The below mentioned health-related tips will go a long way in keeping you energetic and healthy while fasting today on Janmashtami.
Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna, happens to be one of the most significant festivals in India. This year, the Janmashtami celebrations began on August 18 and continue today, August 19. It is marked with much enthusiasm and religious fervour across the country. Devotees also observe a day-long fast and seek blessings from Lord Krishna. During the fasting period, it’s important to make wise food choices and take care of your health. Although fasting comes with its health benefits related to detoxification, and improved digestive system, you must be cautious of what you are consuming and how you are keeping yourself healthy amidst all the celebration. For a happy festive experience, you must follow these tips while fasting.
1. Stay hydrated
If you are fasting, the first and foremost thing to remember is to stay hydrated. Usually, while fasting, you are allowed to drink water. So, drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and any related health problem. You can carry a water bottle with you wherever you go. Besides this, you can also have fruit juices or coconut water as healthy alternatives.
2. Eat healthy foods
Make sure you indulge in healthier options while fasting. After all, you will have to find ways to stay energetic. Green leafy vegetables, millets, buckwheat flour and superfoods like makhana will help you stay full and active. Do not overeat.
Since it’s a festive time, you tend to get busy with a lot of other preparations at home. But amidst all this, do not forget to give your body the rest it deserves. Avoid rigorous workouts while you are fasting because it could be exhausting. Instead, you can opt for yoga or meditation. Also, make sure you sleep for 7-8 hours at night while fasting. You can also take small naps in between to just feel fresh.
4. Incorporate sweet potatoes and curd into your diet
Try including sweet potatoes in the form of delicious tikkis or finger chips. You must also savour yoghurt and other milk products during this period.You can have smoothies or lassi.
5) Eat properly a day before fasting
This is crucial. Always have a proper meal a day before fasting. It will help keep the digestive system in sync. Also, remember to have healthy food items and avoid oily, greasy delights to refrain from acidity and other gastric problems.
Hope these tips will help you stay healthy while fasting.
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