Sharad Navratri 2017: 5 Food items that you must avoid while fasting

Sharad Navratri 2017: 5 Food items that you must avoid while fasting
Sharad Navratri 2017 begins from today (September 21, 2017). Navratri is dedicated to the nine form of Goddess Durga. During this many people observe the ritualistic Navratiri fasts to please their beloved deity. On the day of fasting, devotees only consume certain, fruits and grains. But here are list of five food items that you must avoid during puja.
Sharad Navratri 2017: 5 Food items that you must avoid while fasting
Chicken, mutton, fish, lamb, eggs and all animal products are strictly avoided during this time.
Sharad Navratri 2017: 5 Food items that you must avoid while fasting
During Navratri it is advised that meals should be prepared without using onion and garlic. If Ayurveda is to be belived than garlic and onion should be avoided during seasonal change as they are Tamaasic in nature and they tend to heat up your body from within.
Sharad Navratri 2017: 5 Food items that you must avoid while fasting
Also, Devotees avoid consuming legumes and lentils while fasting. Vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, arbi, suran, carrots, cucumber and bottle gourd (lauki) are permissible.
Sharad Navratri 2017: 5 Food items that you must avoid while fasting
You cannot to regular processed salt for preparing your meals and instead you can opt for pure rock salt (sendha namak).
Sharad Navratri 2017: 5 Food items that you must avoid while fasting
Several types of flours including cornflour, rice flour, all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, gram flour and semolina are avoided during fasting.