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Navratri 2020: Do’s And Don’ts Of Fasting You Must Follow

Navratri 2020: From fresh foods to sweets, the Navratri fasts are loaded with different delicacies. During the fasting period, you need to make sure that you consume enough nutrients to avoid weakness. Here are some diet tips you must follow.

Navratri 2020: Do’s And Don’ts Of Fasting You Must Follow

Navratri 2020: Choose healthy options to break fast at night

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. While fasting make sure your diet is loaded with immunity boosting foods
  2. Drink huge amount of water to stay hydrated
  3. Add huge amount of fruits to add more fibre to your diet

Navratri, the nine-day festival is here. Many observe fast for nine days. During fast, many do not consume salt while others add sendha namak to their foods. From fresh foods to sweets, the Navratri fasts are loaded with different delicacies. During the fasting period, you need to make sure that you consume enough nutrients to avoid weakness. Proper diet and hydration can help you complete this period of nine days healthily. Here are some do's and don'ts you should follow while fasting for this long period.

Navratri fasting: Do's and don'ts you should follow


1. Keep your immunity intact

With the coronavirus outbreak, it is extremely important to maintain a healthy immune system. Not consuming enough nutrition can affect your immunity. You must add such foods to your diet which can help you boost immunity. Citrus fruits are one of the best options you can choose from.

Also read: 5 Natural Immunity Boosters You Must Add To Your Diet

2. Stay hydrated

Proper hydration is extremely necessary when you are fasting. Make sure that you drink enough water throughout the day. It will help you flush toxins. Dehydration will also lead to several health issues.

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Navratri 2020: Drink enough water throughout the day
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3. Do not drink tea after breaking fast

Due to improper food and drink intake, acid level is already high inside your body. Drinking tea after breaking fast will increase stomach acidity. Drinking enough water will help you eliminate stomach acidity.

4. Break your fast with healthy options

Many prepare oily foods to break their fast and consume a huge amount of calories suddenly. Break your fast with healthy foods and fruits. Do not consume too many calories suddenly. Make sure you add enough nutrients to your meals when you break fast.

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Navratri 2020: Do not forget to add enough fruits to your diet
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Also read: Why You Should Fast And How

5. Avoid heavy physical activity

While fasting you are already not consuming enough calories. Avoid heavy physical activity to maintain good energy levels.


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