Food Rules to Follow While Fasting During Janmashtami
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Janmashtami 2021: The auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna is round the corner and all the devotees must have already done preparations for the celebration. On this festive occasion, people observe fast for 24 hours. They break their fast with bhog at midnight after offering prayers to the lord. Every year, Janmashtami is observed on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksha. If you are thinking to keep fast on Janmashtami 2021, you must be aware of certain food rules as knowing a few dos and don’ts can help you successfully keep the fast. 

Eat Fruits And Dry Fruits

If you think keeping a nirjala fast for 24 hours is not possible for you, you can keep having fruits and dry fruits for keeping yourself energized for the midnight celebration. You are recommended to have almonds, blackberries, dates, and bananas as these are good for your immunity and energy level too.

Offer Foods to The Needy

Offering food and water is considered a noble act. Its significance increases multiple times especially when you do it on an auspicious occasion like Janmashtami. It is believed to bring prosperity to the house.

Indulge In Curd And Milk

To keep the hunger at bay during the fast, you can have a milkshake or lassi along with fruits.

Do Not Have Tea or Coffee

Having caffeinated drinks like tea and coffee especially during fast is not recommended as they cause acidity. These beverages can also lead to headaches, uneasiness, and heaviness.

Avoid Oily Foods

Nowadays, there is a trend of eating vrat ka khana that includes munching on snacks along with having sabudana khichdi, kuttu paratha, sabudana papad etc. I don’t understand what’s the meaning of keeping a fast if you are having proper meals like this? In addition, having vrat ke snacks is not good for your gut as they are rich in oil. Therefore, say no to it!