Eat healthy on this Krishna Jayanthi


 

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Eat Healthy Foods This Janmashtami 

Janmashtami Foods

Krishna Jayanthi is around the corner and will be celebrated on 30 August. The festival of Janmashtami is celebrated annually which marks the birth of deity Lord Krishna who is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the eighth "Avatar" of Lord Vishnu. Normally on this auspicious occasion people will fast from the morning and during the sunset, they will do pooja for Lord Krishna by offering lots of sweets and naivedyams. If you are planning to fast on this auspicious day, then you should follow some health tips while fasting.

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For instance, drinking lots of water and fruit juices will be beneficial for your health. It keeps the body hydrated and prevents you from feeling lazy.Have a look at some healthy tips for Janmashtami fasting:

Eat healthy the previous day:

In case you are fasting this Krishna Jayanthi, you must start eating healthy foods the day prior. It will help you have a healthy digestive system on the day you are fasting. Eating foods that are spicy or oily can lead to gastric or acidity problems on the day you keep Janmashtami fast.

Eat healthy the previous day:

Avoid fried food:

On Krishna Jayanthi dishes like pakoras, potato chips and samosas and heavy sweets are prepared. Instead you should opt for healthy cooking options like baking or roasting. Deep fried foods can lead to stomach problems like acidity and gas.

Don't take tea:

Don’t take tea after breakfast. It will create acidity as you will not be having proper food throughout the day and would only aggravate it and cause uneasiness.

Drink more water:

You should drink lots of water on the day you fast. If you are not allowed to drink water after sunset, make sure you drink enough water the whole day. Water helps in boosting up the body's metabolism and keeps you hydrated throughout the day.

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Also, water helps to keep your stomach full and neutralize all the acids. Therefore, it is essential to drink at least 5-6 liters of water if you are fasting this Krishna Jayanthi.

Eating fruits:

This health tip will be really beneficial if you are allowed to eat fruits while fasting for Krishna Jayanthi. Eating fruits like watermelons or muskmelons which have high water content will keep you energetic all day long. Fruits provide the nutrients and vitamins that are essential for the body. Eat filling fruits like bananas or mango with a glass of milk. You can even try a healthy smoothie with milk and the fruits you like. It will help you feel full for longer and active.

Do not feast:

When you break your fast, you tend to stuff yourself with heavy meals. But feasting by simply overloading your plate will only lead to health problems like indigestion and weight gain. You should avoid heavy or oily foods when you break your Janmashtami fast.

foods when you break your Janmashtami fast.

Importance of pre-fast meal:

Take a pre-fast meal. A pre-fast meal will help you have a healthy digestive system on Krishna Jayanthi. This will also provide you energy to go throughout the day without any nourishment.

Meditation helps:

The everyday commotion is enough to tire us. So when you choose a day to fast and celebrate a divine presence, try to spend the day with some time of meditation. Give yourself some quiet time. This will calm your mind down, give you the strength to finish the day without having sudden hunger cravings and most importantly it will soothe your senses.Normally on this auspicious occasion people will fast from the morning and during the sunset, they will do pooja for Lord Krishna by offering lots of sweets and naivedyams.

-Baskar Sai

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