What is a Satvic diet?
What does Satvic Means?
I became of yoga teacher after training in India earlier this year. I received many classes about anatomy and nutrition that are called Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge)
Indeed 5,000 years ago some sages in India developed Ayurveda. They studied what could be the behavior and patterns that can help to live a long and healthy life. They came up with simple routines, diet, and behaviors that anyone can incorporate in their daily life, such as sleeping and waking up early, eating well and meditating.
The sleeping and meditating routines are quite straightforward, but what does eating well means?
The origin of the word
Satvic is a word derived from sattva (सत्त्व) which is a Sanskrit word. Sattva is a complex concept in Indian philosophy and means pure, nature, vital, clean, honest.
As a result, anything can be satvic, from the thoughts in our head, the activities we perform, the people we meet, and more importantly, the food we eat.
Eating satvic food means eating food that is alive. The ones that come from nature.
Doing so, you will increase the duration of your life, and it will give strength, health, happiness, and satisfaction.
What is Satvic Food?
These foods are fresh, wholesome (unprocessed, unrefined), juicy (water-rich), freshly cooked & lightly seasoned.
It can be fresh fruits such as melons, oranges, papaya, mangos but also vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, spinach, coriander also whole fats such as coconut, soaked nuts & seeds and whole grains like brown rice
A plant-based diet
It is similar to a plant-based diet during which you eat food that is unrefined and minimally processed.
This means pure, unadulterated ingredients that are in their original form.⠀
These foods are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals and provide an abundance of nutrients for your body.⠀
Following a plant-based lifestyle doesn't necessarily mean entirely avoiding animal products like a vegan or vegetarian.
For plant-based eaters, animal proteins can happily fit into the lifestyle, yet they serve as more of a supporting role to your veggies and whole grains.
Are you ready to get into the satvic movement?