Fasting is one of the main tenets of the Holy Month, with those following it fasting from sunrise to dark. Ramadan is a wonderful time for meditation, self-improvement, compassion, and spirituality.
The following are some advantages of fasting for your health and wellbeing:
1. Controls “bad” cholesterol
By fasting, many people hope to shed some weight. A recent study, however, discovered that fasting also impacts the lipid profile. Reduced blood cholesterol, as a result, can help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and other illness
2. Reduced appetite
Fasting throughout Ramadan causes a favorable U-turn in your lifestyle and digestive system. Your digestive system has a chance to relax while your body adjusts to eating less, and your stomach progressively grows smaller. Your hunger decreases, and the effects may stay longer than with many trendy diets.
3. Detox cleanse for one month
Fasting not only burns up your fat reserves but also rids your body of potentially dangerous poisons that are stored in fat. Your body naturally detoxifies throughout the month-long makeover of your digestive system, enabling you to maintain a healthy lifestyle after Ramadan.
4. Improved mood and mental focus
Fasting has the potential to “supercharge” the brain by promoting the creation and production of new brain cells, which in turn helps us respond more quickly to information in our environment. Research has also shown that fasting can enhance mood, memory, and even learning ability while improving mood, memory, and adaptability to change in the brain.
1. Have a good healthy Iftar.
Together with Ramadan’s inherent benefits, you must adopt good lifestyle habits for yourself. Before your main meal, your body receives an immediate energy and hydration boost from breaking your fast with three dates and water. While it helps you stay hydrated, light soup is a fantastic choice to start your major Iftar meal.
Reduce your intake of rich, creamy, fried, and other fatty meals and salty and sweet foods. Choose fish and thinner meat cuts, wholegrain or brown rice, and pasta. Remember to consume your veggies, too! Digestion will be aided, and weight gain will be prevented by eating slowly and watching your meal sizes.
2. Suhoor is your breakfast.
Suhoor ought to be the most significant meal of the day, much as breakfast. Nutrient-rich foods like oats, cheese, labneh, fruits, and veggies can help you maintain a healthy Suhoor. Oats, quinoa, multigrain and wholegrain breads, hummus, and yoghurt are a few low-glycemic-index (low GI) foods that are beneficial because they release energy gradually throughout the day. Remember to stay hydrated throughout the fasting period by drinking plenty of water, milk, laban, and fresh juices rather than tea and coffee.
3. Keep hydrated.
Natural mild dehydration might result in mild headaches and a loss of concentration. Nonetheless, by consuming lots of liquids between Iftar and Suhoor, you may help keep yourself hydrated.
Drink plenty of water or light tea without milk or sugar. Add lemon slices or fresh mint to your beverage to aid digestion and detoxification. Avoid drinking as much coffee or carbonated beverages as usual because they are diuretics and can dehydrate the body.
4. Moderate exercise
You may naturally feel sluggish and spend your Ramadan days inactive due to fasting and dehydration. Nonetheless, you should also try to exercise in a modest quantity while consuming enough fluids. Being active keeps you from becoming tired, gives your body the power to carry on, and provides a fantastic opportunity to shed weight if needed. Exercise during the fasting period, however, can be harmful and dehydrating. To get the most out of your workouts, it is better to work out right before Suhoor or a few hours after Iftar.
5. Develop wholesome behaviors (and drop the unhealthy ones)
You can give up vices like sweets or smoking during Ramadan. You may continue to refrain from your addictions both during and after the fasting hours if you exercise some self-control. Ramadan is also a perfect time to establish and uphold healthy routines like increasing your intake of leafy greens, drinking more water, and exercising frequently.
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