Navratri is a festival in India, which is celebrated over nine days and nights in honor of Goddess Durga and her nine forms. People celebrate Navratri by keeping fast, holding Garba and Dandiya nights. But, the most exuberant characteristic of this festival is that through these nine days, people deck up in dresses of unique color each day- Day 1: Yellow, Day 2- Green, Day 3- Gray, Day 4- Orange, Day 5- White, Day 6- Red, Day 7- Royal Blue, Day 8- Pink, and Day 9- Purple.
While turning to Navratri clothing fashion is a trend on this auspicious occasion, we will introduce you to food-fashion- 9 healthy fruits inspired from the nine color of Navratri festival this 2017.
1. Yellow-skinned Bananas
Yellow-skinned bananas are rich in potassium, which helps maintain fluid levels in body, and monitors movement of waste products and nutrients in and out of the body cells. Yellow bananas also contain dietary fiber, which enhances digestion. It is also powerhouse of vitamin B6, C, A, which have good effects on eyes and teeth gums. Yellow bananas also have iron, protein, carbohydrates and other nutrients.
2. Green Kiwi Fruit
Though brownish from the outside, Kiwi fruits are green shaded from the inside and have amazing health benefits. The green flesh has tangy and sweet taste. It is full of nutrients such as vitamin K, C, E, potassium and folate. Kiwi fruits are also full of fiber and antioxidants. The green fruits are known to aid digestion, assist managing blood pressure, boost the immune system, protect against vision loss, and reduce abnormal blood clotting.
3. Gray Figs
Figs have several medical properties. These are prominently utilized for fighting against piles, indigestion, sexual dysfunction, diabetes, constipation, asthma, bronchitis, cough and a lot more. It has multiple vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2. Figs also consist of iron, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, manganese, chlorine and potassium. This gray fruit lowers cholesterol, promotes weight loss, prevent coronary heart diseases, hypertension, and macular degeneration, relieve throat pain, supplement treating colon cancer, strengthen bones etc.
4. Orange Muskmelons
Muskmelons are loaded with many nutrients. It has super high water content percentage, thus helps to hydrate body. It has delicious aroma and sweet taste. Muskmelons contain calories, fat, but in meager quantity. It contains carbohydrates, dietary fiber, sodium, protein, niacin, folic acid, vitamin C, B6, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and carotenoids. This orange fruit assists in sharpening eyesight, keeping hypertension at bay, losing belly fat, treating ulcers, preventing kidney stones, easing menstrual cramps, curing sleep disorders, and preventing heart diseases.
5. White Bell Apple Fruit
Bell apples come in variety of colors, one of which are white, and found particularly in India. This white fruit has ability to cleanse liver, eliminate bacterial and fungal infections, lower cholesterol, halt epileptic seizures, reduce fever etc. It consists of thiamin, iron, niacin, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, sulfur, friedelolactone, betulinic acid, and jambosine.
6. Red Cherries
Possessing an attractive red color, red cherries perform antioxidant activity. It has vitamin E, vitamin C, anthocyanins, carotenoids, which can prevent cancer. Red cherries are anti-inflammatory, and lower the risk of gout attacks, pain, and osteoarthritis. This red fruit also helps improve sleep and increase melatonin levels. These cherries activate peroxisome proliferator activating receptors in body tissues that aids regulating genes involved in glucose and fat metabolism.
7. Royal Blue Blueberries
Berries, especially blueberries are more than just ingredients for milkshakes and desserts. This royal blue fruit has a large variety of antioxidants such as gallic acid, resveratrol, lutein, fiber, zeaxanthin, manganese, vitamin C and vitamin K. Blueberries combat aging, boost brain thinking power, restore hormone balance, lower LDL cholesterol, and regulates gastrointestinal track.
8. Pink Dragon Fruits
Dragon fruits have a number of phytonutrients. These contain polyunsaturated fatty acids, B vitamins, protein, carotene, calcium, phytochemical captin, etc. This pink fruit makes bone strong, enhance tissue and blood formation, fastens healing of bruises, improves immune system, aids in carbohydrate metabolism etc. Its seeds act as mild laxative. Eating dragon fruit can rid body of toxic heavy metals.
9. Java Plum or Black Plum
Popularly known as Jamun in Hindi language, Java plum or Black plum have purple colored flesh and exterior. It is said to relieve stomach pain, and act as anti-scorbutic, and is diuretic and carminative. Jamun vinegar is used to reduce diarrhea, enlargement of spleen, and treat urine retention issues. Java plums have ployphenolic compounds, which are effective against diabetes, cancer, asthma, arthritis, and heart diseases. This purple fruit cures various digestive problems such as dysentery, bowel spasms etc.
Now you can make your meals and snacks packed with 9 colorful fruits this Navratri. Do not forget to click a picture of these fruits you take, and post it in our comment section!
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