Thanks Rekha. I am the only one fasting in my family so have to make regular vegetarian food plus vrat food. It gets difficult sometimes and I end up just eating fruits and drinking a cup of milk. Usually aloo raita, sabudana kichdi or fruits is all i eat.
vegetable juice which is made out of bottle gourd (lauki), tomato, apple and a little bit of ginger (adrak) will provide mega shots of the Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin C to serve as antioxidants to prevent cancer. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that has been shown to boost the immune system, fight cancer and lower the risk of heart disease. # Eat lots of fruits to rid the liver of toxic cholesterol accumulation. In fruits you can have apples as they are rich in pectin, a soluble fiber, which is effective in lowering cholesterol levels. If you are taking a low cholesterol diet then avoid consuming too much of dairy as it can push cholesterol up significantly.
People who want to lose weight during this fasting period should choose foods wisely. You can choose foods such as bottle gourd (lauki) raita, pumpkin (kaddu) raita, fruits like apple, pears (nashpati) and papaya (papita), cucumber (kheera), some amount of potato, navratra rice (samak ke chawal), phul makhane (puffed lotus seeds)kuttu (buckwheat).
There are some foods that needs to be avoided like sweet potato (shakarkand), paneer (can use low fat varities), sabudana (sago), and whole milk. Drink luke warm water with lemon to aid in cleansing. Also, avoid eating late at night.
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