It’s that time of the year again… when the finery come out, the streets are festooned with lights and festivities are around the corner! The Navratri fast held this month is especially significant. During this period of the year, eating meats, grains, alcohol, onion, garlic etc. is avoided because our bodies tend to have low immunity and are more susceptible to illness. So, the fast acts as a natural detox. The foods eaten during this period have an important role in maintaining health as well as keeping one energetic.
Sweet potatoes: They are a good source of vitamin C, accelerate wound healing, produce collagen which helps maintain elasticity of skin, and are essential in helping us cope with stress. They are also a good source of vitamin D, which helps build healthy bones.
Varai: This millet is very easy to digest and contains a high amount of lecithin which is excellent for strengthening the nervous system. Varai is rich in Vitamin B and folic acid which boosts immunity and heals internal inflammation like mouth ulcers.
Sabu Dana: It is a good source of complex carbs, which provides a slow energy release through the day. Rich in iron and calcium, it helps maintain bone health. A quick snack of sabu dana kichdi is the perfect way to energize your day!
Fruits: Loaded with powerful antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and the countless micro and macronutrients , fruits lower the risk of strokes, high blood pressure, indigestion, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases. They keep your skin supple, hydrated and nourish it well giving you radiant skin for a long time. Fibrous fruits also aid the digestion process in the body.
Here's wishing everyone a healthy and happy festive season.
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