Karva Chauth is observed by married Indian women all around the world. The fast is observed for the sake of long life of their beloved husbands.
On this day, married women refrain from eating certain types of food and this can give rise to certain health issues like acidity, nausea, low blood pressure and even a dip in the energy levels.
To avoid these health issues, women should consume sips of water throughout the day, or else tea and coffee. However, you should not consume too much.
According to a nutritionists, you should avoid taking too much of stress when the stomach is empty, as stress can lead to many digestive problems.
During the fast, married women who observe Karva Chauth can consume dry fruits like raisins, walnuts and pistas. They can also add fresh fruits to their diet, but all these foods should be consumed only when you can't withstand hunger.
On the festival of Karva Chauth, married women should also avoid eating fried food, meals that contain sugar and non-vegetarian foods too.
Nutritionists also advice married women to drink coconut water as it helps keep your body hydrated throughout the entire day of the fast. Here are some of the things you should keep in mind while fasting on Karva Chauth. Also, take a look at the benefits of fasting.
After The Fast
At night, when the moon appears, married women break their fast after offering water to the moon. This fast should be done in a healthy and subtle manner as your organs tend to be sensitive after a whole day of fasting.
After the Karva Chauth fast, women should begin by re-hydrating their system with little sips of water, buttermilk or warm lemon juice. Consume a healthy protein-rich meal so that it provides you with a boost of energy.
A meal which contains vegetables, paneer, curds, wholegrains like rotis , brown rice with pulses and some sweet is ideally the best meal to opt after 15 minutes when the fast is broken.
Benefits Of Fasting On Karva Chauth
Boosts The Mind - Fasting for an entire day helps boost the mind. This is because the mind and the body undergoes a process of detoxification, which helps recharge the brain and the entire body. This boost makes the woman feel energetic.
Repairs The Digestive System - Since the body is at rest for the entire day due to the fast, it gives the digestive system time to heal and break down the fats in the body; this also aids in weight loss.
Gets Rid Of Toxins - Fasting helps get rid of toxins in the body. According to ayurveda, it is said that fasting twice a month increases your life span too.