- Karwa Chauth is a popular festival among many Hindu women
- Karwa Chauth is also known as Karak Chaturti
- Karwa Chauth falls on November 4th of this year
Many Hindu women across India are quick to watch their Karwa Chauth today. Karwa Chauth, also known as Karak Chaturthi, is the fourth day of the waning moon phase in the month of Kartik. The ancient Hindu festival is also viewed as a time of bond between women who get along on this special day, dress up, put henna on their hands, perform pujas, and finally break their fast when they see the moon. Fasting is observed for the long life and health of their spouses. Fasting for days is very exhausting for some, which is why pregnant women, sick and elderly women are advised not to observe the fast.
After a long fast, you may feel like doing whatever comes your way – but according to some experts, this may not be the best strategy. Your body may not respond very well to the abrupt change. We spoke to Ms. Jyoti (Head Dieter at Jaslok Hospital), who explained certain healthy ways to break your fast and foods to have after you eat neck.
Here’s What To Eat Post Karwa Chauth Vrat:
1. Drink water
It can’t be emphasized enough how much water your body needs, especially at this time, to avoid dehydration. So have a bottle ready. If you are bored with the simple taste of water, you can try detox water, juices, etc.
2. Dried fruits and nuts
Nuts and dried fruits are excellent sources of energy. They are also very filling and fill you with an array of minerals and antioxidants. Think: almonds, walnuts, cashews, plums, raisins.
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3. Have a balanced meal
This is not the time to cut out essential micro- and micronutrients. Make sure your post-meal meal is balanced in terms of carbohydrates and proteins to restore energy.
4. Avoid fried foods
Try to cut down on fried foods as they can be difficult to digest and acidic.
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Karwa Chauth 2020: Fried foods can be difficult to digest
5. Charge the proteins
It is recommended that you consume a significant amount of protein after fasting instead of consuming foods with simple carbohydrates or sugars. Proteins can help you maintain energy levels because they are not metabolized too early like simple carbohydrates.
6. Lime juice or coconut water
A glass of lime juice or coconut after fasting will help replenish the electrolytes in your body. It’s also great for immunity.
Coconut water makes for an effective rehydration solution
Breaking your fast by eating fruit can restore energy levels in no time. They’re full of natural sugar; therefore nobody complains. In addition, they are rich in vitamins and fiber that ensure fullness. Some seasonal fruits that we are in awe of are water chestnuts, guavas, apples, and strawberries.
Happy Karwa Chauth 2020 everyone!
About Sushmita SenguptaSushmita has a strong fondness for food and loves all things good, cheesy, and greasy. Her favorite pastimes other than discussing food include reading, watching movies, and watching TV.
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