Ganesh Chaturthi is considered to be a major Hindu festival in India. It is believed that if we receive the blessings of Lord Ganesha, we receive the blessings of all divine beings. Lord Ganesha is believed to remove all our obstacles and makes sure that we have a pleasant journey (life itself).
Ganesh Chaturthi is a time for absolute fun and frolic for all those who enjoy this festival. You would want to gorge on the festive treats and meet your loved ones.
Being a diabetic does not have to mean that you enjoy the festivals less than the non diabetic people. You can always opt for the right practices and healthier alternatives.
Diabetic friendly ways to enjoy Ganesh Chaturthi
-Enjoy healthy alternatives to festive foods
You would want to gorge on modak and other festive treats during Ganesh Chaturthi. It can lead to an instant spike in your sugar levels. You can opt for healthy alternatives like sugar free modak to satisfy your sugar cravings in a healthy way.
-Enjoy diabetic friendly beverages to stay hydrated
This season particularly makes you thirsty and makes you want to quench your thirst with flavoured sodas and carbonated drinks. It is important that you avoid these and opt for healthier alternatives such as herbal teas and infused water.
-Don’t forget to monitor your sugar levels
While you want to enjoy the festivities to the fullest, you would get engrossed in it and forget to monitor your sugar levels. Monitor your sugar levels regularly to know whether they fall under the high, low or controlled range. You can accordingly improvise your diet and exercise to keep your sugar levels within the controlled range.
-Stay active and fit during the festivities
It is important that you stay active and keep moving during the festivities. Exercise is the key to keeping your sugar levels under control. Even a small walk for 10-15 minutes after your meal can help you in keeping your sugar levels under control.
-Keep away from crowded places
In the time of a pandemic, you should avoid being at crowded places. Make sure that you use masks and sanitisers if you have to go to rituals or places that are imperative to go for pooja.
Make sure that you make the most of Ganesh Chaturthi and also keep your sugar levels in check. While the foodie in you might want to gorge on the festive delights, you should always think of your health first.
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