While fasting in the month of Ramadan is a source of spiritual happiness and religious maturity for us Muslims, it also has many medical benefits.
One of the benefits of fasting for a few days is that the body begins to deplete glucose, after which the stem cell becomes active and begins to make new white blood cells. These cells naturally protect against the attack of many viruses and bacteria.
In this regard, the University of Southern California said in a study years ago that starvation strengthens white blood cells and can also benefit people with security problems and cancer and HIV specialists. In the same way, fasting can help save us from the Corona epidemic.
Experts even say that fasting stimulates stem cells and they begin to make new white blood cells that can even reorganize the entire immune system.
The same study found that 70 hours of fasting can significantly reduce the toxic effects of chemotherapy.
Fasting in the month of Ramadan
Ten years ago, a study published in the Journal of Proteomics published the record of a survey of 30 consecutive days from dawn to dusk. The study found that the process produces anti-cancer ingredients in the body, improves glucose and sugar, repairs broken DNA, and improves many systems, including the immune system.
In this regard, a large number of people over the age of 18 were included in the study and were asked to observe the entire fast of Ramadan. The study also examined proteomics, serum, blood glucose, various types of biomarkers and human waste.
At the end of the study, experts said that fasting for 30 consecutive days makes the body’s immune system very effective and thus a person can be protected from various diseases and viruses. Another important aspect is that fasting for one month continuously prevents many actions that promote cancer.
The third major benefit is that it significantly increases mental and emotional capacity. Fasting also enhances the acquisition capacity of the brain in particular and increases nervous strength.