We always keep ourselves on toes to meet our daily needs. We stay busy to meet the deadlines. But to fulfill our scheduled work, we forgot to take care of our body. Our body needs to relax at least once in every six months. However, thanks to our festivals which brings in up such enthusiasm to do so.
Navratri is one such festival in which we can enjoy as well as can take good care of our health by naturally detoxifying your body with Navratri fasting. Detoxifying means removing the toxins from your body and cleansing it just by consuming a particular diet.
Navratri is a festival of joy, happiness. It is the festival where puja of Maa Durga is performed. This festival lies in between the change of seasons and hence, to get used to such climate change, we are fasting for 9 days in which we only consume fruit & liquid diet.
Here’s the diet by Dr. Smita Naram, founder of Ayushakti Ayurved, which will help you in your fasting. These nine days are meant for detoxifying your body which includes cleansing, nourishing and building up.
Day 1 – Day 3
The first three days (day 1-3) are meant for cleansing in which one should consume soup made from Green Potato, White Pumpkin, Red Pumpkin, Bottle Gourd, Green Mung Beans, Rajgira, and Buckwheat. Consume Coconut water and fruit salad to keep your metabolism up.
Day 4 – Day 6
The next three days (Day 4-6) are for nourishing your body. For nourishment, one should consume Buckwheat, Rajgira or Moraiyo khichadi with Ghee, fruit salad made from Apple, Banana, Fig, Apricot, etc. For the meal, one should consume Roti or Pancakes made from Rajgira or Buckwheat, Sama or Moong khichadi, Dry fruits, Coconut water, vegetable soup, etc.
Day 7 – Day 9
The last three days (day 7-9) are for building the immune system & energy. In these days, one should consume smoothie made from White Pumpkin, Amalaki, Pomegranate, and Banana. Include Dates & Figs along with Rajgira or Buckwheat roti with Coconut curry, or veggie & Kheer made from Sabudana or Sama.
However, avoid heavy and fried food in the entire nine days. On the tenth day, break your fast with light food, leafy vegetable, and Curd. Drink enough water that will keep one hydrated the entire nine days.
Along with the fast, think positive, be positive, and perform yoga & meditation along with chanting the Maa Durga’s mantra to conquer your negativity.