Philosophy 1 – The Sattvic Yogic Diet
Sattva means quality of purity & goodness. A Sattvic diet is food that gives life, strength, energy, courage & self-determination.
Sattvic food gives us more than just the gross physical requirements of the proper mix of proteins, carbs, fat etc. The Sattvic food should be fresh and as natural as possible.
Sattvic food type is also recommended for Yoga practioners and in Ayurvedic cooking.
Yoga, in case you don’t know, actually means ‘Yoke’ or ‘Unity’ and therefore the balance between body-mind & spirit is tantamount.
Examples of some Sattvic food: –
Grains – Corn, barley, wheat, unpolished rice, oats, millet & quinoa.
Proteins – Pulses, nuts & seeds.
Fruits & Vegetables – Fresh fruit juices & green leafy vegetables.
Herbs – Mild spices such as basil, cardamom, cinnamon & coriander.
Natural sweeteners – Raw honey & unrefined raw sugar.
Dairy products – Milk, butter, cheese & yogurt.
Quote; – “Food is not just fuel for our bodies, its as much alive as we are”.
“You are what you eat”.