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
-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.