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Fast: Navratri fasting and why is it important?

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Many people in India fast during the Navratri, but there still are people who just cannot imagine themselves fasting. For them, we have some reasons why they should fast in Navratri at least, if not at any other time of the year. Also, after discussing the importance, we will tell you an easier way to fast too!

Why fast in the first place?

Navratri only comes when the seasons change. Think about it, it’s usually in April when the summers approach and in October when the winters approach. This is the time when the season change and people feel under the weather (no pun intended) and to avoid getting sick, some rest should be given the body and its digestion system.

This is the time when our body gets rid of the toxins that may have been accumulated over the season that has just passed. To help your body clean itself, you should give it food that is light and very easy to digest. Therefore, you will notice that grains aren’t allowed to be consumed in Navratri fast because they are difficult to digest. Fruits and vegetables are preferred because they digest quickly and don’t put burden on the stomach.

How to fast without feeling too hungry

If you can’t go without eating anything then stay on liquid and there are plenty of options in that. You can have vegetable juices, fruit juices, sugarcane juice or lemon water. Having a liquid diet will help your body flush the toxins out easily and quickly.

However, if you doubt your ability to stay on liquid for the whole Navratri. Then at least try for a day or two.  And on other days, you can eat fruits for breakfast, vegetable for lunch and vegetable soup for dinner.

Another easy way to cleansing the body without feeling starvation is having breakfast as later as possible and dinner as early as possible. For instance, if you wake up at 8 then have your breakfast at around 10 or 11. Then have lunch and dinner around 6-7. So that when you are sleeping your body and do the cleaning without making you feel hungry. Because you will be sleeping at that time.

So, you must fast so that you can keep the diseases at bay and prepare your body to fight the intensity of the upcoming season.

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