Most people feel that during Navratri, fasting is a way to cleanse and detoxify the body by eating light. There are some people though, who end up doing quite the opposite in the name of eating “vrat” food. The food eaten during Navratri often contains more calories than what one would consume normally.
One look at the calories in the food you consume during Navratri would make this clear –
Potato preparation in oil – 190 calories
1 piece of Paneer Kofta – 150 calories
½ katori Samak ki Kheer - 175 calories
2 puris of kuttu ke atta (buckwheat flour) – 250 calories
Sabudana Preparations – 250 calories
All this add up to 1065 calories. What is worse is that the food items mentioned above are consumed in one typical Navratra meal. It defeats the real purpose of fasting as people actually overeat during the nine days of Navratra. For gaining real health benefits out of Navratra fasting, one needs to very conscious of the calories in the Navratra foods. Slight alterations in the traditional food for Navratra festival can help you eat healthy and at the same time, keep your palate happy.
Some smart alterations in the traditional recipes can be very good for your health –
Follow these tips on food for Navratra festival and get blessed with health apart from receiving the divine blessings.
Read more articles on Diet and nutrition