Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in India may be muted this time resulting from Covid-19 pandemic, however devotees are leaving no stone unturned to make it particular in their very own manner. September 10 marked the primary day of the 10-day pageant that began with ‘Sthapana’ of Lord Ganesha idol at dwelling amid a lot fanfare. Many individuals observe quick throughout Ganesh Chaturthi. “Some observe it on the first and last day of the festival, while others on all ten days. Devotees of Gauri also keep fast on the day of Gauri Sthapna during Ganesh Utsav,” says Vrushali Vishal Ghosalkar who celebrates Ganesh Utsav together with her household yearly.
“During fasting, it is advisable to adopt satvik meal, once a day in one sitting, and during day time, you can eat fruits, milk and its products, fruit juice, kheer, rajgira, bhagar, singhara. The method of cooking should be steamed, roasted or shallow fry,” says Shweta Mahadik, Scientific Dietitian, CDE, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan.
Who all are usually not suggested to quick?
“Children, older people, nursing mothers, pregnant women, people having a medical condition like Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, tuberculosis, renal disease, any other illness should not keep fast as this may impact their health,” says Mahadik.
Meals for fasting
She additionally talked about meals one ought to eat throughout quick whereas itemizing out their well being advantages:
Rock salt: Rock salt accommodates extra minerals than widespread salt, however it’s at all times good to make use of iodized salt, even whereas fasting. Because the rock salt is much less processed and therefore accommodates many impurities which can have extreme well being hazards.
Fruits: Wealthy in antioxidants, excessive in fibres, minerals, fruits enhance immunity, ease digestion, forestall constipation and dehydration.
Buckwheat flour (kuttu ka aata) or water chestnut flour (Singhare ka Atta), Rajgira ka Atta (amaranth flour), barnyard millet (samvat ke chwaal) are a number of the wholesome choices. Low in energy, they comprise a very good quantity of protein, are gluten-free, straightforward for digestion, wealthy in dietary fibre, give satiety, comprise minerals like iron, calcium and magnesium.
In addition they assist to decrease ldl cholesterol, management diabetes with their excessive fibre content material. They’re gluten-free therefore straightforward for digestion.
Use sugar-free or stevia for candy preparations.