Highlights

  • Most people are aware of the food-related rules of Navratri fasting
  • Among beverages, it is advisable to avoid packaged or processed drinks
  • You can consume homemade drinks such as tea, coffee, buttermilk and fresh juice 

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Navratri 2021: Can you drink cold drink or coffee while fasting for Navratri?

Most of us know the basic rules when it comes to what's ok to eat and what's not while fasting but beverages are where things get confusing. 

With Navratri celebrations in full swing, you may be planning to observe a fast. And while everyone knows what's okay to eat and what's not, for the most part, beverages are where things can get a little bit confusing.

When it comes to packaged or processed drinks, most people believe that they should be avoided while observing a fast as it is hard to know what ingredients were used for their production. This means that cold drinks, soda or any other type of store-bought beverages should be avoided. 

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However, it is commonly accepted that drinking tea and even coffee along with homemade drinks like buttermilk or chaas. You may also consume fruit juices but they should ideally be freshly squeezed and not come from a package.

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