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Food rules for those who want to follow a Yogic diet

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01/8Dos and don’ts of Yogic diet!

With intention, conviction, and dedication, introducing yoga into your life allows achieving a union with body and mind. A Yogic Diet is suggested to you to imbibe as you begin to enter the meditative and calming world of Yoga. Just how you obsess over following the right posture for yoga asanas, remember that eating a healthy diet is also crucial. It is believed that the mind and food are related to each other, so the type of food you consume has an immediate effect on the mind. Following a yogic diet is as important as yoga practice. Here are some food rules that a yoga practitioner should follow.

02/8Sattvik food

Sattvik food
Sattvic food is considered the purest form of diet. It is believed that Sattvic food is suitable for those who follow a yoga regime. It helps in nourishing the body and helps maintain a peaceful state. You stay calm and your body gets purified. Fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, and milk are some examples of sattvik food. Yogis only follow the Sattvik way of eating.

03/8Good fat

Good fat
The yogic diet should include ghee, coconut oil, and soaked nuts or seeds and it is incomplete without them. They are really nutritious for our bodies. Moreover, they also heal the mind. The good fats improve memory as well as brain health.


Yogic diet includes detoxifying your body. Drinking lemon water on an empty stomach in the yogic diet eliminates the toxins, acids and wakes up all the chakras in the body.

05/8Plant-based food

Plant-based food
Physical and emotional strength is what plant food gives to us and is consumed under a yogic diet. Moreover, cooked food is given less importance as its fibre, nutrients and enzymes are destroyed to quite an extent. The method of sprouting is given more importance under the yogic diet plan.

06/8Non-vegetarian and processed food

Non-vegetarian and processed food
The consumption of food like meat, fish, eggs, fried foods, alcohol is condemned. This is because animal protein contains too much uric acid and other toxins. Some get eliminated but rest get deposited in the tissues and joints. This can lead to arthritis and cancer. Hence, they prefer eating high-quality protein, which is obtained from legumes, green leafy vegetables, and dairy products.

07/8Free from chemicals

Free from chemicals
The yogic diet should be free from stimulants and chemicals. You must refrain from food that is microwaved, genetically modified, canned, or processed. These foods can divert your attention and may hinder your yoga regime.

08/8Fast for one day in a week

Fast for one day in a week
Choose one day to fast in a week. You can try fruits and whatever foods you choose, to purify the mind and body.
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