Navratri Special: Top 5 must have foods for festive season that build stamina Also Read - Gujarat: Medical Body Urges CM Rupani to Ban Navratri Festivities in Wake of COVID-19

Navratri festival is dedicated to worshiping Goddess Durga and her avatars. The nine day festivity ends with Vijaydashmi or Dussehra being celebrated on the tenth day. Navratri is celebrated with enthusiasm all over India. Navratri 2014 begins today (September 25). Since the festivity includes a lot of Dandiya and Garba dance routine, a lot of people feel drained off the energy. We share with you some very healthy options to perk up and upscale your stamina and to make sure to include these in your diet and you will not feel drained out. Follow the festivity a healthy way. Also Read - Navratri 2020 Day 5, March 29: Worship Maa Skandamata; Know Puja Vidhi, Fast Time, Mantra

Following are the must have food that build stamina: Also Read - Navratri 2020 Day 4, March 28: Worship Maa Kushmanda; Know Puja Vidhi, Fast Time, Mantra

1. Oatmeal

Navratri Special: Top 5 must have foods for festive season that build stamina

A warm bowl of porridge made from oats or any oatmeal is the healthiest option to upscale your stamina. The reason oatmeal keeps you feeling full is that it gets digested slowly. Oatmeal adds a dose of nutrients and fiber to your body. It breaks down slowly in your body and keeps your blood sugar at optimum level. If you are not looking for health benefits, another reason to have oatmeal is that it is the most recommended food for weight loss.

2. Bananas

Navratri Special: Top 5 must have foods for festive season that build stamina

Wonderfully sweet bananas are a particularly packed with a good amount of vitamins and energy. You can always rely on bananas a few hours before you exert yourself playing Dandiya. The potassium content will maintain a normal blood pressure and heart function in check. So go ahead and enjoy rich creamy and sweet bananas.

3. Beans

Navratri Special: Top 5 must have foods for festive season that build stamina

Protein rich super food beans are a must to add to your plate. Beans are rich in mineral and iron which helps you build stamina during the festive season while you are busy playing Garba. Beans are high in fiber and antioxidants, they are also good for your waistline. You can choose from a wide range of different kinds of beans.

4. Green leafy vegetables

Navratri Special: Top 5 must have foods for festive season that build stamina

Green leafy vegetables not only jazz up your plate but also enrich your diet. They are a good source of many vitamins and are packed with micro nutrients. It is a super food for building stamina. Green leafy veggies are rich in fibre and digest slowly. It is a good source of calcium and iron, the fiber packed green leafy vegetables also maintain your blood-glucose level.

5. Peanut butter

Navratri Special: Top 5 must have foods for festive season that build stamina

If you want to try a cheat code try having a doleful peanut butter. Peanut are said to contain Omega 3 fatty acids. They help to boost your heart health plus they also help to reduce pain, so your tiresome festive routine will be no longer an issue. Peanut butter is also a great way for building stamina. Though it is high in calories and digests slowly, it will keep you up on the energy scale.