Karwa Chauth is knocking at the door and women are all set with their mehendis, puja preparations and beautiful dresses to observe a day long fast for their husbands. It is believed that wives fast for their husbands to increase their life span. However, now a days a lot of people who are engaged, or are in love have also started keeping the fasts.
While you will be observing the auspicious fast you need to take care of a few factors. Here we are with a few tips on how to end your fast during Karwa Chauth.
Sargi is the meal which is suppose to be had before sunrise. Since the entire day you won’t be eating anything, it is important to have the first meal of the day properly.
Add some fruits like apples, bananas in your early morning sargi which happens before sunrise. Have pomegranate juice, it will help you to keep going with out water the entire day.
Avoid fried items
Keep away from fried food like namkeens or other snacks as they are very unhealthy to break your fast with. Avoid them even if they are homecooked.
Drink healthy beverages
Try avoiding tea or coffee as it may cause acidity with empty stomach the whole day. Instead of the regular hot beverages switch to fresh juices, cold or buttermilk, green tea.
Eat dry fruits
Pick dry fruits like dates, figs, almonds instead of high calorie sweets. Have 20 to 30 almonds after soaking them in water.
Ending fast meal
After seeing the moon, women end their fasts. In some traditions it is the husband who feeds the wife and makes her drink water which is followed by the dinner. So, take a look on what to have and how to break your fasts after seeing the moon.
Hydrate your body
Have a glass of water and eat some dry fruits with it to end your fast.
Avoid Tea Coffee
Fasting through the day may cause acidity therefore, don't have tea or coffee instead have a glass of cold milk or fresh juice.
Avoid fried food
Avoid deep fried, oily and spicy food when breaking your fast as it may be harmful. Try having light meals and do include yoghurt in your dinner as it will help you avoid acidity problem.
Have homemade sweets
Although it is recommended to have dry fruits instead as they possess natural sugar, but if you are bound to have sweets then try and have the simple homecooked ones.