Even though many around the globe have soundly noticed the holy benefits of Ramadan for many years, while some believed that fasting for a prolonged period will have damaging consequences on their physical health. Many people prefer to eat dates to break their fast during Ramadan for religious matters, there is a number of health benefits of eating dates at the time of iftar. Human Body requires sufficient amount of carbohydrates to retain energy after a day of fasting, and three serving of dates contains 35 grams of carbohydrates, which are enough to uplift the energy level.
The date is the fruit of the Middle East, contains an essential amount of fiber. Consuming dates at the time of iftar will help and improve metabolism during Ramadan. In addition to this, dates are full of potassium, vitamin B, and magnesium. Thus, it has become clear that date is one of the best fruit out there, gives the body an adequate amount of nutrients in the month of fasting.
Fasting can have beneficial effects on our mental health. Research conducted by scientists in the USA evaluated that the brain focus developed in the month of Ramadan heightened the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which leads the body to generate more brain cells, hence enhancing cognitive functions. The holy month of Ramadan is the best time to abandon your worst habit namely smoking which is prohibited during fasting, and since you refrain from smoking your body will slowly adapt to its exclusion.
Weight reduction is one of the best physical benefits of fasting in the month of Ramadan. A study carried out by cardiologists in the UAE evaluated that Muslims observing fast have beneficial consequences on their lipid panel and that means fasting is helpful to decrease the level of cholesterol and triglyceride in blood. No doubt, there is a number of diet plans which are useful for rapid weight loss but sometimes with little extra calories, the weight you have lost quickly comes back on. However, this is not true for Ramadan. Cutting food consumption during fasting reduces the size of your stomach, which means a small quantity of food will make you feel full at the time of fasting.
The advantage of fasting involves the reduction of blood sugar, reduction of cholesterol, and reduction of blood pressure. When you consume less amount of food which means the amount of insulin reduces in your body, Insulin is a hormone, which manages the level of sugar in the body.
As a matter of fact, Fasting would be perfect advice for the management of mild diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. Fasting is a strong healing process that can help people to get well from mild to moderate health problems. For those who celebrate Ramadan, the state of their liver also enhances remarkably as fasting reduces its fat.
The human body has a natural healing process, fasting is essential to activate this process; if fasting is done efficiently it can accelerate the process of healing and aid recovery from severe disorders.
The month of Ramadan also accelerates the process of detoxification. By Fasting during the day, the body will be given the chance to detoxify the digestive system during the month. Moreover, Fasting during Ramadan elevates the level of metabolism, which leads to improving digestion and helps in weight reduction.
Fasting during the day enhances the production of protein hormones named adiponectin which is responsible for glucose regulation and fatty acid breakdown. Furthermore, a high level of adiponectin hormone in the blood decreases the risk of developing heart diseases. A low level of adiponectin is often experienced in people who are obese or who are at risk of developing cardiovascular problems.
Moreover, If you consume a large quantity of food while having iftar, it may lead to intestine problems. Firstly, consume food with fewer calories such as soup, and then take a break for 15-20 minutes. Then eat dinner.