Meditation and Nutrition
Updated: Jul 14, 2020
In todays hustle & bustle of daily life meditation is vital regardless of whether you are a spiritual person or not.
Fun Fact: Meditation has been integral part of many religion and was first spoken of in written form in 1500 BC in #India.
You body thrives for state of balance .Our body thrives on complete #nutrition in order to function at an optimal level. If it is dealing with any nutrition deficiency, it can be much harder for body to gain mental clarity and reach that zen state.
It is important to have a healthy diet and fuelling your body for more mindful #meditation.
1.Boast Your Body With Healthy Fats:
The human brain is mostly made up of fat and relies on getting enough of the right fats in order to run effectively.
Boosting your intake of healthy fats gives the brain what it needs so that it can perform at a higher level.
The fats that are required by the brain include saturated, monounsaturated, cholesterol, omega-3, and omega-6. Some of the healthiest and tastiest foods are full of good fats.
Try adding a variety of healthy fat foods to your diet, such as avocados, tahini, pumpkin seeds, coconut oil, organic ghee, walnuts etc.
2. In Cooperate Fermented Food In Your Diet
In Nutrition, we understand that the gut and the brain are intrinsically connected; now the gut micro biome is finally starting to receive the attention it deserves in regards to its affects on the brain and mental health.
When the bad bacteria in your gut outnumber the good, your digestion can become compromised. This can lead to poor digestion and, ultimately, a loss of its systematic integrity.
When you’re not absorbing your nutrients, your mind is at a loss for the nutrition it needs to be optimally fired up.
The good news is that you can replenish the good bacteria in your gut by eating more fermented foods. These are foods that contain these beneficial bacteria and aid in rebuilding a healthy gut.
Start simple and try adding some of these to your diet: sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, kefir, and miso.
3. Eliminate Sugar From Your Diet
Too much sugar can be totally draining — both physically and spiritually. We often equate sweets with love, creating an additional layer to the emotional component to our eating habits.
In excess, sugar can lead to mental fatigue, nervousness, hyperactivity, anxiety, and depression —> all more of a reason to reduce how much sugar you take in.
It’s best to completely eliminate all refined sugars, such as white sugar, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Instead, focus on using small amounts natural sugars like raw honey, stevia or maple syrup.
Tips for getting off the sugar:
*Drink plenty of green vegetable smoothies and juices to help keep the body mineralised and energised.
*Add a fruit to your diet to curb your sugar cravings.
* Keep yourself hydrated
* Have healthy fats in first half of your day like chia seeds, almonds, ghee etc.
Meditation is something everyone can do to improve his or her mental and emotional health.
You can do it anywhere, without special equipment or memberships.
Trying out a style of mediation suited to your goals is a great way to improve your quality of life, even if you only have a few minutes to do it each day and eating right kind of nutritious food will help you optimise your levels.