The Benefits of Fasting

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Ramadan, also spelled Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan or Ramathan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. One of the major significant element in Ramadan is fasting. Fasting is very important and it has several benefits which can do wonders to your body and can enhance your health to a greater extent.

When we fast, the body does not have its usual access to glucose, forcing the cells to resort to other means and materials to produce energy. As a result, the body begins gluconeogenesis, a natural process of producing its own sugar. The liver helps by converting non-carbohydrate materials like lactate, amino acids, and fats into glucose energy. Because our bodies conserve energy during fasting, our basal metabolic rate (the amount of energy our bodies burn while resting) becomes more efficient, thereby lowering our heart rate and blood pressure.

Ketosis, another process that occurs later into the fast cycle, happens when the body burns stored fat as its primary power source. This is the ideal mode for weight loss and balancing blood sugar levels.

Health Benefits of Fasting

Although fasting can be challenging and sometimes uncomfortable, the mental and physical benefits can:
•Boost cognitive performance
•Protect from obesity and associated chronic diseases
•Reduce inflammation
•Improve overall fitness
•Support weight loss
•Decrease the risk of metabolic diseases
•Benefit cancer patients — A recent study with mice and cancer showed that fasting during chemotherapy jump-starts the immune system and exposes the cancer cells. Ridding the body of old, toxic cells and replacing with new, healthy ones may be just the answer. Traditionally, cancer patients have been told to increase nutrients and caloric intake while undergoing chemotherapy treatments but this approach might now be under review.

Fasting puts the body under mild stress, which makes our cells adapt by enhancing their ability to cope. In other words, they become strong. This process is similar to what happens when we stress our muscles and cardiovascular system during exercise. As with exercise, our body can only grow stronger during these processes when there is adequate time to rest and recover. That’s why short-term fasting is recommended.

Fasting is a unique practice of acquiring health and staying away from prolonged health problems. It would surely benefit us with miracles transformed to our body. So, it is advised to practice fasting day to day life to acquire a long life and enhanced health.

Wishing you peace, longevity and auspiciousness in the holy month of Ramadan.

Stay Safe.





Report:
Gayathri Saju, IIK Young Reporter
Disclaimer: Statements and opinions expressed in the article are those of the authors and written by them; the author is solely responsible for the content in this article. IndiansinKuwait.com does not hold any responsibility for them.

Express your comments...

Submit your comments...

     

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are strictly personal and IndiansinKuwait.com does not hold any responsibility on them. We shall endeavour to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libellous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.
Ramadan Mubarak to all. As we start the Holy month of Ramad...
Ramadan has been transpired & Muslims have enlivened W...
The religion of Islam is the most beautiful religion, with ...
Under the shine of the pearly crescent, We begin a journe...
Festivals are home to various traditions and rich cultures ...
Imsak means staying away from food, drink. Allah (Glorified...
The festival of Ramadan is observed in the ninth month of t...
Ramadan is one of the 12 months of Islamic calendar. It is ...
Praise be to God, lord of the worlds, and peace be upon the...
The end of Ramadan is marked by Eid ul Fitr. Ramadan may be...
In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful....
The days are fast approaching the time is drawing near t...
The month of Ramadan is a blessed month that Allah has prov...
Allah has called it Lay-Al-Qadar beg of its Great Value & ...
Fasting has an important role in Islam.It is essential to o...
Ramadan, a month of holy cause, the month of understanding ...
Fasting is good for our bodies, minds and our souls! It hel...
1. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. One ...
Ramadan is known as one of the most important month in Isla...
EID PRAYER, what is Eid Eid the festival which is followe...
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim calendar. Healthy ...
This is the month we are waiting for yes,this is Ramadan we...
The lights of houses cheer up the dimmed neighborhood as ni...
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is t...
“When Ramadan arrives, the gates of Paradise are opened and...
Ramadan is a month of prosperity , joy , happiness and Self...
“Ramadan is a month in which the Quran was first orally rev...
Eid is here! Eid is here! I can see the crescent moon up t...
The Messenger of Allaah ‘salalAllaahu alayhi wa salam said,...
Ramadan is known as one of the most important month in Isla...
Ramadan has come, to purify the hearts, to revive the souls...
The holy month of Ramadan arrives Showing people how to li...
In Islam, Ramadan is a month of fasting, prayer, and contem...
As we already know, Ramadan, also spelled Ramazan, Ramzan, ...
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar is also th...
Here comes the beautiful time of the year Where our mind ...
Ramadan is also known as ‘Ramazan’ and it is celebrated in...
A blessing for Muslims all over the world! Ramadan is the m...
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. It is the...
Ramadan is the month of worship. Ramadan is a special month...
Month of mercy, blessings and forgiveness. Approached fa...