Tips for a Healthy Navratri + Diet Plan

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By Bindiya Sharma

It’s that time of the year again! You’re either fasting or you’re feasting. And if it isn’t you, then someone you know definitely is.

This Navratri, figure out a way to be healthy. Fasting can be as healthy as you’d like it to be. Think of it as a detox and go ahead and heal your body. The idea is to eat easily digestible food so that the mind can focus on invoking positive energy and the body is cleansed or detoxified at the same time.

We at BetterButter find that the best kind of Navratri is a healthy one. So here are some suggestions:

1. Eat Healthy Snacks

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Try and snack on homemade low fat paneer/ cucumber and carrot sticks with a yogurt-based dip instead of potato wafers/chips.

 

2. Eat lots of fruits

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Fruit chat/salads made with papaya, pear, apple, watermelon, pomegranate will keep you fresh and energetic throughout the day.

 

3. Stay Hydrated

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Drink a lot of fluids like fresh fruit juices, tender coconut water, mixed vegetable soups, fruit and yogurt smoothies, and shakes, etc. Besides providing energy, they also maintain the fluid levels and cleanse the toxins from your body.

 

4. Cook in Sendha namak

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Use of Sendha namak (rock salt) instead of common salt, for cooking aids in digestion and is prescribed as a laxative. It improves appetite and helps inhibit cravings.

 

5. Avoid fried foods

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Replace fried potato with boiled/grilled/baked potato, raw banana or sweet potato. Use healthy cooking methods like roasting, baking, boiling, steaming and sautéing.

 

6. Eat dry fruits moderately

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Limit the amount of dry fruit consumption as it is very dense in calories.We’ve also gone the extra mile and figured out two diet plans – one without salt and another with just a cereal a day to make these nine days happy days:

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Disclaimer- The above diet plans are for reference only, please consult your doctor first before starting any diet plan. 

Here is a list of 50 Fasting/Vrat Recipes that you can nibble your way through. 

Image Source: thekitchn, Culinary Legacy, NDTV food, B4tea, timesofindia, Indiatimes

5 thoughts on “Tips for a Healthy Navratri + Diet Plan

  • October 14, 2015 at 4:10 am
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    Gr8 initiative and an excellent information on diet and food

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  • October 14, 2015 at 4:15 am
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    Very nice Bindiya its looking so healthy n yum…

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  • October 14, 2015 at 4:21 am
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    Hi Bindiya, I m fasting for the first time and believe me ur post is sooo helpful..I will be following ur plan..thanks a ton!

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  • October 14, 2015 at 7:11 am
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    I will be following your plans from tomorrow. Thanks a lot! Can Iadd garam masala in the plans

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    • October 14, 2015 at 11:53 am
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      Hi Reema, thanks for stopping by and commenting :-). Garam masala cannot be used, as per vrat rules because the whole concept is to keep meals less spicy and light.

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