Chaitra Navratri 2023: Navratri fast is going to be observed during pregnancy, so take care of your health like this...
Chaitra Navratri 2023: Chaitra Navratri is starting on 22 March. In which the devotees of Maa Durga keep a fast for 9 days to please her. If you do not take care of food during the nine-day fast, then health problems can trouble you, especially if you are pregnant. So if you are going to fast for nine days during pregnancy, then take special care of your diet. There will be no problem with weakness and fatigue.
Consume milk, curd, and other dairy products as they are rich in protein and calcium. But at the same time avoid eating high-sugar or fat-rich dairy products.
Take balanced food
Don't take only carbohydrates in food. Food items containing protein and healthy fat should also be included in the diet. Which will keep you energetic throughout the day.
Avoid tea and coffee
Caffeine works to increase heartbeat and high blood pressure, which is not right for pregnant women. It would be better to minimize the consumption of too much tea, coffee, and other caffeinated things during the fast.
Fruits and vegetables
Make sure to include fruits and vegetables in your diet during the fast as they are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Pregnant women should not starve themselves for a long time during the fast. Keep eating at regular intervals.
Eat dry fruits in snacks
Dry fruits contain a good amount of protein, healthy fat, and fiber. Include dry fruits like almonds, walnuts, or pistachios in your diet to maintain the body's energy during the fast.
Stay away from fried foods
During fasting, most people eat items like buckwheat flour poori, dumplings, and chips, which taste good to the tongue but are not at all good for health. This also causes gas and acidity problems, so avoid deep-fried items during pregnancy.
Keep yourself hydrated
Do not let there be any shortage of water in the body even during the fast. Keep drinking water and also include juice, and coconut water along with it.