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This Navratra Fast The Healthy Way

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| April 9 , 2016 , 16:47 IST
[caption id="attachment_180432" align="aligncenter" width="700"]This Navratra Fast The Healthy Way Don't let all the fried food and sweets during Navratra fasting sway you off your health goal.[/caption]

Don't let all the fried food and sweets during Navratra fasting sway you off your health goal. Go for boiled, roasted and baked food for healthy fasting, says an expert. A nutritionist Anjali Hooda Sangwan lists how one can maintain a healthy lifestyle during Navratras, a nine-day Hindu celebration. - Don't fall for fried snacks and fried potatoes that are so common and increase your body inflammation leading to weight gain. - If you prefer potatoes, then have roasted or boiled one medium sized potato per day with rock salt. - Have ramdana ladoo also called amaranth cakes in moderation, since they are sweet, try the ones with pure jaggery or organic honey - Go for roasted flax seed with favourite fruit. - Gluten free flour buckwheat flour chapatti/bread. It is great for weight loss too in everyday life. - Sendha namak or rock salt is great low sodium pure salt which should be used anyway in everyday cooking. - Fox nuts ( makhana) are Rich source of protein and carbohydrate. Best eaten roasted and sprinkled with rock salt or sendha namak. But avoid the fried one. - Eat high fiber and high pectin fruits like apples and pears. - Increase intake of water and increase detoxing by having herbal teas like jasmine and dandelion root tea.