Updated: Jun 7, 2020
If you follow the Muslim faith you will be looking forward to the end of Ramadan just about now. One of my Muslim friends asked me about the nutritional benefits of fasting; if it was good nutrition and how it might effect someone’s nutritional balance and overall good health. A really interesting question and an area of nutrition where opinion has changed over the last couple of decades. It is now the general consensus that there is real benefit to be had from intermittent fasting which is supported by good science. I’d love to hear from you if you are interested in this facet of nutrition and will provide links to sources on request if you want to find out more, just drop me a message.
Simply put the benefits are:
Assists a number of heart conditions by lowering cholesterol and blood triglycerides.
A decrease in (chronic) inflammation levels.
Promotes good blood balancing and helps decrease blood sugar levels.