During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise till sunset everyday of the lunar month. The Ramadan fast can be a natural and effective way for the body to detox and revitalize itself. This can only happen through following a healthy plan, not over-indulging for Iftar, avoiding processed and fried foods, sleeping well, staying hydrated and being physically active.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle throughout the month of Ramadan is bound to have an effect on your body and overall well-being. Your body will naturally detox and rid itself of any toxins that have built up.
Here is a breakdown of what happens to your body when you fast, in each stage of the 30 days of fasting.
During the first couple of days of fasting, both blood sugar level and blood pressure drop. The body starts the cleansing process, and the first few days are the hardest as they are usually accompanied with headaches, dizziness, nausea and intense hunger.
During the second stage, the body becomes accustomed to the fasting schedule and the digestive system is able to rest. The digestive system focuses it’s energy on cleansing the body and healing the cells as the white blood cells in the body start to become more active. During this stage, the organs start their repair process as well.
By the third stage, energy levels will have increased, your mind is able to concentrate better and an overall feeling of wellness overtakes you. During fasting, the body’s healing process becomes a lot more efficient and so the body repairs any damaged cells during this stage. During this stage the colon, liver, kidney, lungs and skin are detoxing by eliminating toxins.
During the last 10 days of fasting in Ramadan, the body has accustomed to the fasting process. Your body becomes more energetic and you experience improved memory and concentration. At this stage, the organs are finishing up their healing process and once all toxins are removed the body is able to function at its maximum capacity.