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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).