Obesity-related diseases and atherosclerosis are now dangerous to the health of many people around the world, so fasting may be one of the means to help fight these diseases.
Many doctors and health experts believe that fasting helps lower blood sugar levels, which leads to the burning of fats for energy production for the body, and this may have a positive effect on people suffering from obesity and related diseases such as heart and arterial diseases.
Fasting also helps to get rid of harmful fats that have accumulated in many areas of the body, which are the storage center for some toxins that enter our body through food or polluted air or are formed as a result of biochemical reactions.
Fasting the month of Ramadan is an effective way to reduce smoking, coffee and stimulants that negatively affect the digestive system and many organs of the body.
Many scientific studies also show that fasting is good for strengthening the immune system, which has a positive effect on the health of the body as a whole.
Some research and studies have shown that fasting plays a role in reducing inflammation in the body by reducing the number of monocytes, a type of inflammatory white blood cell, in the bloodstream, and reducing inflammation has a positive effect on mental health, and chronic infections can increase deterioration. Cognitive disorders and dementia are possible due to the accumulation of plaques in the brain.
A growing body of research shows that fasting can prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease in animals. And a 2019 study found that intermittent fasting could slow cognitive decline and improve Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice.
And health experts are advising people with certain heart conditions or diabetes to check with their doctor before fasting to agree on dates and medication arrangements in case they require medication.