During Ramadan, Muslims practice fasting as part of their religious rituals. However, studies have shown that there are many benefits associated with fasting. They are as following:
Increase Weight Loss:
Fasting decreases calorie intake during the day (supposedly). It keeps the body in the mode of neurotransmitter norepinephrine that raises the levels of metabolism. This process helps the body to lose body weight by 9% on average of 4-12 weeks.
Delay Aging and Extend Longevity:
Because fasting depends on decreasing the amount of food or cutting it off, it is logical to delay aging. The body will not be exhausted to process all the intakes every day, and that will give the body a spare time to relax and rest.
Boost Brain Function:
Fasting increases nerve cell synthesis and protects against neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. It boosts the functions of the brain. Because the body is changing its norms, so the body realizes its capabilities.
Enhance Heart Health:
The blood pressure and cholesterol levels are significantly improved by fasting, and that results of fasting lead to decrease the probabilities of heart disease. Fasting, in general, increase the performance of the body and health.