Intermittent Fasting

What are the immune benefits of fasting Ramadan?

Ramadan lasts between 29 and 30 days. During Ramadan, you’re required to not eat or drink anything from just before sunrise to just after sunset. This is a dry fast, which means you’re not drinking any water. 

What you eat before and after you fast is going to make or break your success. Having junk food or refined carbohydrates before and after your fast could inhibit some of the effects you could achieve from fasting. However, low-carb, keto-friendly foods may be much more beneficial to have during your meals. Ketones are even anti-microbial.

Benefits of fasting:

• Decreased cytokines

• Increased macrophages 

• Increase the microbiome 

• Increased resistance to stress

• Decrease in oxidative stress 

• Increased autophagy and xenophagy 

Last updated: Jan 29, 2024 15:08 PM