We are what we eat! Why not eat healthy wholesome foods? Let us reinvent ourselves by eating good nutritious foods that have a positive effect on us. Our forefathers believed that food could be broadly categorised into three types - Sattvic - Pure foods, Rajasic - Pleasing or stimulating foods, Tamasic - The base foods.The type of food we eat affects our mind and body. Sattvic foods or the pure foods create positive vibrations. Indian women will greatly benefit from Sattvic foods. Before we go into the type of pure foods to be consumed, it is essential to know that fasting or starving oneself is not good for the mind and body.
Dried fruits are also good Sattvic foods. Dates are an excellent source of iron. Women can avail of dates to replenish iron in their system. Kishmish or dried grapes are good digestants. Almonds and hazelnuts are also Sattvic foods.
Yoghurt, curds or lassi are good sources of vitamins and minerals. Milk can also be had either as an accompaniment to breakfast or at night. Carbohydrates and proteins have to be combined to keep you energetic. This combination helps enhance the alertness of the mind. In cereals, wheat and brown rice are ideal. Rye and barley are also energy producing foods. Barley can be cooked with milk or added in buttermilk with a little sugar or salt. Honey is also excellent for the skin and the stomach. One special combination of Sattvic food that the ancients had was the moong dal kichidi or green gram dal mixed with cow`s ghee. This combination was eaten to help them meditate better. This was light on the stomach too. They were advised to have cow`s milk to make the system lighter as well. Sattvic food helps to keep the body healthy, the skin smooth without blemishes and enhances the body`s resistance. Do have plenty of Sattvic foods to make your body healthy.