It’s that time of the year again! Navratri is definitely one of the most festive times in the country when people fast and feast at the same time. Fasting is a major part of Navratri celebrations. Traditionally and scientifically, there are many foods which need to be avoided during Navratri. Addressing this concern is celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, who took to social media to share an interesting eating plan during Navratri. In her post, she writes that the end of Pitru Paksha leads to beginning of Navratri. Both these occasions are similar in a way because they use food as a learning tool. While Pitru Paksha or Shradh is the time which is dedicated to charity and offering food to ancestors, Navratri is about staying disciplined with food in order to nurture the creative and feminine principles in our physical bodies.
During Navratri, food restriction is done in order to discipline the senses. Rujuta writes that it helps in creating hormonal balance in the body.