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Healthy Foods That Are Perfectly Acceptable To Be Eaten During Your Navratri Fast

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October 23, 2020

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Healthy Foods That Are Perfectly Acceptable To Be Eaten During Your Navratri Fast

It is the time of the year, where we celebrate the victory of good over evil for nine nights, during Navratri. Along with the celebrations comes the various festival delicacies that are sure to reverse any diet. A lot of communities also believe in fasting during this time. As fasting helps with cleansing our body and gets rid of body toxins. It’s also a time when seasons are changing, and our body’s immunity is low, hence people are more likely to fall ill. So, it’s essential to ensure that you are consuming easy-to-digest, nutritious, protein-rich foods to keep you full at the same time prepare your body to fight any sickness.

The top 4 healthiest Protein-rich food items to eat if you’re fasting for Navratri:

Dairy products

Milk and milk products contain various nutrients and by its nature are known to be holy for any auspicious occasion. Dairy foods such as yogurt, milk, lassi, paneer can be consumed at any time during the day to provide protein and energy. Additionally,  dairy also helps avoid constipation, and helps in flushing out body toxins and waste.

Fruits

Fruits like guava, oranges, papaya, and seasonal berries are the best thing to have during your fasting days. Not only these fruits are delicious, but they also contain high levels of nutrients to give you energy for the day.

Dry fruits and nuts

Dry fruits and nuts have always been one of the favorite fasting snacks that are loaded with tons of nutrition and fill your stomach for longer hours. The presence of Vitamin E and other minerals in nuts help fight off bacteria and thus, keeps our immune system in check.

Makhana

Makhana or sunflower seeds are easily munchable and hence very popular during the fasting season. They help get rid of toxins, and at the same time, the antioxidants help in delaying the aging signs. Additionally, Makhana’s are known for its versatility, as it can be eaten as a snack by roasting it or can be used in the replacement of rice in Kheer. Makhanas are high on fiber content that helps avoid constipation and prevents the accumulation of toxins.

Keeping in mind the current situation with work from home and fasting already in full swing, it is best to consume protein-rich foods. We hope that this list helps you plan your meals better to ensure a happy and healthy Navratri.

 

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