Are you honoring the tradition of fasting these days by navratri? It is said that the fixed process is more scientific than a religious belief can be a good post in itself. But today it's about why you should fast during Navratri? To me, fasting is always a time when you remove your body. But in navratri you can always say that we stop eating more fatty foods in comparison. But are you aware that there is a reason we should eat more fatty foods today? yes! But more about it later. Let me start by giving you three really good and healthy reasons why you should be quick during Navratri.
3 reasons to get under Navratri
You avoid eating junk
The thought of this post came to me when I came across this acronym called CRAP (carbonated soda, refined carbohydrates, added sugar and processed foods). In fact, this trend is so much today.
So, the whole idea of fasting is to avoid eating any of the above in these nine days. In fact, we also avoid garlic and onions that make our diets more satvik, which should be the case according to Ayurveda. More satvik becomes our diet, more is our intake of fresh and seasonal foods, which means more vitality or energy in our body. To summarize, we stop cooking at home or eating freshly prepared food, rather than ordering it immediately on a food delivery app.
Eat in moderation
Now everyone has their own fixed style. Some just follow fruits, some go for the difficult way of not taking even water and it is good to eat in small portions. Personalized styles aside, the whole point of the fast is to eat in measure where you will not stretch to starve yourself, but not even gorging up. So, when you eat in moderation for a long period of time, you automatically redirect your brain and control your eating habits. So, fasting is just a way to create a habit instead of making it a one-time routine.
You are Gluten-free
So interesting is my friend of a GM diet. Well, I'm not a dietitian and I strongly advised her not to follow one. Had it aside, she told me that because her body has been gluten-free for almost half a week, she can feel the effects of having cramps, not much energy and headache, not to mention other things.
Interestingly, these effects do not feel stuck during navratri and follow the proper diet that is intended for fasting. It includes eating sago aka sabudana, barnyard millets aka sama ke chawal, beef flour that is an all-time favorite and has entered the list of kraft food, water chestnut flour and lots of potatoes that keep your carbohydrate needs in control. These are lighter foods that easily melts and pause our body from the usual routine without compromising health.
Do I attach during navratri?
So did I convince you? I decided to do all nine days this time and it's clean because of my love of beefed milk and aloo sabzi that tastes like the sky these days. This used to be a treatment for us living in hostels under our technology. We would get the food that is meant to fast only if we are stuck. So we decided among friends to hold alternatively and share the food. It was tough but it was probably half of the fun.
In the last two days I have done sabudana khichdi with tari-wale aloo and sama ke chawal ki kheer. I have decided to have a snack on the middle of the day and dinner and a small serving fruit in the morning. My first day snack was roasted makhanas aka rävnötter and yesterday it was cooked and roasted sweet potatoes with dhaniya chutney. Today it was lacha aloo and probably the same food.
Unfortunately, I forgot to store beefed flour and now it's out of stock which is very uncomfortable. But until now I have not felt weak or sluggish or even had cramps. So all good. I must be able to do a follow-up station after the quick just to give you an update on how it went. And you? Do you stuck under navratri? Which eating schedule do you follow? Share in the comments below!
Until then, Ciao.