FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.
Fasting During Navratri Invokes the Power In Our Body – The Ultimate Detox
Navratri is celebrated twice–once during spring (vasant), and once during fall (sharadiya). This itself explains a lot about the diet. These are two major season changes, when our bodies become more vulnerable to diseases. A good diet is important to boost our immunity & help to cope with the change.
The diet itself is endorsed by ayurveda, which explains that tamasic food items shouldn’t be consumed because they harm the body in the long run. On the other hand sattvik food is recommended for this period, which is extremely healthy. Traditional flours and grains that are a part of the Navratri diet–buckwheat (kuttu) flour, water chestnut (singhara) flour, amaranth (rajgira) flour, and millet (saame) flour. these are all gluten-free, and recommended as healthier alternatives to wheat flour all over the world.
Rock salt, or sendha namak, which is the only salt one can use during Navratri, is good for blood pressure and helps absorb minerals better than common salt.