Here are the scientific reasons behind fasting on Navarathri:
Detoxify your body
Navarathri usually falls during the time where the season changes. And when the weather changes, our bodies are prone to fall sick. So avoiding foods such as meat, alcohol, grains, and so on during this time, as well as fasting helps to purify and detoxify our body.
When you fast, your digestive system is at rest, making you feel at ease. This creates a sense of calmness within yourself and helps to improve your mindfulness.
When you control yourself by not eating certain foods that you've constantly eaten before, you are breaking the pattern you've been following for years. This helps to develop self-discipline.
Aid with weight loss
Fasting aid weight loss much effectively than dieting. It is one of the safest ways to shed extra pounds by improving your metabolism rate.