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Annakoot emphasizes the importance of eating mixed vegetables

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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Annakoot festival is observed on the day of Govardhan Pooja after Diwali. There are many mythological scientific descriptions for this pooja.
On this day, there is a change in the season so is change in the availability of fruits and vegetables in the market. On the day of Annakoot, people cook all types of outgoing and incoming vegetables and eat them. It reminds people that this is the last day for eating these outgoing vegetables for health reasons.
Annakoot emphasizes the importance of eating mixed vegetables. It is traditionally said that one should eat all seven colors and six tastes. Mixed vegetables provide all vitamins.
Annakoot is observed after Diwali. During Diwali people eat a lot of heavy food with predominant sweet taste. On the day of Annakoot, eating a diet predominant in vegetables (bitter and green taste) helps to undo the imbalance caused by eating the heavy sugary food items during Diwali.
In mythology it is also said that on this day, a mountain heap is created of all the cooked vegetables, eaten and distributed. It also indicates that from now onwards, one should eat only light food and distribute the leftovers.
(Disclaimer: The views expressed in this write up are my own).

Annakoot emphasizes the importance of eating mixed vegetables

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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Annakoot festival is observed on the day of Govardhan Pooja after Diwali. There are many mythological scientific descriptions for this pooja.

• On this day, there is a change in the season so is change in the availability of fruits and vegetables in the market. On the day of Annakoot, people cook all types of outgoing and incoming vegetables and eat them. It reminds people that this is the last day for eating these outgoing vegetables for health reasons.

• Annakoot emphasizes the importance of eating mixed vegetables. It is traditionally said that one should eat all seven colours and six tastes. Mixed vegetables provide all vitamins.

• Annakoot is observed after Diwali. During Diwali people eat a lot of heavy food with predominant sweet taste. On the day of Annakoot eating a diet predominant in green vegetables that are bitter in taste help undo the imbalance caused by heavy sugary food items during Diwali.

• In mythology it is also said that on this day, a mountain heap is created of all the cooked vegetables, eaten and distributed. It also indicates that from now onwards, one should eat only light food and distribute the leftovers.

Annakoot Emphasizes The Importance Of Eating Mixed Vegetables

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Annakoot festival is observed on the day of Goverdhan Pooja after Diwali. There are many mythological scientific descriptions for this pooja.

1.  On this day, there is a change in the season so is change in the availability of fruits and vegetables in the market. On the day of Annakoot, people cook all types of outgoing and incoming vegetables and eat them. It reminds people that this is the last day for eating these outgoing vegetables for health reasons.

2.  Annakoot emphasizes the importance of eating mixed vegetables. It is traditionally said that one should eat all seven colours and six tastes. Mixed vegetables provide all vitamins.

3.   Annakoot is observed after Diwali. During Diwali people eat a lot of heavy food with predominant sweet taste. On the day of Annakoot eating a diet predominant in vegetables (bitter and green taste) help in balancing the imbalance caused by heavy sugary food items during Diwali.

4.  In mythology it is also said that on this day, a mountain heap is created of all the cooked vegetables, eaten and distributed. It also indicates that from now onwards, one should eat only light food and distribute the leftovers.

Annakoot festival is observed on the day of Goverdhan Pooja after Diwali. There are many mythological scientific descriptions for this pooja.

1.  On this day, there is a change in the season so is change in the availability of fruits and vegetables in the market. On the day of Annakoot, people cook all types of outgoing and incoming vegetables and eat them. It reminds people that this is the last day for eating these outgoing vegetables for health reasons.

2.  Annakoot emphasizes the importance of eating mixed vegetables. It is traditionally said that one should eat all seven colours and six tastes. Mixed vegetables provide all vitamins.

3.   Annakoot is observed after Diwali. During Diwali people eat a lot of heavy food with predominant sweet taste. On the day of Annakoot eating a diet predominant in vegetables (bitter and green taste) help in balancing the imbalance caused by heavy sugary food items during Diwali.

4.  In mythology it is also said that on this day, a mountain heap is created of all the cooked vegetables, eaten and distributed. It also indicates that from now onwards, one should eat only light food and distribute the leftovers.

1.   Mithai or Sweets are usually made in transfats (Vanaspati) which lower the good cholesterol and increase bad cholesterol. Sweets are bad for patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity or heart disease.

2.  Diwali sweets have very high content of white sugar and cause metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and resultant rise in blood pressure, blood sugar and weight.

3.      The sweets may have non-permissible colours which may cause allergy (skin or lung). These colours may also be carcinogenic in the long run.

4. Most sweets are recycled from one family to another. The sweet packets are often left in the car for hours together and sometimes even overnight before getting distributed the next day. Any food items kept in the room temperature for more than two hours may not be good for the health.

5.  There may be adulteration in the ingredients used and may have harmful effects on the health depending upon the adulterant used.

6.  Most sweets are overeaten till they are finished. On the day Annakoot therefore it’s a tradition to neutralize the sweet taste by bitter vegetables taste but often the same is not followed.