Navratri Special: If You Are Fasting Then Here Are Reasons Why You Should Eat Sabudana Khichdi

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The most awaited festival of the year Navratri has just begun. And for those who are fasting, there is nothing better that sabudana khichdi to provide you the needed energy during this time.

There are several reasons why you should eat sabudana khichdi; a few among these are explained here. Fasting on all nine days during Navratri is something which most people across north, west and central India do religiously.

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It is then highly essential to take care of one's health during this time and have foods which provide energy for those fasting during Navratri.

Sabudana, which is a processed form of tapioca is available in the form of granules and pearls. It can be prepared and eaten in the form of puddings, khichdi or also soups.

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Sabudana which is considered as one of the best food items, that you could eat during fasting helps in providing all the required energy during fasting time. Especially in times like Navratri where people fast for nine long days.

It is low in calories, and though not so rich in nutritional value it is high in carbohydrates which is why it is considered as the best ingredient to eat during fasting.

Here are the reasons why you should eat sabudana khichidi during navratri fasting. Take a look.


1. Helps In Digestion:

Sabudana is light for the body and is known to aid in better digestion. For those who suffer from constipation and indigestion problem while they fast, sabudana helps.


2. Helps Prevent Weight Loss:

Few people fast for all the nine days during navratri, which is why they are likely to lose weight. Having sabudana helps to prevent weight loss during this time.


3. Provides Energy:

When one observes fast, there are chances for one to feel weak. Having sabudana khichdi which contains carbohydrates helps to drive away weakness and provides the needed energy during the fasting time.


4. Good For Bone Health:

Sabudana contains slight amounts of calcium, iron and vitamin. All these help in maintaining the bone health, especially when one is fasting.


5. Helps Control Blood Pressure:

Sabudana contains potassium and this helps in proper blood circulation and maintaining the blood pressure level in the body, especially during the time when you are fasting.


6. Keeps One Full For Long:

Due to the carbohydrate content in sabudana, it helps to keep one full for a longer period of time. It prevents one from getting hungry for a long time.


7. Helps Control Cholesterol Level:

There is no added oil in sabudana and it helps to control the cholesterol level and prevents the risk of heart problems.


8. Provides Cooling Effect To The Body:

Your body must be dehydrated due to fasting, so sabudana which is rich in potassium helps in providing a cooling effect to the body.

Read more about: navratri, dusshera, dasara, fasting
Story first published: Monday, October 3, 2016, 14:30 [IST]
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