Fasting in Ramadan protects from diabetes and cholesterol

Ramadan fasting from diabetes and cholesterol

More and more research is showing that fasting in Ramadan is very beneficial to overall health. It is now official that fasting in Ramadan does help protect against diabetes and bad cholesterol.

The research that took place recently says that after 10 to 12 hours of fasting time, the body enters into a self-protection mode and starts scavenging for other sources of energy throughout the body to sustain itself—something that on the long haul can help it combat diabetes, among other things.


The burn up of fat and protein for energy is one of the primary reasons why Ramadan is so beneficial for the body. It was also refuted that even though we do not consume water during the fast it has no adverse affects on the body.


The research also further showed that frequent fasting helps the body throughout the year. The 30 days of fast are sufficient to protect us again diabetes and bad cholesterol but fasting one or twice a month also adds up in the long run.


Benjamin Horne, director of cardio vascular and genetic epidemiology at the Intermountain Medical Center, and author of the study has also added “The changes that were most interesting or unexpected were all related to metabolic health and diabetes risk. Together with our prior studies, this showed that decades of routine fasting was associated with a lower risk of diabetes and coronary artery disease, this led us to think that fasting is most impactful for reducing the risk of diabetes and related metabolic problems.”


Overall it can be clearly seen that Ramadan not only has great mental benefits but also physical ones that can last us a lifetime. The health benefits that arise from fasting are great for people of all ages and even those who suffer from obesity can have a major impact on their eating habits through Ramadan.

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