From Dr. Ameen Noorul,
While the uncertainties of the time we are going through can never be discussed and despised enough, the world is preparing to celebrate another International Yoga Day on June 21st under the motto “Yoga for Wellbeing”. Given how much humanity is currently at risk in the fight against a pandemic, there couldn’t be a better theme for the global event. Because if the last year and a half has taught us something, it is not only a constant pain for our lives, but also the recognition of the importance of holistic wellbeing.
When we talk about holistic wellbeing, we are referring to the general health aspects of a person, including their physical, mental, and spiritual health. In this case, embracing the goodness of yoga as part of your lifestyle is similar to subscribing to a 360-degree view of your health that encompasses all interrelated aspects, including the body, mind, psyche, and spirit. In this case, embracing the goodness of yoga as part of your lifestyle is similar to subscribing to a 360-degree view of your health that encompasses all interrelated aspects, including the body, mind, psyche, and spirit. Having the right balance of body, mind and spirit through practicing asanas, pranayamas, mudras, bandhs, shat-karmas and meditation has been shown to have miraculous effects in achieving true holistic wellbeing.
When it comes to holistic wellbeing, however, we know that it is not enough to just practice the most effective yoga postures. We need a holistic diet to conserve energy while boosting our immunity and being in the best of health. But what exactly is holistic nutrition?
Holistic nutrition is something that consists of healthy foods that are as close to their natural state as possible for optimal health and wellbeing. Holistic nutrition is referred to as unrefined, unprocessed, organic, and locally grown whole foods. It is a lifestyle approach in which everything is only consumed after carefully weighing all possible aspects and is only eaten to meet health requirements.
Main principles of holistic wellness holistic nutrition
Consumption of natural foods, including unprocessed, whole organic foods, forms the basis of a holistic, nutritious diet. Anyone who leads a holistic lifestyle should be aware of the most important principles to consider before adopting holistic eating plans. However, if you’re new to this journey of a lifetime, check out and stick to the following list of principles for making sustainable changes to your eating plan:
Raw and whole foods: It couldn’t be easier. Food is found in its rawest form in this type of food. From apple to banana, orange, or any fruit or vegetable you like, all you have to do is grab one and bite it. This is exactly how nature ate our meals.
Go Organic: The clear ideology of this rule is to avoid chemicals in your food that can range from pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, antibiotics, and hormones in your area by choosing organic options as much as possible. The best thing about organic is that the food is much tastier and more nutritious than conventionally produced.
Drink water: Staying hydrated should always be on your top priority list in a day. There is nothing revolutionary about drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day to promote good digestion and health. With this in mind, you should definitely avoid drinking soda, alcohol, and all kinds of beverages containing caffeine.
Say goodbye to those with a sweet tooth: Stay away from sweets whenever possible, because the refined and artificial sweeteners used to make these sweet treats may taste heavenly, but their negative effects are not worth the suffering. It might be difficult at first, but try replacing them with naturally sweet alternatives like stevia, organic honey, fruit and see the difference.
Rely on Healthy Fats: As much as they are loathed, healthy fats are an important part of a sufficiently nutritious diet. Use a moderate amount of extra virgin olive oil or flaxseed oil to prepare your meal. You can also use organic rapeseed or coconut oil for cooking on a high flame.
We are at the end of this and we can state that in 2021 we can almost unilaterally agree to the fact that the world today is overwhelmed with chronically high levels of stress and fatigue due to our unchecked nutrient consumption. malnutrition, exposure to harmful chemicals through air, water, and even personal care products on a daily basis. To survive in this wilderness the best bet we have right now is a holistic lifestyle made up of healthy practices like yoga, meditation, and organic foods that not only keep you physically and mentally strong, but also bring holistic wellness for the environment around you.
(Author is Naturopath, Organic India. Views expressed are personal and do not reflect the official position or policies of Financial Express Online.)
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