A HEALTHY WAY OF LIVING
By Aditi Gaur
Food has the ability to energize, detox, stimulate and nourish. Better put by a wise Himalayan sage, “We have the power to convert food into poison and we have the power to convert food into nectar”.
Hence it’s important for us to make better choices when we choose what to put into our systems. I’ve noticed that people take better care of what they add to their homes than they do to what they put into their mouths! Knowing that your ability to think, ideate, grow and evolve is directly linked to how you nourish yourself will perhaps also help you in making the right choices.
Eating fresh, unprocessed, unrefined foods is a wonderful way to nourish yourself. Eating seasonally available produce is a time-tested and effective way to give yourself a wide variety of essential nutrients needed by the body. Becoming mindful of what your body is truly needing also enables us to give it what it needs to work optimally. A good example of this is the body’s natural need for hot foods in winter and cooler substitutes in summer.
If you enjoy chocolate like me, you have the option of making a healthy chocolate mousse (without any refined sugar but only by using a natural sweetener like honey which has many healing and nutritional benefits in your health processor within minutes by only using a few ingredients. If you like eating ice cream, you can use the recipe I have shared in the desserts section to create something genuinely healthy and nutritious (yes ice-creams can be nutritious too!). If you love that creamy alfredo pasta sauce, you will find an interesting (and healthy) take on alfredo sauce in this book as well. And there is no telling how much more you can develop these recipes and turn them into your own by mixing and adding whatever tickles your fancy. If you’d like to add a little more spice or flavoring to any of these recipes, please go ahead and do so. Like I said, make it your own.