Muslims are obliged to fast during Ramadan to seek forgiveness and share kindness. However, there are also many scientifically proven health benefits from fasting that we can gain:

  1. Detoxing
    Fasting helps the body to detox and cleanse the digestive system.
  2. Stabilizing sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure
    By controlling the amount of food intake, we can have a healthier heart.
  3. Stress reducer
    Fasting can make our minds clear and more focused as we lower the number of calories, sugar, and salt in our bodies.
  4. Avoid inflammation
    Inflammation is related to many chronic diseases, such as alzheimer, arthritis, asthma, and stroke.
  5. Increasing metabolism
    Fasting makes our liver produce more enzymes that will break cholesterol and fats into energy, thus increasing metabolism.

We must also keep our food balanced to gain all the health benefits from fasting. Make sure to consume enough nutrients and water during fasting to avoid dehydration.

What health benefits from fasting have you experienced?