Going for a whole day without food can be a task to so many people. However, Muslims will be starting their fast tomorrow till 2nd May 2022.
On the other hand, fasting is condod as one of the five pillars of Islam and is a special month for self-reflection, self-improvement, kindness and spirituality.
What does it mean to fast for the muslims
Fasting for the muslims involvees not eating or drinking anything from sunrise to sunset for a month. However, you need to be careful when fasting so that you cannot harm your body health wise.
“Intermittent fasting during this month not only uses your fat reserves, but also cleanses your body of harmful toxins that might be present in fat deposits,” says Ruchika Midhas, Nutritionist and Dietitian.
“With the digestive system on a month-long overhaul, your body naturally detoxifies, giving you the opportunity to continue a healthier lifestyle beyond Ramadan,” she adds.
Benefits of fasting
Ramadan fasting increases the red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), platelet (PLT) count, high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c), and decreases the blood cholesterol, triglycerides, low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) and very low density lipoprotein cholesterol (VLDL-c).
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“When you fast regularly for longer durations, it leads to a metabolic switch and an improved Fat loss and maintainance.”
Adding, “Month long fasting is the best you you can detoxify your body, with research also showing a reduced inflammatory markers after a period of intermittent fasting. It is also known to reduce the incidence of hypertension as well as lowered amounts of LDL cholesterol,” says Dietitian Garima Goyal.
One needs to at least fast once in a while even if they are not Muslims.