Some Navratri Falahari food for a healthy fasting routine
During the nine days of Navratri, many people observe fasts to appease Goddess Durga. You keep fast for any number of days. It may be a one-day fast on the first or the last day of Navratri and many people also observe a nine-day fast. Fasts are quite good for your body but when you are hungry for a long time, you may start feeling weak. So, you should keep eating such food that ensures that you are full while giving you the energy you need to perform your daily tasks. Especially during these times, where diseases run rampant, it is very important for you to consume food so as to strengthen your body’s immunity.
So, indulge in healthy eating so as to keep your gut light, your body healthy, increasing your body’s metabolism and immunity while cleansing your body with the right food. Don’t let fasting ruin your body, have smaller meals at regular intervals and drink plenty of water.
Here are some food items that are good for your health but are also good to taste!
1) Dry fruits
Dry fruits have quite a rich content of protein, vitamin, minerals, and fiber and are an amazing substitute for high-calorie snacks. They are not only delicious but also helps prevent wear and tear in the body.
2) Coconut water
One glass of coconut water has equal benefits if you are to drink two glasses of juice. So keep drinking coconut water in between your meals. Coconut water is rich in many nutritional elements, like Carbohydrates, Protein, Dietary Fiber, and Vitamins.
Having tomatoes keep your stomach feeling full. Tomatoes are filled with ample amounts of Vitamin C, Lycopene, and potassium as well as some cholesterol-lowering nutrients.
Milk is a complete diet in itself as having a glass of milk provides you the nutrition you need and keeps your stomach feeling full. Milk is rich in Protein, Calcium, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iodine and provides you with energy.
Papaya is good for the stomach. If fasting is upsetting your stomach, then you should definitely eat papayas. It will keep your stomach clean, and the risk of food poisoning will also go away when you take a meal to break your fast. Papaya is rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin A and keeps the cholesterol level under control.
If you don’t have any fruit available or don’t want to eat it, then instead of frying potatoes, you can have them boiled and it will provide you with ample energy, especially if you are feeling weak. Carbohydrates, Proteins, Minerals, Vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B6, and Folic acid are found in abundance in potatoes. Although the main component of potato is Starch, they are also rich in Protein.