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The Diet section of my YOGA page will be a resource for all things related to Diet.

Proper Diet from http://www.sivananda.org/teachings/diet/diet.html

Proper diet is one of the 5 fundamental points of Yoga as taught by Swami Vishnu-devananda founder/Guru of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers.

The yogic diet is a vegetarian one, consisting of pure, simple, natural foods which are easily digested and promote health. Simple meals aid the digestion and assimilation of foods. Nutritional requirements fall under five categories: protein, carbohydrates, minerals, fats and vitamins. One should have a certain knowledge of dietetics in order to balance the diet. Eating foods first-hand from nature, grown in fertile soil (preferably organic, free from chemicals and pesticides) will help ensure a better supply of these nutritional needs. Processing, refining and overcooking destroy much food value.

Any change in diet should be made gradually. Start by substituting larger portions of vegetables, grains, seeds and nuts until finally all flesh products have been completely eliminated from the diet.

The Yogic diet will help you attain a high standard of health, keen intellect and serenity of mind. To really understand the Yogic approach to diet one has to get familiar with the concept of the 3 Gunas or qualities of nature.

In the unmanifested Universe, energy has three qualities, known as:Gunas, that exist together in equilibrium:Sattva (purity);Rajas (activity, passion, process of change) Tamas (darkness, inertia).

Links

Simplifying Fats: Good Fats/Bad Fats --An article demystifying fats By: Denis Faye

Whey protein: Why we all need it.

Cnn Article: Farmed salmon more contaminated than wild

Yogi Tea, Green Teas

Check out this Whole Foods link. This is a nutrition facts guide but check out the whole site. Whole foods has an assortment of great organic food.

American Nutrition

Nutrition.gov

Mypyramid.gov

10 Tips To Healthy Eating

1. Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods.


2. Enjoy plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables.


3. Maintain a healthy weight.


4. Eat moderate portions.


5. Eat regular meals.


6. Reduce, don't eliminate certain foods.


7. Balance your food choices over time.


8. Know your diet pitfalls.


9. Make changes gradually.


10. Remember, foods are not good or bad.

10 Tips in more detail here.

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