The perfect Navratri diet is supposed to be a balance of plant-based, gluten-free foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products, herbs and spices. However, for a lot of people, this festival of nine days gets subjugated by potato consumption and all other vegetables lay forgotten.
Here below we have listed down some vegetables that you can enjoy this Navratri apart from potatoes.
> Spinach: This green leafy vegetable not only comes in season around Navratri but is one of the healthiest you can have. Spinach is low in carbs, has high water content and is packed with fiber, protein, potassium, iron, calcium and vitamins A, C and K.
> Raw banana: While you can eat ripe bananas during Navratri too, you might want to get a lot of raw banana onto your plate. This is because raw bananas are just amazing for your digestive system as they’re packed dietary fiber.
> Pumpkin: Since winter is the season of pumpkins, you must have it during Navratri. This vegetable is versatile as it can be bowed into sweet dishes as well as savory ones. Pumpkin also has high levels of antioxidants, vitamins C and K and minerals like copper, potassium and manganese.
> Carrots: Like most vegetables, carrots are packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. Additionally, eating carrots can also improve your skin, digestion and metabolism. So start eating carrots in this Navratri.
> Bottle gourd: Bottle gourd is a handy vegetable that is unfortunately often hated by children because of its soft surface. However, it is packed with vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and loads of antioxidants. Eating bottle gourd can give your immune system a huge boost, apart from keeping your digestive system in order.
So, start eating the above vegetables in this Navratri.