As the new moon passes between Earth and our Sun and produces a total eclipse, some precautions must be taken to enable a healthy experience
a total eclipse on 2 July 2019. What is a solar eclipse? This phenomenon occurs when the moon travels between the earth and the sun and restricts the view of the sun. On the same lines a total solar eclipse completely covers the sun in the sky. According to IST, the solar eclipse began on July 2 at 10:25 am and lasted about twice as long as the total solar eclipse that took place in August 201
As intriguing as it may be, a solar eclipse can affect a person's health. There are some necessary precautions that can be taken during a solar eclipse to ensure complete well-being. Listed below are some of the tips that should be followed:  Also read: India's Most Polluted Cities 2019: Kanpur's Pollution Causes Health Risks
As we all know If we consider that solar eclipse is not harmful at all. However, one should consider a solar eclipse through industrial grade glasses to reduce UV radiation. Dr. Sanjay Dhawan, Senior Ophthalmologist at Max Hospitals, said to a news portal, "At the time of a solar eclipse, the pupils dilate when the light fades. As a result, more harmful rays can reach the eye in a short time. These rays are harmful and can directly affect the retina. Once the cornea or retina is damaged, there is no specific cure for it, resulting in lasting damage.
Customs and superstition play a big role in India. Some Indian communities say that eating and drinking during a solar eclipse is harmful. However, there are no direct sources to confirm this statement. However, it is generally said that it is preferable to eat less and be healthy after dark hours as proper digestion takes time.
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Is a solar eclipse so serious for pregnant women? Let us find out! There are several myths about the eclipse and how harmful they are to pregnant women. This popular belief has been around for ages and persists despite globalization. It is said that a solar eclipse can directly affect the physical growth of the baby, which often leads to malformations such as lip lacerations, large birthmarks and even birthmarks. However, there is no truth to this assertion. Only those who want to take a look at the eclipse should be careful to wear glass or an eye mask, as a direct view of the eclipse can cause lasting damage to the eyes.
The following are some of the precautions that can be taken during a solar eclipse:
- According to Ayurveda, the body is exposed to strong magnetic and UV rays. In the future, metabolism and digestion are at stake in such times. It is best not to eat or fast during this time so that the body is not exposed to heavy foods.
- Those who are old and unwell, light and sattvic food are good for them, says Ayurveda. Some of the options are water and rice soaked in these times.
- Provide lukewarm, double-boiled water during the eclipse
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Written by: Vani Malik
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Team 02.07.2019