As you prepare for Chaitra Navratri 2023 which runs from 22 March to 30 March this year, you need to focus on your health as well. A nine-day Hindu festival dedicated to the nine avatars of Mother Durga. It is a time of fasting, prayer and celebration. While religious people fast for nine days But many people use this time for recovery and healing, so some may view fasting as a detoxification process. when you are fasting Your energy level will drop. But you can stay energetic during Navratri by following some simple tips.
HealthShots connected with Neha Pathania, Chief Nutritionist, Paras Hospital, Gurugram, to find out how to keep energy levels high during Chaitra Navratri 2023.
How to stay rejuvenated during Navratri
1. Eat Small and Frequent Meals
Most of the time, you’ll need to eat three large meals. During Navratri, opt for five or six smaller meals throughout the day. Pathania says this will help in maintaining blood sugar levels and avoiding feeling sleepy. Using sendha namak (rock salt) while cooking is a great way to maintain proper blood pressure during long fasts. It’s a good way to avoid hunger pangs.
2. Consume High Protein Foods
during Navratri People tend to avoid grains and beans, which are high-protein foods. You can compensate by consuming protein-rich foods such as nuts, milk, yogurt, and paneer.
3. Stay Hydrated
while you are fasting to drink a lot of water and natural juices to keep the body hydrated Helps to detoxify the body and aid in digestion as well. experts say Another healthy option is to drink coconut water. This will keep your body energetic and energetic during fasting.
4. Avoid oily, fried and artificially sweetened foods.
Fried foods and not energy-boosting foods They are difficult to digest and can make you feel sluggish. Choose healthier options such as baked or grilled foods, Pathania advises. Artificial sugars should be avoided during this time as well. and switch to jaggery or honey instead Raisins may be a healthy choice.
5. Add fruits and vegetables to your diet.
Fruits and vegetables are all good sources of fiber. including vitamins and minerals It also provides essential nutrients to your body and makes you feel full. So eat bananas, apples, sweet potatoes, sabudana (manioc), makana (fox beans), tomatoes, cabbage and chili peppers while fasting in during the Navaratri festival
6. Exercise regularly.
Light exercise, such as walking, yoga, or stretching. It improves blood circulation, reduces stress and keeps you energized. experts say It’s important to remember that fasting doesn’t mean fasting. It means exercise should be moderate in moderation to avoid over-exertion and fatigue.
7. Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep during Navratri is essential to maintain your energy levels. So get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. Short naps of 15-20 minutes can also help recharge your body during fasting. and maintain a balanced energy level You can also try some tips to help you sleep better at night.
8. Practice stress reduction techniques.
Stress can deplete your energy levels. So practice meditation, deep breathing, or other techniques. to reduce stress to be calm and energetic Pathania recommends Yoga accompanied by soft music will help relax the senses.
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