Food is sacred! And so is your mind, body, and soul. These cannot be separated which is why there’s a connection between your constitution and the diet. Therefore, to shift your focus towards the pure and calming, satvik food comes into play and not tamasic which is stale and destructive.
What Is A Satvik Food Diet?
Organic and seasonal is what a satvik food diet includes and not just the elimination of grains. The foods that get to your place considering the satvik diet must be natural, pure, strengthening, energetic, wisely chosen and consciously consumed. These must balance your doshas and also be nourishing for the soul.
A satvik diet implies to being true, clean and vital both in terms of what you are eating and the eating habits. It all emphasizes on balancing your mind and body. The food is light, absorbable, grown above the ground and positively impacts your nervous system.
Basics Of A Satvik Meal
Satvik meals are fresh and nutrient-rich. They forbid the consumption of processed items, are prepared with affection and grown in absolute harmony. So, include the below-mentioned foods to your everyday diet and it’ll bring about a holistic alignment.
1. Ghee (Clarified Butter)
Cow’s milk ghee is of great importance in a satvik food diet. It promotes wholesome health and keeps you nourished inside out!
2. Honey – A Golden Elixir
Being an acceptable form of sweetener, use this satvik food item in place of white sugar, however in a moderate amount.
3. Energizing Herbs
It is in every ayurvedic diet that herbs and spices play an important role. They not only form the base for all your tasty meals but also provide healing properties to the mind and body. Some of the purest herbs in Ayurveda are:
Holy Basil: This popular herb has several medicinal properties to remove all toxins
Ashwagandha: One important herb that improves your concentration levels, reduce fatigue and alleviate everyday stress
Saffron: Kesar or saffron contains such properties that pacify all three doshas
Brahmi: It is an essential memory enhancer that also reduces anxiety
Vacha: It’s a potent muscle relaxant
4. Organic Fruits And Vegetables
Anything organic refers to a fertilizer or pesticide-free produce growing in a safe soil and is not modified. So, include fresh fruits and vegetables that are naturally grown and are harvested in accordance with the seasons.
Exclude garlic and onions for the simple reason that they induce anxiety and also produce an offensive odor in your body and breath.
5. Seeds, Nuts, And Oils
When you consume overnight soaked nuts and seeds, they become easier to digest. Include raw almonds, walnut, flaxseed and sesame seeds in your routine (not in their salted or roasted form). For oils, use coconut oil, sesame seed oil or cow’s milk ghee.
Note: Articles on Ayurvedum are solely for the purpose of sharing the goodness of Ayurveda and bringing awareness on natural and healthy living. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So, before using anything to treat yourself, always consult an Ayurveda doctor or practitioner.