16 Incredible Medical Benefits of Ramadan Fasting

Medical Benefits of Ramadan Fasting
Muslims keep fasting as a religious obligation. Almighty Allah (سبحانه تالا) by the Quran commands to the Muslims for fasting so that Muslims do fasting and not for medical benefits. The medical benefits of fasting are as a result of fasting.

Here are best 16 health benefits derive from fasting:

Loses Weight and Decreases Fat
1. Loses Weight and Decreases Fat
Fasting helps rapid weight loss and weight management, to rest the digestive tract and for lowering lipids. Fasting breaks down of glucose. When the store of glucose is exhausted, ketosis begins. This is break down of fats to release energy. The fats stored in kidney and muscles are broken down to release energy.

2. Detoxification
Ramadan acts as a fantastic detox form body. When body starts eating into fat reserves to create energy, it will also burn away any harmful toxins that might be present in fat deposits. This body cleanse will leave a healthy blank slate behind, and is the perfect stepping stone to a consistently healthy lifestyle.
Fasting upholds elimination of toxins. Processed foods contain lots of additives which may source of toxin. A large number of toxins are stored in fats. Fat is burnt during fasting, mainly when it is prolonged and the toxins are released. The liver, kidneys and other are cause of detoxification.

Digestive System Takes Rest
3. Digestive System Takes Rest
The digestive organs go on rest mode at fasting time. Itemization of food takes place at steady degrees. In slow rates the normal physiologic roles remain especially production of digestive. It helps to maintain balance of fluids in the body.

Calorie Consumption
4. Calorie Consumption
The calorie consumption at Ramadan fasting is little bit below form the nutritional necessity plans. There is no malnutrition or inadequate calorie consumption.

Assist to Overcome Addictions
5. Assist to Overcome Addictions
Fasting can play a good role to overcome addictions. Fasting can help addicts reduce their cravings, for taking abuse ingredient.

Resolves Inflammatory Response
6. Resolves Inflammatory Response
Fasting may promote restorative of inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis. Fasting promotes resolution of inflammatory diseases and allergies. Examples of such inflammatory diseases are rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis and skin diseases such as psoriasis.

Long Lasting
7. Long Lasting
The lessons learned during Ramadan, whether in terms of dietary intake or righteousness, are carried on after Ramadan, there effects will be long lasting.

Encourages Healthy Diet
8. Encourages Healthy Diet
It has been observed that fasting reduces craving for processed foods. It promotes desire for natural foods, especially water and fruits. This is one way fasting promote healthy lifestyle.

Treatment of Mild
9. Treatment of Mild
Fasting would be an ideal recommendation for the treatment of mild to moderate, stable, non-insulin diabetes, obesity, and essential hypertension.

Improve Physical Condition
10. Improve Physical Condition
In 1994 the first International Congress on "Health and Ramadan", held in Casablanca, entered 50 extensive studies on the medical ethics of fasting. Improvement in many medical conditions was noted. Such as, fasting did not harm any patients' health or their baseline medical condition.

Effect of Fasting
11. Effect of Fasting
The Effect of fasting includes lowering of blood sugar, lowering of cholesterol and lowering of the systolic blood pressure.

Boosts Immunity
12. Boosts Immunity
When an individual is on balanced diet in between fasts, this can boost immunity. Elimination of toxins and reduction in fat store also helps the body. When individuals take fruits to break a fast, they increase the body's store of essential vitamins and minerals. Vitamins A and E are good antioxidants readily available in fruits. They help to boost immunity.

Decreases Blood Sugar
13. Decreases Blood Sugar
Glucose is the source of body energy. Fasting increases Itemization of glucose. It also decreases creation of insulin. This rests the pancreas. Glucagon is produced to facilitate the breakdown of glucose. The outcome of fasting is a reduction in blood sugar.

Improves Memory
14. Improves Memory
There is a beneficial effect of extra prayer at night. This not only helps with better utilization of food but also helps in energy output. There are 10 extra calories output for each unit of the prayer. Again, we do not do prayers for exercise, but a mild movement of the joints with extra calorie utilization is a better form of exercise. Similarly, recitation of the Quran not only produces a tranquility of heart and mind, but improves the memory.

Reduces High Blood Pressure
15. Reduces High Blood Pressure
Fasting is one of the non-drug methods of reducing blood pressure. It helps to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is clogging of arteries by fat particles. During fasting glucose and later, fat stores are used to produce energy. Metabolic rate is reduced during fasting. The fear-flight hormones such as adrenaline and noradrenaline are also reduced. This keeps the metabolic steady and within limits. The benefit is a reduction in blood pressure.

Caring for Health
16. Caring for Health
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "A strong believer is better and is more beloved to Allah than a weak believer, and there is good in everyone." (Muslim)
Fasting should have its regulations too, and not simply the in orderly skipping meals, that is bound to harm health and stamina, rather than improving them. Here again Islam provides the answer, and in order to realize the benefits of fasting, it recommends the late midnight meals called 'Sahar' (before the formal start of a fast) and the breaking of the fast at the time prescribed. Of course, to ensure good health one should abstain from gluttony after breaking fast.
In the holy Quran, there is a Verse gathering the whole matter of medicine. It is: "...Eat and drink but do not be excessive." (7:31)

Despite these benefits, fasting has some demerits. It may cause reduction in body water called dehydration. This leads may lead to headaches and even trigger migraines in predisposed persons. It may worsen heartburn and peptic ulcer.

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