Friday, April 19, 2013

What to Eat Before and After Your Karwa Chauth Fast

What to Eat Before and After Your Karwa Chauth Fast - nuts

Today is the day when all the gorgeous Indian wives keep a day long fast for their beloved husbands. This tradition observed by Indian women of eating before sunrise and after moonrise sometimes takes a toll on their health.

Read through the article to find out about what to eat before and after the Karwa Chauth fast

Þ Before sunrise:
1. Breakfast
The breakfast you eat before sunrise should be extremely light and not consist of items that are heavy on your stomach and make you feel lethargic. Consume a lot of fruits and food made up of whole wheat or multi grain preparations.

2. Milk items
Including curd and paneer (cottage cheese) in your meal before the fast could be an apt choice that you would be making since these food items keep you full for a longer period of time and are rich in protein.

3. The sweet quotient
Eating sugary foods in the morning meal can make the rest of the day a difficult one for you. Eating sweets is known to make you feel hungry faster. In order to avert increased hunger pangs it is best to limit the intake of sweets.

4. Fruits and Nuts
Both fruits and nuts are a must on the menu of the pre-fast meal. By doing so, you are feeding your body with a host of nutrients that will give you the required energy for staying away from food and water the rest of the day.

Þ After moonrise:
1. Acidic Food

Drinking coffee or tea directly after breaking the fast can cause a lot of acidity in your body since you have been on an empty stomach the entire day. It can also be the cause of discomfort.

2. Protein rich food
Since your body has been deprived of food for the entire day it is important to ensure that you consume healthy, protein rich food.

3. Liquids
In order to avert the risk of dehydration and weakness, you must drink considerable amount of water . Also, fruit juices can be the best way to give instant energy to your body.

4. Oily Food
Eating oily food on an empty stomach wouldn’t be the ideal way to feed yourself after a day of fast. The oil could cause acidity and make you feel uneasy too.

Enjoy and observe this fast for love in the healthiest way possible. Eat healthy and live a happy life.

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