Now it’s time to change diet: Makar Sankranti changes the food and lifestyle, start reducing sesame and jaggery


Today is Makar Sankranti. This festival is celebrated when the Sun enters Capricorn. It is now time for the two seasons. Hemant season is coming to an end and Shishir is starting. During the winter season, the winter is much longer, while in the winter, the cold starts decreasing. When one season comes and another season comes, do not be careless about food. Otherwise, there are high chances of getting diseases like cold, cold, fever, indigestion, headache.

Along with sesame and jaggery, eat khichdi on Makar Sankranti. These food items benefit health. Now the cold will start to decrease, after Sankranti we should reduce the use of sesame and jaggery gradually. However, khichdi should be included in the diet daily. There is also a tradition of flying kites on this day, especially in many states including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat. This tradition is also beneficial for health.

Vata, Pitta and Kapha are three types of diseases
Dr. Naveen Joshi, an Ayurveda expert from Dehradun, explains that three types of diseases have been described in Ayurveda, vata, pitta and kapha. Vata means diseases related to gas. When the balance of bile in the body deteriorates, there are diseases related to blood. Excess phlegm leads to colds, colds, and respiratory problems.

Vata and Kapha are controlled with sesame and jaggery
Vata means gas increases in the body due to excess cold. Due to which many people have joint pain problem. Some people have pain in their ankles, some in the knees and some in the back. Apart from this, phlegm also increases due to cold. For this reason, if sesame and jaggery are consumed regularly on cold days, then vata and phlegm remain in the right quantity in the body. Due to which pain and cold-cold problems are controlled.

Sesame and jaggery are found in elements like iron and calcium.
Sesame-jaggery improves immunity. Mill and laddu made from sesame and jaggery contain iron, protein, calcium, fiber, carbohydrate etc. By eating them daily, the body gets all these elements. Immunity improves. Eating sesame also relieves mental stress.

Laddus of these things increase the brightness of the skin
Sesame-jaggery is also beneficial for our skin. Its regular intake gives us Vitamin E and Vitamin B, which makes the skin glow. After Makar Sankranti, heat starts rising. Therefore, after eating sufficient quantity of sesame and jaggery on Makar Sankranti, the intake of these two should be reduced gradually.