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7 Amazing Health Benefits Of Fasting During Ramzan

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The holy month of Ramzan has arrived and the festive spirit in the air is contagious! The streets bustling with festival shoppers, special Ramzan delicacies available everywhere, etc, is all quite charming!

As we all know, Ramzan is a month in which people observe a fast until the last day of the month.

People who celebrate Ramzan have just two meals in a day, the first one before dawn, known as the "Suhoor", and the last one after sunset, known as the "Iftar".

In between these two meals, they avoid consuming any food. Ramzan involves a variety of delicious dishes which are rather irresistible; however, they can be had just twice in a day.

While it may be true that some people experience digestive problems during the fasting, owing to the long gap between the two meals, it is also a fact that fasting for a month during Ramzan can have a number of health benefits.

If you make sure that you consume a lot of healthy foods and keep yourself well hydrated during the month of Ramzan, you can get healthier than ever.

Here is why fasting during Ramzan can prove to be healthy, read on!


1. Aids In Weight Loss

If you avoid consuming a lot of sweets and oily foods during Ramzan, you can lose weight quite easily, as you eat just two meals a day. If those two meals are balanced and healthy, you can lose a few pounds before the end of the month!


2. Improves Self-Control

Fasting during Ramzan is a great way to improve your self-control, especially when it comes to food. You can always draw inspiration from the self-control you exercised for a month and use it whenever you feel like you need to eat healthy.


3. Reduces Cholesterol

During Ramzan, people tend to eat at home just twice in a day, and they avoid fast foods, junk food, etc. This helps in reducing their blood fat levels and cholesterol to a great extent.


4. Helps Curb Addictions

Most people refrain themselves from indulging in vices such as smoking, drinking, etc, during Ramzan, as it is a holy month. This habit can help them take a break from their addictions and may also help them to curb their habits completely.


5. Detoxifies The Body

Fasting is a good way to detoxify your system. Since your body is getting a break from the regular intake of food, especially junk food, Ramzan fasting can aid in the detoxification process and keep you healthy!


6. Boosts Immunity

Studies have shown that fasting can improve the immunity of your body to a considerable extent, as your system is detoxified and also because your digestive system can produce healthier fluids.


7. Reduces Hypertension

While fasting, the metabolic rate of the body reduces and so do the blood fat levels, this in turn helps in the reduction of conditions like high blood pressure and its related ailments.

Read more about: health, diet, weight loss, ramzan
Story first published: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 13:30 [IST]
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