Monday, July 29, 2019

Eat but at the right time!

Mother Nature is very kind. She bestows us with so many foods to eat, which we should eat but at right time, in right amount. Indian festivals are excellent examples of food management which indicate us what to eat and when! 

January includes Sankranti festival, which brings warm foods like sweets made of sesame seeds and jaggery (tilgul) which give us the required warmth and calories for cold January.

March includes Holi festival which recommends puran poli, which again constitutes of gram dal, jaggery and wheat flour eaten with ghee, with high calorie index.

Come hot April and we celebrate Indian New Year beginning with Gudhi Padawa, calling for Shrikhand puri, made from cooling yoghurt!

Rainy August brings the festival of seas, Narali Pournima and Rakshabandhan indiacting us to eat sweets made from coconut and jaggery, rice with ghee, coconut and jaggery, all good and digestible in rainy season!

Ganesh Chaturthi festival in September spreads the fragrance of modaks which can be called as similar to momos with rich coconut and jaggery filling, eaten with ghee, giving necessary nutrients.

September October are cold months including Navratri and Dassera, which boast of so many sweet preparations, all of which give us energy and calories, consumed during Ras Garba!

Cold months of October November include Diwali, the festival of lights, which is famous for all its savories, salty. sweet and spicy. It is the right month to consume them!

Traditional Indian festivals do not include non-vegetarian food, which is not easy to digest and which is indicated not to be consumed during May, June, July and August months, which are generally rainy months!

There are so many foods that help in keeping us healthy but there is a proper time to consume them, which helps to make their complete utilization!!!

We will be strong and immune to diseases if we eat rightly!
Dr Jaya Kurhekar
Green Blogger