By Kavita Sharma  on: 15 March 2018
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What is the significance of worshipping Shakti during nine days of Navaratri ?

A) This vrat was advocated by Sage Narad to ShriRam, so that He could kill Ravan. After completion of this vrat, ShriRam attacked Lanka and finally killed Ravan.

B) The Goddess fought with the demon Mahishasur for nine days from Pratipada to Navami and finally killed him on the Navami night. Since then, She came to be known as Mahishasurmardini, the annihilator of Mahishasur.

2. Importance

A) Whenever the tamasik, demoniacal and cruel people become powerful and start troubling the sattvik, righteous humans, the Goddess incarnates to reinstate Righteousness. This is the vrat of this Deity.

B) During Navaratra, the Goddess Principle is a thousand times more active than usual.

Fasting has been recognized for its many health benefits dating back to Hippocrates. These benefits extend to everything from better weight management, improved cardiovascular health, healthier blood composition, and better cell recycling, among many others.


Health Benefits of Fasting

1. Improves Body shape,size and overall Fitness

People fast for all kinds of reasons, to detox body & soul, siritual reasons like mostly on Navratra, and follows Navratra weight loss diet plans.and many are particularly interested in the effects fasting has on the body’s fat tissues and overall weight loss. Others fast or intermittently fast for better exercise results. Fasting contributes to a better body composition in several ways, primarily through its actions on hormones and fat metabolism. it also helps in re shaping your extra curves, removes excess of wter, inch loss, and fat loss which gives you overall health n fitness. 

2. Promotes Greater Satiety

Your fatty tissue acts as a kind of endocrine organ, producing several different hormones. One of these hormones, leptin, affects how full you feel. Fasting and weight loss significantly affect your hunger level and post-meal satisfaction through this hormone. With fasting, leptin levels drop initially, but as you lose weight, you decrease leptin resistance. Becoming more responsive to leptin signals increases how full you feel. It also promotes healthy Eating habbits, your body more efficiently connect with your brain signal, knows well how much to eat and when to stop. your appetite becomes little bit surpress when you start following fasting or Navratra weight loss diet plans.

3. Boosts Your Metabolism

Leptin, though known primarily as the “satiety” hormone, also increases thyroid hormone production. Improved leptin sensitivity increases the rate of your metabolism if you have a sluggish thyroid. Also incudig Pink himalayan salt or Rock salt helps alot in maintaining hormone levels, as they both acient salts are loaded with minerals and iodine too, and even better than synthetic White iodized salt. drinking more water and eating green n clean food helps in detoxification, emoves toxins, and boost metabolism.

4. Supports Fat Loss and Ketosis

Ketosis, or the fat-burning state, is reached either by fasting or eating a diet centered on healthy fats. Ketosis helps you burn through your fat reserves. Excessive central fat stored around organs, like your liver and kidneys, interferes with organ function. Fasting, particularly intermittent fasting, helps you reach ketosis even faster than traditional caloric restriction. One study found that fasting significantly boosted fat metabolism in humans. As grains are the main source of carbs and when we avoid normal roti n rice pulses legumes, we actually cutting down out carbs. and on fasting we can add more of veggies and fats that should be good one, and proteins, so energy comes from fat source, and glucose levels get remain down. Results not much spike of insulin most of the time and low levels of sugar levels in blood helps in loosing weight.

5.Improves Cardiovascular Health

One of the main benefits of fasting, particularly for people that have metabolic syndrome-related health concerns, is the many immediate cardiovascular benefits. Fasting improves cardiovascular function, blood composition, and blood pressure. Those with type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol may find fasting helpful for addressing some of the associated health concerns. when we ristrict the amount of packed food, proccessed foods, refind flour and related junks n fats, it will give benifit to overall LDL levels, may helps in increases HDL levels with good fats.

6. Lowers Blood Pressure

While fasting, many people develop lower blood pressure, primarily during the first week of a fast. It might not be fasting itself that decreases blood pressure, but rather a significantly lower salt intake and increased loss of salt through the urine. Also Himalayan salt, n sendha salt helps in reducing blood pressure as low in sodium content. highly benificial for paitients.

7. May Slow Aging and Enhance Longevity

During Navratra weight loss diet plans are easy to follow, as we mostly eliminate grains, non veg, pulses n legmes n some vegetables, our body mainly depends on liquid diets, fruits,and good mount of healthy fats like seeds n nuts, so our skin glows n it helps in increasing longivity if we keep eating healthy habbits.

8. Improves Cell Recycling

As we age, rogue cells, both human and foreign, can proliferate throughout the body unchecked and this damaged tissue can contribute to progressive disease. Fasting sends your body into cell recycling, a process of self-digestion at the cellular level called autophagy. But you’re not just digesting your fat to fuel yourself while fasting. Your body also targets malfunctioning cells and old tissues to optimize resources for survival.


Reduces Harmful Protein Production

There are many proteins and metabolic products that provoke inflammation, particularly in the brain. Fasting and calorie restriction inhibit the production of free radicals and irritating proteins like inflammatory cytokines. Mounting evidence indicates that these contribute to premature brain aging and that fasting can decrease their production, protecting you from their impact. 


Supports Healthier Collagen in Skin

Your diet is important to your skin’s appearance, but fasting can also improve your skin’s integrity. High blood sugar changes the structure of collagen, weakening its strength and resilience. Since fasting substantially lowers blood sugar, you can think of it as a normal part of your skin care routine to ensure graceful aging.

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Dt. Kavita Sharma is a well qualified Dietitian and running her own Clinic in Vikaspuri, West Delhi. Dietician Kavita Sharma has done Diploma in Dietitics, Health & Nutrition from VLCC. Nutritionist Kavita Sharma has also done short term courses from VLCC and get specialisation in Weight Management, Hypertension & CVD (heart & Cholesterol), Blood group diet, Sports & Fitness Nutrition. Dietitian Kavita provides all kinds of diet plans including Child nutrition, Diabetes, PCOD, Thyroid,Pregnancy diet, Anemia, Uric acid, Asthma, and customised diet plan as required.Online dietitian Kavita is into the Health and Wellness Industry from last 9yrs and having a great experience and worked as a Health and Lifestyle consultant. Now Dietician Kavita, one of the best Dietician in Delhi, is running NutriCure diet clinic as Owner & Founder and helping many people in achieving personal Health & Wellness goals.Customer Satisfaction : Her main moto is to give assured results and improve client overall health status by providing Nutritious meal plan with tasty easy home made recipies.
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