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Foods to be eaten and avoided in Shravan

Foods to be eaten and avoided in Shravan

The month of Shravan has started on July 17 in North India and will start on August 1 in South India.

Shravan is one of the most auspicious months for Hindus.

Several people follow a vegetarian diet while others avoid garlic and salt in this month. Similarly, some restrict to one meal a day while others completely observe a fast.

In this context, here is a list of foods to be eaten and avoided in the month of Shravan as per the prevailing beliefs:

  • Drink one or two glasses of warm water with honey and lime juice early in the morning to revive your metabolism.
  • Drink a glass of apple milkshake or banana milkshake for breakfast to keep your stomach full. You can have a few almonds and walnuts for a mid-morning snack. Since nuts are high in fat and fibre, they would satisfy your hunger.
  • A bowl of sabudana khichdi keeps you energized especially in times of fasting.
  • You can have a cup of green tea in the evening along with singhara flour (water chestnut) chillas. Singhara flour is a good source of carbohydrates and minerals.
  • Two chapatis with a bowl of dal and curd for dinner time can satisfy your hunger. You can also have a cup of soup.
  • You can have a glass skimmed milk along with one fruit before going to bed.
  • You can take all or any one of the suggested meals here as per your need.

Foods to be avoided during the month Shravan:

  • Some believe that brinjal is impure, hence they avoid eating it. They say that brinjal is infested with a lot of insects and so avoiding it is better.
  • Those observe fasting should avoid drinking milk as milk and milk product can create an imbalance in the doshas as per Ayurveda.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and consuming spicy and fried foods.
  • Some avoid non-vegetarian foods like meat, fish and eggs in the month.
  • Some argue that eating leafy vegetables can increase the secretion of bile in the body, hence, they avoid them.

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