The nine days fasting during Navratri is the most important ritual in Hindu calender. The custom is acknowledged through out the country but has it's own tradition, norms and names. I was wondering upon the scientific importance of these fasts. As you may realize that Hindus all around the world from different states follow Navratri twice in an year; once at the onset of summers and second upon onset of winters. Do you think that our gyanis and gurus of vedic times realized the importance of detoxifying the body especially at the beginning of a new season and hence initiated the ritual of nine days of fasting. Indian diet primarily contains of staple cereals along with proteins. Navratri fasts constitutes of wheat free and pulse free meals and purely vegetarian meals constituting of only simple easy to digest starches and vegetables along with fruit and dairy. The use of common salt,certain spices, and even turmeric is forbidden. The nutritionist in me is wondering whether the vedic gyanis were well versed with the body's reaction to wheat, protein and salt, thus formulated a diet which rids of water retention, cleanses the intestines and rejuvenates your body as you feel lighter. I would say that besides inventing the zero; Indians discovered the science of dieting as well. What say GM dieters?
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