"What we eat affects the state of our minds. Food can make us feel dull, agitated, and peaceful. Peaceful eating begins with unprocessed, organic, vegetarian food cooked with love."
The word ‘ Sattvik’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘ Sattva’ meaning ‘ clean’ , ‘ pure’ and ‘ energetic’ while the word ‘aahar’ means ‘diet’. Together they form-‘Sattvik Aahar’ which means a healthy diet. A Sattvik diet intends to nourish the body and eventually help the mind and happiness of an individual. Only a fit body and a sane mind can help you work at your highest potential and live a fulfilling life. Amidst our bustling hours of the day, the kind of food we eat is hardly paid any attention to. While we forget that ‘ food’ is the most important building block towards anticipating a healthy lifestyle.
There are a lot of myths and assumptions around the concept of a Sattvik diet that makes it look like a distant reality or something unachievable when it’s quite the opposite. A Sattvik diet includes edibles that are mostly available in nature and are accessible and affordable to each one of us.
The fact that you’re reading this right now in itself shows that you’re willing to take your first step towards a healthy lifestyle. It’s not necessary that only a yoga or a spiritual practitioner should have a Sattvik diet instead everyone must devour this profitable diet and lead a flourishing, disease-free, and a long life.
Let’s first get to know about the basics of a Sattvik diet. For a one-on-one consultation, you can also get in touch with our doctors and experts who come up with customized Sattvik diet plans according to your needs and concerns.
Food-items that can be considered Sattvik are:
- Fresh & ripe fruits.
- Whole grains
- Fresh vegetables
- Fruit juices
- Fresh and Organic dairy products.
Foods that do not qualify as Sattvik which are mostly acidic and should be avoided are:
- Frozen food
- Processed food
- Fast food
- Refined sugar
Why should you consume a Sattvik diet?
A Sattvik diet may look a bit restricted but has an endless list of benefits to offer. According to Ayurveda, the Sattvic diet is the finest choice for promoting a long life, physical strength, and mental health, eventually increasing one’s life-expectancy.
A Sattvik diet containing nutritious foods is known to protect one from chronic illnesses like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and colorectal cancer. The high fiber content and reduced calorie density of vegetarian diets helps one in reducing weight. Studies have also shown that individuals consuming a vegatarian diet have lower body mass index than the ones consuming non-vegetarian foods.
Not only that, a Sattvik Aahar improves digestion and makes one feel active and light. It raises one’s spirits and frequencies bringing peace to you. Consuming raw fresh foods delivers all the vital nutrients, dietary fiber, antioxidants, proteins, minerals, and monounsaturated fats to one’s body. It boosts your immunity, leading to a fitter immune system and eventually enhancing the quality of your life if this diet is followed regularly.
Still need inspiration to begin your healthy-eating regime?
Well, you can kickstart your Sattvik diet journey with us!- You can come watch ‘Patanjali’s Sattvic Aahar Recipe Challenge 2022’! Hosted by the Atmabodh Patanjali Wellness Center, Pune, the ‘Sattvic Aahar Recipe Challenge’ is launched to encourage people to cook and eat healthy. To watch the recipes head on to our YouTube channel and our social media handles. Join us for a fun and a nourishing experience!
Atmabodh is Maharashtra’s first residential Patanjali Wellness Center, that offers therapies and treatments based on Yoga, Ayurveda, and Naturopathy. This center has brought services similar to Yog Gram and Niramyam centers to Pune and has been serving people with various lifestyle diseases as well as people interested in detoxifying their minds and bodies.
Know more about us on: http://www.atmabodhwellness.com