What to eat for Healthy Body and Mind

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It’s not about eating less, but eating right. We are what we eat!

 

Right food contributes to healthy living. To understand what to consume, let’s first look at the options available to us:

  • Vegetarian diet – Plants, fruits, seeds, roots, dairy products
  • Non Vegetarian diet – Animals, fish, birds and may be insects

So can we eat anything?

Every being carries a unique signature of energy within them, this can be positive or negative depending upon the state of the being. It is said that vegetarian diet has the most positive aura and it benefits your mind and soul apart from providing the necessary elements for growth and strength.

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What is the logical explanation to this?

Let’s talk about the aura or energy in beings. Taking you as an example, situations that create negativity in your system can be:

  • Stress
  • Pain
  • Fear
  • Loss
  • Despair

We feel a sudden urge to react in a negative way when we are subjected to these situations. What must go on in an animal which is caged, beaten, pushed & pulled inappropriately and ultimately killed. Think about the negative energies bottled up in that beast before being served on your dining table. Plant food or dairy is considerably higher on positive aura just because the parts that are consumed are regenerative and produced continuously for a cyclic period of time.

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Cooking and eating vegetarian food has its fantastic wellness incentives, from promoting digestion, bolstering metabolism, uplifting immune functions, enriching skin, hair wellness and preserving a balanced state of body and mind. Add an array of colours to your plate and think of it as eating a rainbow.

 

A balanced diet is the secret to health and fitness. Here are 10 most healthful foods and their benefits:

  1. Almonds – rich in protein, magnesium, vitamin E, iron, calcium, fiber.

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  1. Lentils – it is a pulse that provides good amounts of fiber, magnesium, protein and potassium.

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  1. Oatmeal – Oats contain complex carbohydrates, as well as water-soluble fiber. These slow down digestion and help stabilize levels of blood glucose. Oatmeal is also a good source of folate and potassium.

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People can make oatmeal from rolled or ground oats. Coarse or steel-cut oats contain more fiber than instant varieties.

 

  1. Wheat germ – is the part of wheat that grows into a plant. It is essentially the embryo of a seed. Germ, along with bran, is a by-product of milling. Refining cereals often removes the germ and bran content.

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It contains vital nutrients like – Fiber, vitamin E, Folic Acid, Thiamin, Zinc, essential fatty acids

 

  1. Broccoli – provides good amounts of fiber, calcium, potassium, folate, and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are compounds that reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.

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Broccoli also provides essential antioxidants such as vitamin C and beta-carotene. In fact, a single half-cup serving of broccoli can provide around 85% of a person’s daily vitamin C value.

 

  1. Apples – are an excellent source of antioxidants, which combat free radicals. Free radicals are damaging substances that the body generates. They cause undesirable changes in the body and may contribute to chronic conditions, as well as the ageing process.

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  1. Blueberries – provide substantial amounts of fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. Unlike minerals and vitamins, phytonutrients are not essential for survival. However, they may help prevent disease and maintain vital bodily functions.

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Blueberries help protect against cognitive decline, which may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. They also can help prevent cardiovascular disease, reduce obesity and certain metabolic risk factors.

 

  1. Avocados – provide healthful fats, as well as protein, B vitamins, vitamin K, and vitamin E. Avocados are also a good source of fiber.

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In one of the 2018 review, avocados increased levels of high-density lipoprotein, or “good,” cholesterol. This type of cholesterol removes more harmful cholesterol from the bloodstream.

 

  1. Leafy green vegetables – Spinach is an example of a leafy green with antioxidant content, especially when it is raw, steamed, or very lightly boiled. It is a good source of – vitamin A, B-6, C, E and K, selenium, niacin, zinc, phosphorous, copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, betaine and iron

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  1. Sweet potatoes – Sweet potatoes provide dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, and potassium.

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The Center for Science in the Public Interest compared the nutritional value of sweet potatoes with that of several other vegetables. Sweet potatoes ranked number one for their vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium, protein, and complex carbohydrate content.

 

Balance and moderation is the key to better living. Every body type is different, hence only you can find your optimum levels of each food you require to stay healthy. Along with food, always remember to keep yourself hydrated with H2O as it helps in cleansing your system, maintaining the optimal body temperature and transporting nutrients.

Eat raw, Eat right, Stay tight!

Jai-shri-Krishna
Krishna