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What is Sattvic diet?

Bhagvad Gita guidelines on Diet & Gunas

There is a lot of interest on the impact sattvic bhojan can have on our wellness and well-being. Rightly so, as the food we eat influences our thought processes and nature and vice versa. The Chhāndogya Upaniṣhad emphasises on eating sattvic bhojan since eating such foods purifies the mind and becomes part of our pure consciousness. “āhāra śhuddhau sattva śhuddhiḥ” (7.26.2) People with pure minds prefer pure, sattvic bhojan.  

Bhagavad Gita 17.7 mention importance of diet Krishna explains Arjuna- The food preference is mainly of three types; the same is true for the sacrifice, austerity, and charity they are inclined toward. Now pay attention about their distinctions.

Review, Food Lists, and Menu

Many people who practice yoga favor the Sattvic diet given its roots in Ayurveda, a medicinal system that originated in India over 5,000 years ago (1Trusted Source).

Followers of the Sattvic diet primarily consume nutritious foods, including fresh produce and nuts, which is why this diet may lead to a number of health benefits. However, it’s quite restrictive, and many healthy foods are off-limits.

This article covers everything you need to know about the Sattvic diet, including its associated health benefits and potential downsides, foods to eat and avoid, and a 3-day sample menu.

Diet Review Scorecard

At Healthline, diets are scored on a scale of 1 to 5 by a dietitian. The overall score is calculated based on the performance of the diet in each subcategory.

  • Overall score: 2.66
  • Weight loss: 2.5
  • Healthy eating: 2.75
  • Sustainability: 2.75
  • Whole body health: 3
  • Nutrition quality: 3
  • Evidence based: 2

Who is the Sattvic diet for?

The Sattvic diet may be a good choice for people who are dedicated to following Ayurvedic principles.

It’s a plant-based diet that is more complicated and cuts out more foods than more liberal plant-based eating patterns, such as pescatarianlacto-ovo vegetarian (a diet that includes eggs and dairy but is otherwise vegetarian), and whole-foods plant-based (WFPB) diets.

Because the Sattvic diet is based on Ayurvedic principles, people following it don’t eat many animal-based foods, such as meat, fish, eggs, and poultry. The diet also cuts a few plant foods, including garlic and onion.

All of these animal- and plant-based foods provide important nutrients (3Trusted Source).

Although the Sattvic diet is most popular among people who follow Ayurvedic principles, anyone can follow it. However, less restrictive diets may be a better choice for those who are looking to reap and sustain the health benefits of plant-based diets.

In addition, this diet may not be adequate for the nutritional needs of people who are pregnant or nursing.

Satvic Food Philosophy

The first step towards health is understanding what to eat. Eating healthy does not have to be complicated. It’s so simple & easy! All we have to do is stop eating man-made products and get back to what Mother Nature designed us to eat – fruits, vegetables, greens, sprouts, nuts & seeds. 

In our YouTube videos, we have thoroughly explained 4 food principles (of eating living, wholesome, water-rich, plant-based food). These food principles come straight from our scriptures – The Bhagavad Gita & The Essene Gospel of Peace. They are timeless and applicable for anyone wanting to live a healthy, happy & disease-free life. 

Take out the toxins from your body

Detoxification is as important as knowing what to eat. Most of us have many years of undigested waste sitting inside our bodies. When we eat processed, denatured food, it does not digest and exit from our body. It accumulates inside our intestines in the form of toxins.

The root cause of all chronic diseases – thyroid, PCOD, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease is the accumulation of toxins inside the body. If we want to permanently get rid of these diseases from the root, we must cleanse our body from inside.

In our YouTube video, we have explained three powerful steps to detox the body – 16 hour fasting, wet pack & ene