Navratri diet: Quick tips
Avoid all extreme foods: Garlic, Flax seed, Fenugreek seeds, Garam masala, Non-veg food are the extreme heat producing foods and Onion, Dhania powder , Chia seeds, Basil seeds are the extreme coolants – Both these extreme kinds of foods are in the no-can-do-list.
Rest your digestive system: Giving your digestive system a little less work to do helps the body reserve more energy to cope up with strengthening the immune system. This is why heavy to digest high-gluten flours like Wheat, Barley, Oats is not allowed during a Navratri fast – Instead, light cereals like Rajgira (Amaranth), Singhara (Water chestnut flour), and Sabudana is allowed. Roots and tubers like Potato, Sweet potato and Tapioca help give more energy to the body with minimum stress to the digestive system – since they are all predominantly simple carbohydrates
Strengthen your immune system: Have a lot of fruits, vegetables, Juices, Neembu pani, Coconut water etc to increase the amount of antioxidants in your body – this helps in detoxification, and gives a boost to immunity.
Store proteins: Protein is the nutrient required for the wear and tear of the body – forming new cells, repairing old damaged cells requires a lot of proteins. Milk and milk products, Peanuts and Almonds, Walnuts etc are good sources of protein while still being less stressful to the digestive system. Choose low-fat or skim milk over high-fat options to maintain better health.