Navratri, a nine night festival is celebrated in different ways across the country. Most of the believers fast for spiritual and physical cleansing and detoxification of the body. These fasts are seen to have several benefits but there are some related health risks as well.
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People who are more prone to health risks due to Navrati include the following:
The typical foods of Navratra are of high calorie. For instance, fried potatoes, sabudana papad, kheer, sabudana ki tikki, pakodas are all fattening. Since the duration of navratras is quite long there can be health risks due to navratri food. They may result in increasing weight and can even add to complications in people with problems such as diabetes and hypertension.
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Even though navratras is time for indulging in variety of foods but it is advised to keep a health check. The person on fast on navratri must take healthy food that is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and proteins.
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