Health Bits

5 Best Foods To Eat In Navratras

Posted on: October 4, 2008

Your weight loss diet can go for a real toss during navratras. With all the delicious delicacies around and limited choices, many go wrong when it comes to choosing the right foods during this time. As I have mentioned in my earlier posts, losing weight is all about being smart around food, so why not be smart this navratri. Here are the 5 best foods you can eat in navratras to your heart’s content and that too without tipping the scale.

1. Low fat curd– Curd is a great antacid and is with loaded with friendly bacteria which are good for your gut. It is rich in calcium and contains no carbs or sugar (sounds wonderful doesn’t it?). Add veggies or fruits to your bowl of curd and see how refreshing and filling it is. A dieter’s delight, nothing beats the regular dahi during a fast.

2. Papaya– This organish reddish fruit is rich in antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C and folate. It is great for those trying to shed kilos as it is fat free, cholesterol free and extremely low in sodium. 1 medium sized papaya contains only 120 calories, so eat up without any guilt.

3. Singhara( water chestnut)– Instead of eating singhare ke atte ki puri, indulge in a cup full of raw singharas. Low in calories, water chestnut is rich in antioxidants, vitamin B and potassium. Munching a cup full of singharas will keep you full only at 130 calories.

4. Ghia– An extremely light and powerful vegetable, the ghia takes all the points when it comes to veggies. It is a great veggie to have, for anyone who is on a weight loss diet. A storehouse of antioxidants, fibre, vitamin B, Vitamin C and other minerals ghia is extremely low in calories too. 100gm of ghia contains only 11 calories! So make a raita, subzi or juice it up, get the most of this super vegetable.

5. Cucumber– This green vegetable goes with almost everything be it salads, raitas or veggies. Cucumber contains about 95% of water. So it is wonderful for digestion and keeping you fresh. Talking about calories a large cucumber has only 35 calories. Eat it raw or pickled, this watery vegetable is a real topper when it comes to navratras and weight loss

So chuck away all the confusion about “eating”, keep it healthy, light and nutritious for a pound free navratras.

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