5 Navratri superfoods that can help you lose weight

  • Navratri fasting can help you lose weight if you eat the right kind of food cooked in the right way. Here are 5 superfoods suggested by dietician Ruchika Batra that can help you achieve your goal.
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1. Buckwheat or Kuttu: Gluten free and rich in nutrients, Buckwheat is one of the favourites for those who are keeping fasts in Navratri. Popularly known as kuttu, it is actually not a grain. It's a flour obtained from a seed, hence a pseudo-cereal. Apart from fasting, it is a great alternative for gluten sensitive individuals round the year. Buckwheat produces heat in the body. It is also rich in nutrients like phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper and B vitamins.(Buckwheat )

1. Buckwheat or Kuttu: Gluten free and rich in nutrients, Buckwheat is one of the favourites for those who are keeping fasts in Navratri. Popularly known as kuttu, it is actually not a grain. It's a flour obtained from a seed, hence a pseudo-cereal. Apart from fasting, it is a great alternative for gluten sensitive individuals round the year. Buckwheat produces heat in the body. It is also rich in nutrients like phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper and B vitamins.(Buckwheat )

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2. Singhara or water chestnut: Singhara is a fruit and the flour is obtained after drying the fruit. It is low in sodium, high in potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus and fibre too. Singhara flour has a cooling effect on the body.(Wikipedia, Instagram)

2. Singhara or water chestnut: Singhara is a fruit and the flour is obtained after drying the fruit. It is low in sodium, high in potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus and fibre too. Singhara flour has a cooling effect on the body.(Wikipedia, Instagram)

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3. Samak: It belongs to the millet family. It can be used in the form of grains to prepare rice, khichadi or as a flour. It is a good source of phytochemicals too(Instagram)

3. Samak: It belongs to the millet family. It can be used in the form of grains to prepare rice, khichadi or as a flour. It is a good source of phytochemicals too(Instagram)

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4. Sabudana: It is a carbohydrate dense food which is permitted in Navratri fasting. It can be carefully combined with other ingredients like peanuts, curry patta, some potatoes, veggies and more to prepare a delicious khichadi that can be eaten with curd.(Wikipedia)

4. Sabudana: It is a carbohydrate dense food which is permitted in Navratri fasting. It can be carefully combined with other ingredients like peanuts, curry patta, some potatoes, veggies and more to prepare a delicious khichadi that can be eaten with curd.(Wikipedia)

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5. Amarnath grains: You can also eat amaranth. It can be used to make roti, chilas or khichadis. It is most commonly consumed in the form of vrat ladoos and pattis. It can be cooked in water or toasted. It is very high in protein containing all nine essential amino acids. Rich in vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium, it is also a good source of fiber.(Pixabay)

5. Amarnath grains: You can also eat amaranth. It can be used to make roti, chilas or khichadis. It is most commonly consumed in the form of vrat ladoos and pattis. It can be cooked in water or toasted. It is very high in protein containing all nine essential amino acids. Rich in vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium, it is also a good source of fiber.(Pixabay)

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