9 super foods that help provide energy during Navratri.

Four trap drummers in the company of two dholi drummers pound out a steady beat from the elevated stage and whip the crowd to new heights of frenzy. A giant chandelier-like structure beams forth from the centre of the stadium, encircled by thousands of dancers dressed in traditional costumes of chaniya choli and kediyo.

Navratri is a nine-day festival held in celebration of Goddesses because they are aspects of Shakti, the Divine Mother. Keeping the body hydrated during this period is important, especially when one is fasting as well as dancing. Drinking adequate water and other forms of liquids will help in hydrating the body and will provide one with the required energy.

Here is a list of 9 super foods that help provide energy during Navratri.

Fresh Vegetables

Fresh vegetables, especially the leafy ones like spinach, cabbage, tomatoes and bottle guard are rich in nutrients and fibres. These help to retain water in the body and keep you energised.

Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana contains carbohydrates and starch that helps in providing the energy while you are fasting. It is light and easy to digest which does not hamper your Garba routine.

Fruits

Fruits like apple, orange, watermelon and avocados do not just provide the essential nutrients which the body requires but also help in keeping the body hydrated.

Dates

Eating dates helps to maintain the sugar level in the body. This helps dancers, popularly known as “Khelaiya” to dance with all their hearts gracefully.

Apple Kheer

Low in calorie and sugar-free, apple kheer is one of the best food options for those celebrating Navratri. Apple is famous for keeping the doctors away but if you still can’t get yourself to eat it, make Apple kheer out of it. Thank us later :p

Yogurt

Yogurt contains vitamins and calcium, magnesium and potassium and also good bacteria. It helps in providing the body with all the needed energy due to the highly energetic activities of Navratri.

Coconut Water

Hydrating the body when you are fasting is a must. There is not a better option than coconut water during Navratri. It is rich in antioxidants, amino acids, potassium, vitamins, calcium, iron and loads of other nutrients which help in providing the body with the needed energy.

Assorted Nuts

Nuts like almonds, raisins and walnuts are among the best options which one could munch on. When you come home later after a night of continuous dancing, have a few nuts instead of sleeping empty stomach. It helps in providing the body with all the necessary nutrients.

Lemon Water

Rich in vitamin C, iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium, drinking lemon juice helps to provide one with the needed energy. It is in fact, advisable to replace water with lemon water during Navratri.

Have an awesome Navratri readers! We hope this festival brings in a lot of luck and wealth.

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