Energy from Food
Ayurveda explains that we get much of our energy from the foods we eat. And we can maximize the energy we receive by following a few simple guidelines.
-Eat in a relaxed atmosphere for the best digestion. Preferably not in front of the TV, or while talking on the phone or trying to conduct business. It’s best to sit at a table, rather than stand. And don’t try to eat while driving.
-Eat the freshest foods possible. This means eating locally grown foods, and foods that are freshly cooked, rather than foods that have been canned or frozen.
-Foods that are high in energy include fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. Almonds, cashews and walnuts are excellent sources of protein, and are more digestible if they are soaked or cooked before eating.
-Eat a variety of foods, to satisfy all six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent) and prevent food “boredom.”
-Avoid caffeine, which is energy draining. Instead, choose drinks that clear toxins from the body, including pure water and herbal teas.