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As we are approaching towards the end of this pious month of fasting, We are convinced on the part where each one of you must be feeling a little weak and slouched inside. With the increased degree of hotness, and no rain, with a lot of humidity this Ramadan became a little more tougher as an exam for the Muslims this year. Due to the ushered blessings and high spirits which the Muslims keep in this month, a little low morale just comes and goes.
Our Ramadan series of articles have been a source of string attached for everyone to the Islam where by far we have covered almost every important factor which a non-Muslim should know and can clear his mind from all those misconceptions which many websites and different modes of medium of media are trying to sow against the peaceful community.
It happens sometimes that while fasting and looking after the everyday chores either domestic or external people intent to lose their morale and stop fasting but that is what this article is going to make you feel good about. If you’re a Muslim and have been fasting for all these days continuously or you are a non-Muslim brother who has a Muslim friend or a colleague you must know these health benefits which act like Gains for the ones who fast, and thus can motivate them to continue fasting in a better way.
Here are the health benefits which you must know that you have gained already with the fasts you’ve kept till now. After all, who doesn’t waits for the good rewards!?
#Ditch Bad Habits
It is the perfect time for you to quit your bad habits in this month. If you are a smoker, or you are an addicted person of alcoholism, this is your time for leaving all your bad habits including quitting these abhorrent ones to the simple ones like, back bitching, doing injustice to your fellow beings, stop being rude, and It’s also much easier to quit habits when you do so in a group, which should be easy to find during Ramadan. Fasting’s ability to help you cut out bad habits is so significant that the UK’s National Health Service recommends it as the ideal time to ditch smoking.
#Lower Level of Cholesterol
We all know that weight loss can be one of the possible physical outcomes of fasting during Ramadan, but there’s also a whole host of healthy changes going on behind the scenes. A team of cardiologists in the UAE found that people observing Ramadan enjoy a positive effect on their lipid profile, which means there is a reduction of cholesterol in the blood. Low cholesterol increases cardiovascular health, greatly reducing the risk of suffering from heart disease, a heart attack, or a stroke.
# Lasting Appetite Reduction
One of the main problems with extreme fad diets is that any weight lost is often quickly put back on, sometimes even with a little added extra. This isn’t the case with Ramadan. The reduction in food consumed throughout fasting causes your stomach to gradually shrink, meaning you’ll need to eat less food to feel full. If you want to get into the habit of healthy eating then Ramadan is a great time to start.
Being great for spiritually cleansing yourself, Ramadan acts as a fantastic detox for your body. By not eating or drinking throughout the day your body will be offered the rare chance to detoxify your digestive system throughout the month. When your 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.
#Boost your brain
No doubt you’ll be aware of the positive effects fasting can have on your mental well-being and spiritual focus, but the brain-boosting powers of Ramadan are even more significant than you might think. A study carried out by scientists in the USA found that the mental focus achieved during Ramadan increases the level of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which causes the body to produce more brain cells, thus improving brain function. Likewise, a distinct reduction in the amount of the hormone cortisol, produced by the adrenal gland, means that stress levels are greatly reduced both during and after Ramadan.
Motivate yourself, and keep fasting!