Health is wealth and we all want to have a healthy body and healthy mind.
But the most important question is "How "
In this post, I will try to explain how easy it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
It's not rocket science, it's a habit and we just need to make a healthy lifestyle our habit.
Past few months I was studying Satvic Lifestyle and its benefits.
I read a lot about it, also watched some videos on Youtube on this topic.
So sharing what it is.
The word Sattvic means Pure Essence and Sattvic foods are thought to be pure and balanced.
Offering feelings of calmness, happiness, and mental clarity.
Sattvic lifestyle includes eating fresh vegetarian food, doing exercise and Yoga, doing intermittent fasting, etc.
The five main principles of Satvic Lifestyle are:
1. Eating Vegetarian
What we eat has a great impact on our health.
So eating healthy and eating the right food as per our age and medical condition is very important.
Sattvic lifestyle puts emphasis on eating a completely vegetarian diet and says NO to all non-vegetarian foods as much as possible.
One needs to include fresh fruits, vegetables in their diet.
A big No to all processed and packed food which we call junk food.
Replacing white sugar with dates & jaggery.
Replacing white flour with brown flour and white rice with brown rice.
2. Doing Intermittent fasting
Fasting has numerous health benefits.
It helps to cleanse our body.
Being a Muslim and keeping Roza every year, I was knowing this since childhood :)
Nowadays many practices intermittent fasting which is 16-hour fasting starting from evening till the next morning.
They suggest to take light dinner by early evening like maximum by 7 pm and then taking the next meal the next day by 11 am so that it makes a 16 hours gap.
This time period is required to cleanse the body, if we keep on eating frequently the body doesn't get sufficient time to do deep cleansing which results in the accumulation of toxins in the body, which are the main reasons for high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol in the body.
Our body needs time to cleanse itself.
3. Doing regular exercise
The deficiency of Vitamin D is very common these days and the reason is we are not spending time in the sun. We stay indoors, hooked to our gadgets and hectic lifestyles.
We need to spend some time outdoors, doing exercise in the fresh air and sun.
So sattvic lifestyle also puts emphasis on spending time outdoors and doing regular exercise as simple as a morning walk.
4. Taking Fresh Detox Juice in the morning
Sattvic lifestyle recommends taking fresh detox juice in the morning, this helps to cleanse the system
which I already mentioned ( how it helps to remove toxins from our body)
The two types of juice which they mention are:
* Ash Gourd Juice ( White Petha )
* Cucumber Juice
With the help of either juicer or blender, one can prepare this detox juice and have it before breakfast.
This helps to cleanse our system.
5. Cooking in Earthenware
They recommend cooking our food in earthenware, not in steel, aluminum, or nonstick utensils.
The reason being food cooked in these is not healthy and they lose their nutritional value, whereas foods cooked in earthenware are healthy and retain all nutrients.
My Opinion about Sattvic Lifestyle
Being a fitness freak and person with an obsession with a healthy lifestyle, I found it too interesting :)
I tried to follow all that they are recommending.
* Brought some earthenware and now cooking my veggies in it.
They taste much better than when cooked in aluminum utensils.
I use minimal oil in cooking and cook on low flame.
* Doing morning walk is my routine for ages, now I try to spend some more time in the sun :)
* By the grace of Almighty, I have a practice of doing fasting so doing intermittent fasting was not very tough for me.
* Have replaced my regular meals with fruits and salads many a time.
That makes me feel better.
* Keeping away from non-vegetarian food is a bit difficult as when you are cooking biryani & kebabs and not tasting it is :(
But still, I have managed to reduce my intake of non-veg food and now having more vegetarian food :)
After doing all this the reward is :
I have lost few kilos Yay :)
I feel better and happy :)
So I would recommend all to try this as much as possible.
The results will surely surprise you :)
Do share your opinion about my post in the comment section below.
( * Image source: Taken from Google)