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.
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Thank you for this detailed and informative post. I had no idea that cooking in earthenware was part of a Sattwik Diet.
An excellent post packed with information. Our ancestors had honed diets and styles of living based on the climate and our physiology. We are moving away from these diets and methods of cooking for a more "time-intensive" style. No wonder, hypertension and diabetes are prevalent in epidemic proportions now.
I found this very interesting because I wasn't aware that sattvic lifestyle meant more than vegetarianism. I was introduced to intermittent fasting 2 years ago and I can vouch for its efficacy in helping one lose fat. Will try to incorporate cucumber juice in the mornings.
I'm hesitant to try earthenware because of the maintenance involved and also due to the fact that I hire house help to cook some of our meals. Perhaps I could get a few earthenware pieces just for myself.
Sattvik lifestyle is very interesting and if someone can religiously maintain this, can stay fit and healthy throughout the life. Honestly speaking, maintaining sattvik lifestyle is a bit difficult though. Let's try to motivate myself and start with.
Very useful and interesting post. Satvik diet and lifestyle maybe difficult to follow but in a long run it definitely helps us. Using earthenware is very important part of it though maintaining earthenware is little difficult but still we should try it. Thanks for sharing this informative post.
Since last 2 year me n hubby strongly need this Satvik Diet. But being a non vegetarians it is quite difficult to us have Satvik diet. Though we try to consume lots of fruits and detox.
Loved reading about the Satvik diet. It's not just about the food we eat but the lifestyle we follow. Got to learn a lot of new things, thanks for the article.
This is really very interesting. Sattvik lifestyle is basically a simpler lifestyle where we are connected with our body and our surroundings. Food is just one part of it.
Interesting post. Full of information. Sattvik is a very ancient term and a way of living.
I always thought that Sattvik is just about food. I had no clue about the entire lifestyle around it. I am also running a sort of experiment that includes vegetarianism for 30 days (yes this would be the first time ever since I have gained consciousness). This post gave me a lot of motivation to not fall back.
As a vegetarian i had thought that Sattvik was all about food. This post throws so much light on the entire lifestyle.
Sattwik lifestyle is great to follow. YOu have shared detailed info about it. I have been leading a sattvik life for many years now. But except the fasting and the juice I do everything else.
Very well explained! Nonetheless it is not easy for all to follow sattvik lifestyle but we should try to incorporate as much as we can from this in our lifestyle.
I completely agree with your post.Thank you for all the info. I am following most of these and specially - I love my Detox drink everyday on empty stomach.
The lifestyle you have mentioned is the key to live life happily. This removes toxins from your body and 16 hours fasting fills your body with energy. Quite informative post.
Very informative post. The way you explained it is great. Sattvik is a very ancient process and a great way to live your life.
Very insightful post. Changing the lifestyle to sattvic traditions does have great benefits
Oh this is not what I have expected for satvic diet. This information is new to me and I really found this very helpful. Thanks for sharing this.
Yes Sattvic lifestyle and food always help in maintaining good health.
Such an informative post. Thanks for sharing this valuable information. Since I am a non-vegetarian, focusing on the veggies part will be difficult for me. Hopefully, I will get there soon.
I have recently been diagnosed with major food allergies, and in effect the dietary changes I'm being forced to make incorporate many elements of a satvik lifestyle. Thanks for sharing your experience, it helps to read about your positive experience.
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