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Navratri 2022: Tips to break your fast in a healthy way

Updated On Sep 28, 2022 01:27 PM IST
  • Breaking your fast with a pizza or a cheeseburger is a big No No! Begin with simple and light food like fresh fruits, a bowl of green and leafy salad or plain juice without sugar.
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The nine-day-long festival of Navratri, in which the nine avatars of Maa Durga are worshipped, will be observed from September 26 this year. Several devotees mark this festival by keeping fasts. For those who are fasting for the first time, here are a few tips to break your fast in a healthy way.(File Image (iStock)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 28, 2022 01:27 PM IST

The nine-day-long festival of Navratri, in which the nine avatars of Maa Durga are worshipped, will be observed from September 26 this year. Several devotees mark this festival by keeping fasts. For those who are fasting for the first time, here are a few tips to break your fast in a healthy way.(File Image (iStock))

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Break your fast with water or fruit/vegetable juice that is 50% juice and 50% water. Drinking the juice alone can lead to blood sugar levels to spike.(File Image (Pixabay)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Break your fast with water or fruit/vegetable juice that is 50% juice and 50% water. Drinking the juice alone can lead to blood sugar levels to spike.(File Image (Pixabay))

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Do not consume sugar, alcohol, fast food and junk food during the first week post your fasting(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Do not consume sugar, alcohol, fast food and junk food during the first week post your fasting(Unsplash)

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If you had fruits during your fasting period then you can substitute it with a bowl of green and leafy salad to break your fast.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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If you had fruits during your fasting period then you can substitute it with a bowl of green and leafy salad to break your fast.(Unsplash)

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Do not go for a heavy meal immediately. Eat small portions every two or three hours.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Do not go for a heavy meal immediately. Eat small portions every two or three hours.(Unsplash)

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Add low glycemic index carbohydrates, such as vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes to your post fasting diet.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Add low glycemic index carbohydrates, such as vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes to your post fasting diet.(Unsplash)

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Opt for foods that are high in protein and fibre but low in calories.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Opt for foods that are high in protein and fibre but low in calories.(Pixabay)

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Add dairy products and non-vegetarian food to your meal plan once your body gets used to these simple foods.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Add dairy products and non-vegetarian food to your meal plan once your body gets used to these simple foods.(Unsplash)

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Do not break your fast with fried and high calorie food since that may interupt your bowel movements and cause digestive issues.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 28, 2022 01:27 PM IST

Do not break your fast with fried and high calorie food since that may interupt your bowel movements and cause digestive issues.(Unsplash)

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