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How To Restore Your Body Post The Karwachauth Fast

Karwachauth is celebrated by married Hindu and Sikh women for the long and healthy life of their husband. The festival entails women to fast without food and water from daybreak till moonrise. While the festival gets over in the night with women breaking their fast with food and water, the aftermath is easily felt the next day.  One may feel one or all of the following:

  • Constant thirst
  • Churning Stomach
  • Giddiness
  • Feeling tired and exhausted
  • Acidity

While women have to get back to usual routine the next day, it is important that they pay attention to their body too and help it get back to normalcy with ease. We give you tips on how to restore your body back to health.

#1 Increase your intake of fluid

Keep a bottle of water handy with you and have small sips from it the entire day. Make a quick lemonade for yourself with freshly squeezed lime, sugar, water  and some mint leaves.  This would help restore the blood pressure to normal level again.

#2 Watch your sugar intake

You may experience sudden sugar cravings the next day. Gorging on sweets will make you feel lethargic within a short span of time. The best way to beat it is to have fresh fruits like pomegranate, watermelon or any other seasonal fruit available in your vicinity. This would also help level out the fluid in the body, provide you with natural fructose and give you iron and essential vitamins you surely need. Also have a fistful of dry fruits like walnuts, almonds and raisins.

#3 Go easy on the carbs

Post the fast, your digestive system has slowed down. Avoid putting pressure on your system and body organs like kidneys by giving them oily food to digest. Instead have easily digestible carbs. It would make you feel lighter and more energetic. So instead of oily parathas, have rice, corn flakes, salads, whole wheat cereals, vegetables like cucumber, broccoli and cauliflower.

#4 Be easy on your body

Post the fast, the body is already stressed and exhausted. Be kind to it. Help it de-stress and regain its energy before you go gyming, walking and running.

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