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 body 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 create a sense of calmness within yourself and help to improve your mindfullness.
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.