In the last 25 years, medical science has conducted significant research on the effects of fasting on the human body and its benefits. This research has proven the benefits of fasting. There are 15 things that stand out.
First of all, fasting acts as detoxification. Metabolism produces toxins in the human body. Fasting makes them ineffective, removes these toxins, and as a result of fasting, metabolism is carried out in such a way that the toxins are eliminated and excreted from the body. This is a great medical benefit of fasting.
- Another medical benefit of fasting is that it improves the immune system. Our body is running on an immune system. The body’s immune system protects against disease and keeps it healthy. One of the best ways to improve your immune system is too fast. When a person is hungry and thirsty from morning to evening, then the cells inside his body become active, which improves his immune system and protects him from various diseases. If the disease is already present in the body, then fasting speeds up its recovery.
- The third benefit of fasting is that it activates the anti-allergy process. The body has the capacity to absorb the effects of allergens, whether they are food allergies, airborne or various allergic diseases. Fasting releases hormones inside the body that control the allergic process. As a result, allergies are reduced.
- Another major benefit of fasting is that it controls blood sugar. The regulation of sugar in the human body is very important because all the functions of the brain are related to the level of sugar, if the level of sugar in the body rises, then a person gets diabetes. If the sugar level drops, hypoglycemia occurs, which leads to weakness, and the person may become unconscious, and this can be detrimental to their health and life. Fasting regulates the level of sugar, it does not allow the sugar to be low or high, so in many countries of the world, patients who have uncontrolled sugar are starved. They are forced to stop eating and drinking, which helps control their diabetes.
- Scientific research has shown that another benefit of fasting is that it keeps blood pressure under control. Blood pressure is a very common disease in the world. In Pakistan, one-third of people over the age of 45 have high blood pressure. Fasting is useful and helpful in controlling blood pressure. When the amount of water in the human body decreases, the blood pressure also decreases. Then hormones are released inside the body, which helps to control blood pressure and control it. Controlling sugar and blood pressure and controlling the amount of water in the body reduces the risk of heart disease. Those who fast are less likely to have a heart attack, their heart failure is less. If they are at risk, their condition improves from fasting. That’s why heart patients are usually starved a little bit. It is now a common treatment in Western countries, especially in the United States and Europe. Heart patients are forced to starve and are kept hungry and thirsty for 28 to 29 hours. As a result, their blood pressure is controlled (correct), and their heart health improves.
- Another benefit of fasting for the body is that it relaxes the digestive system and helps a lot in correcting digestion. Gastrointestinal diseases are very common in people. Most of these diseases are caused by excessive and frequent consumption of food or consumption of foods that are not good for health. Fasting gives 14 to 16 hours of rest to the intestines and stomach, as a result of which the intestines get a chance to fix their system.
- Another medical benefit of fasting is its anti-inflammatory effects. The hormones that are released in the body as a result of fasting include cortisol. In addition to these, there are many other effects that result in less inflammation in the body. Patients with joint pain and arthritis get better with fasting. People who have to swell on their feet or anywhere else in the body, or fluid accumulates, get relief as a result of fasting.