Ramadan, which starts on May 6 for most countries this year, is the shortest month in the Islamic calendar.
It includes refraining from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual relations from dawn to sunset, in the hope that it will lead to greater awareness, or awareness of God.
Muslims were ordered to accelerate during Ramadan more than 1400 years ago, the old Greeks recommended fasting to improve the body, and today some scientists recommend speed to adapt to its mental and physical benefits.
Known as intermittent fasting, the acceleration comes to adjust this in a number of forms that do not need to be eaten at 12, 16, or 24 hours at a time. Another form, quickly called 5: 2, recommends a calorie limit (eating between 500 and 600 calories only) over a 36-hour period, twice a week.
Eat Eat Eat recommended a book by Brad Pilon published in 2007, refraining from eating for 24 hours once or twice a week, giving individuals the freedom to decide when to start and finish their fast.
In 2012, Michael Mosley released his TV program Eat, Fast and Live Longer and published his best selling book, The Fast Diet, both based on the 5: 2 concept of intermittent fasting.
"In The Fast Diet, I recommend a type of fasting of the name 's limited consumption in time," Mosley told Al Jazeera.
"This means eating just within certain hours, similar to the type of fasting being practiced by Muslims during Ramadan.
"The proven benefits include better sleep and evidence of reduced risk of some cancers, particularly breast cancer."
Benefits of fasting
Experts have also found that limiting the consumption of food during the day can help prevent health problems such as high cholesterol, heart disease and obesity, as well as improving mental health and well-being.
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By not eating any food, our body is able to concentrate on removing toxins, as we give rest to the digestive system.
Claire Mahy, chief therapist after retreating Amchara's welfare, told Al Jazeera: "Fasting allows the gut to clean and strengthen its lining. It can also trigger a process of the autopagi name, which is where cells are. cleanse themselves and remove particles from their damaged and dangerous.
Scientists have also been studying the link between diet, bowel health, and mental well-being and, as Mosley explained to Al Jazeera, fasting can lead to the release of BDNF (a neurotrophic factor derived from & # 39). brain) in the brain.
"This was shown to protect brain cells and could reduce depression and anxiety, as well as the risk of developing dementia," added Mosley.
Many people who have embraced fasting have also found, to make it right, that they have helped them lose fat and gain lean muscle mass.
When not to accelerate
As with any change in diet or lifestyle, there are risks to fasting as it is not suitable for everyone.
Individuals with health at risk or those being followed by a doctor for any health conditions should consult a doctor before attempting to monitor it in order to be monitored for some of the side effects.
"Fasting can lead to low blood glucose levels (BGL), causing lower concentration and increased fatigue," explained Isz registered Naistis.
Islam added that weight loss can only be sustained with regular fasting and that any weight loss during Ramadan could easily be reversed once an individual returns to their daily eating patterns.
"However, the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. In the long term, fasting, if done correctly, can improve the digestive system of one and general metabolism."