol levels and enhanced heart health

It has been found that fasting has an effective impact on reducing the risk of diabetic problems as well as reducing cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels. Cholesterol levels can be maintained after Ramadan if people follow a healthy diet. 


Boosts brain function

When the body is restrained from eating, its organs have a chance to repair themselves and reject toxins. 

The energy usually used for digestion can be targeted towards enhancing brain functions. Thus many people tend to experience more mental focus at certain points during their fast. 


All in all, fasting has numerous benefits to our health and our bodies. Maintaining a healthy diet after Ramadan would help you benefit from these benefits afterwards as well.