Navratri, as the name suggests is a festival that lasts for nine nights. It is most popular in the northern and western parts of India. In 2020, Navratri will commence on 17th October and end on 25th October.
Navratri is celebrated in worship of the nine avatars of the Goddess Durga. It concludes with Dussehra, a celebration of the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, symbolizing the victory of good over evil. It is said that Lord Rama prayed to the Goddess Durga before going into battle with Ravana.
If you’ve noticed that you feel lazy, sluggish or less productive during the summer months, you’re not alone. We generally feel tired more easily than we normally do as the temperature gets hotter, and particularly during the initial weeks of summer as our body adjusts to the seasonal changes.
The temperature is inching towards the summer high, and we’ve swapped our sweaters and cardigans for shorts and t-shirts! During the hot summer months, you may feel that you’re going to melt and turn into a mass of sweat! We are in a huge need of foods that will keep us cool. As essential as hydration is, when you’re hungry and bordering on ‘hangry’, water isn’t going to help. You need cooling foods for the summer to keep you full and cheerful.
We can’t imagine our food tasting as good as it does if it lacked salt. Although, salt serves many other purposes for our bodies apart from just making our meals delicious. Since we have become more aware of what we consume these days, and what health benefits we can acquire from everything we eat, the consumption of salt & its benefits confuse a lot of people. Many studies show that its consumption is good for us, while a few others have also shown otherwise. So, it’s fair to feel a little bewildered about the choices.