Navratri 2022: Here's How You Can Stay Healthy This Navratri
Image Credit: Image: Coconut water can help a lot in staying hydrated during fasts.

One of the most important festivals of Hindus is Navratri and it is celebrated with utmost religious fervour and enthusiasm. During these nine auspicious days of Navratri, devotees worship the avatars of Goddess Durga and this festival culminates on Dussehra. 

When we talk of Navratri, it is not possible to not talk about fasts. Those who observe fasts avoid grains, pulses and other ingredients and it is obvious that it may affect the body’s nutrition intake. It is no less than a challenge to fast for nine days. But don’t worry, we have some tips for you that can help you in staying healthy and hydrated during these nine days of Navratri.

Say no to long gaps between meals

We often see people eating a lot in the morning and keeping a long gap till the next meal. One should avoid overeating and having long gaps between meals as it can negative impacts on the body. It is always advisable to have small portions of food in frequent intervals. Having fruits, dry fruits and juices can help a lot. 

Staying hydrated

It is essential to stay hydrated while fasting. One should not only drink water but also have buttermilk, lemon water, coconut water and juices to quench their thirst and keeping them properly hydrated. This would also keep digestive system in check and would protect you from scorching heat.

Planning your meal

Taking food habits lightly is something that should not be done. One should properly plan a meal rather than having food randomly at any point of time. It is essential to have a proper time table that should include the consumption of vegetables, fruits etc.

Opting for low-fat food

The scientific reason behind fasting to get rid of the toxins once in a while. But we often see people having fried food which can result in unwanted results. These food items could be consumed occasionally but not every day. Apart from having fried food, once can switch to healthy stuff like fruit chaat and nuts like makhanas. This would help a lot.

Not starving

Starving is never a option for anything but unfortunately, people have a misconception that fasting means starving. Avoiding anything to eat the whole day can worsen the health and lead to several ailments like headache and fatigue. One should always eat some or the other healthy things along with drinking a lots of water.

Follow these tips and have a Happy Navratri!!