With the holy month of Ramadan almost coming to a close, Boherald did some research to find the benefits of fasting on your body. And apparently it’s not only Muslims who should be fasting, but each one of us must give it a go.
Recently, we have seen a growing popularity in Intermittent Fasting, where people fast for 16 hours and eat for only 8 within a day. During Intermittent Fasting, water is allowed but during a religious fast, even a sip of water is forbidden.
Here are the benefits of Fasting according to a research.
Controls Your Blood Sugar Level
Did you know nearly 98 Million people living in India may be suffering from Type 2 Diabetes according to The World Health Organization? Many people who have introduced intermittent fasting to their lifestyle have witnessed progress in their Blood sugar levels. A study conducted on 10 people suffering from Type 2 diabetes showed that when they fasted for up to 8 hours, their blood sugar levels seemed under control.
Keeps the heart healthy
According to the World Health Organisation, Heart disease is a major cause of death amongst Indians. In the year 2016, over 200 people in a sample of 100,00 had died due to the heart problems. According to research, the chances of heart disease can be reduced with Fasting. This is because fasting reduces Blood Sugar levels which keeps the heart healthy.
Helps lose weight
Research suggests that intermittent Fasting can speed up the metabolism, therefore, helping in weight reduction. In fact, fasting is considered more effective than calorie reduced diets.
Fasting is a natural anti-aging. In a study conducted on rats, rats that fasted lived 83% longer than rats that didn’t fast.
So here are the benefits of Fasting. If you are going to introduce Fasting into your lifestyle, make sure you do it correctly. Most importantly, eat well and stay hydrated.