8 Reasons Why The Ramadan Fast Doubles Up As A Detox

Karishma Govil , 17 May 2018
Ramadan (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)
Ramadan (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Most of us lead extremely fast-paced and hectic lifestyles. We deal with stress, late-night working and even late-night parties. This is one of the reasons why our bodies could use a detox. Ramadan is here, and today, we’ve got you a list of reasons that prove fasting during Ramadan is extremely beneficial for the body. Here are the benefits.

1. Fasting In Ramadan Has Meditational Benefits

The prayers recited while Ramadan benefits the fasting body by encouraging relaxation hence slowing the production of stress hormones that the body would then need to remove.

2. It Helps You Reset Your Taste Buds

Since the body gets a break from eating the routine food, it resets the taste buds giving the palette more flavour when breaking the fast.

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Woman On A Diet (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

3. It Could Reduce Your Appetite

Giving the body a break of over 14 hours reduces the appetite of the person fasting. That makes a person eat less when ending the fast.

4. It Aids In Weight Loss

Since fasting reduces a person’s appetite, it helps in reducing weight, since you will not eat as much as you did before. Of course, it all depends on what you eat too.

5. It Gives The Body A Break

Since the body gets a break from food, most of the body’s energy does not get exhausted digesting food but instead works on healing wounds and repairs the body.

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No Smoking Sign (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

6. Helps You Give Up Addictions

During the fast, you aren’t allowed to eat or drink anything. Hence, if you have any bad habits or vices, you’d have to stop them. This may help you quit certain habits you’ve been meaning to for a while.

7. Eating Dates Helps Energize The Body

The tradition is to break the fast with dates. And dates are a great source of energy and fibre that helps the body keep up without food all day, and also helps in digestion.

8. Eliminates Toxins

Since the body gets a break from food for many hours of the day, it starts eating into fat reserves to create energy. It also burns away any harmful toxins that might be present in fat deposits.

We also suggest ending your fast with healthier food options like fruits, vegetables and other dishes that are low in cholesterol to avoid heartburn. Let this Ramadan help you detox your body and mind.

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