Today is Ganesha Chaturthi and on this day the deity is revered by everyone for clearing obstacles, bringing in prosperity, success, wisdom, health and happiness.
As per the Hindu calendar, Ganesh Chaturthi is observed on the Shukla Paksha Chaturthi or month of Bhadrapada. The festivity of Ganesh Chaturthi continues for 10 days and ends on Anant Chaturdashi, also called as Ganesh Visarjan day. On the tenth day devotees immerse the idol of Lord Ganesha in water after a gala procession, however, this year due to COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions the festival will be a toned-down affair. We can still bring in the festive spirit at home by offering prayers and celebrate the occasion with the family members at the safety of our homes.
Sumptuous sweets and savouries are specially prepared and offered to Lord Ganesha such as modak, sesame and jaggery modak, sundal, vada and besan ladoo are the must, including several fruits. Also Read: Yummy Recipes To Please Lord Ganesha
So, this year let’s pray to Lord Ganesh to provide us with a robust physical and mental health during these challenging times of coronavirus disease and contain the spread of infection.
Little Lord Ganesha, being the Elephant God is known for His love for fruits and He perhaps has a reason for it!
5 Nourishing Fruits For Enhanced Overall Health:
Bananas are rich in potassium, fibre, vitamins A, C, B6, magnesium, folate, riboflavin, niacin and iron. It is a wonder fruit for those suffering from high blood pressure and regular intake of bananas helps in maintaining healthy blood pressure levels. Packed with vitamin B6, bananas supports the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. It contains natural sugars, which is fat and cholesterol-free source of instant energy and support pregnant women to meet their increasing demand and promotes the growth of the baby. Aside these, bestowed with manganese, bananas stimulate collagen synthesis and improve the skin natural glow and radiance. Furthermore, the myriad of nutrients in bananas help in boosting immunity and prevents chronic diseases like asthma, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular issues and is widely recommended in treating digestive issues. Also Read:7 Powerful Reasons To Eat Bananas
Custard apple, also known as Seetaphal is loaded with vitamins A, B6 and C. It also contains good amounts of antioxidants including flavonoids, carotenoids, kaurenoic acid, and vitamin C and meets 40 per cent of your daily requirements of vitamin C which supports to build a robust immune system and keep infections at bay. Being a storehouse of antioxidants custard apple lowers the risk of inflammation, cancer and other chronic diseases. As it is imbued with vitamin B6 it uplifts mood and may avert depression. Lutein the potent antioxidant in custard apple promotes eye health and lowers the risk of vision-related disorders. Consuming custard apple helps in gaining weight and is known for its anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting properties. Custard apple is strongly recommended for those suffering from anaemia for its high levels of iron.
Bael Fruit or Wood Apple is a rich source of vitamins, calcium, tannin, phosphorous, fibre, protein and iron. The fruit occupies a significant place in Ayurveda for its huge medicinal benefits and helps in treating disorders related to all three dosha. It is widely recommended for blood purification and to flush out toxins from the system. The wealth of plant phytochemicals and flavonoids in bael exhibit potent antioxidant properties which augments heart and liver health and is also beneficial in treating various infections. The high levels of vitamin C in Wood Apple can prevent Scurvy, boosts immunity and safeguards against a wide range of microbial and viral infections. Furthermore, bael is a perfect fruit for treating many digestive woes owing to its antibacterial, antifungal properties and highly effective in healing stomach ulcers due to high content of tannins. While the laxative property of bael is beneficial in cleansing the intestine and prevent constipation.
Black plums are impressively high in nutrients and vitamins like A, C and K. These slightly tart fruits are also a powerhouse of potassium, copper and manganese. They are known for relieving constipation for its high fibre content and works as a natural laxative. While Jamun juice ease to treat spleen enlargement and urine retention as well. Plums help in increasing the levels of adiponectin, a hormone that plays a significant role in maintaining blood sugar levels. Regular intake of black plums also aids in maintaining blood pressure and in reducing cholesterol. In addition, being low in calories black plums is a healthy snack for all weight watchers and help to shed down excess weight.
The humble guava is all you need to curb diabetes and other deadly illnesses including cancer. The amount of vitamin C in guava is five times more than an orange, which works well to strengthen the immune system and shield you against infections and pathogens. A powerhouse of protein, fibre and folate, regular intake of guava benefits the pregnant women, as it supports in developing a healthy nervous system and protect the new-born from a neurological disorder. Guava is very high in vitamins C, A, lycopene, quercetin and other polyphenols which are potent antioxidants and averts the risk of cancers. Guava helps in treating constipation, improving eyesight and a must-have for those suffering from cardiac issues. Moreover, the goodness of magnesium in guava helps to relax the muscles and nerves, thereby combat stress and uplifts energy and mood.
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