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Vedic rules for healthy eating

Ведические правила здорового питания

Manu or Manu (Sanskrit.) - The title, which in the texts of Hinduism is called the progenitor of the human race. Manu is also the first king to rule the earth and the only person saved by Vishnu from the Flood (see Matsya). Manu have great piety and wisdom.

Manu-smriti (Sanskrit), also known as Manu-samhita, Manava-dharmashastra (Sanskr) and the Laws of Manu - a monument of ancient Indian law, ancient Indian collection of religious, moral and legal regulations, attributed to the tradition of the legendary progenitor of humanity - Manu. It is one of the nineteen dharma-shastras that are included in the smriti literature.

These rules are given in the Manu Samhita. People in Vedic civilization knew these rules and followed them.

  1. Never eat without hunger. This means that if this rule is not followed, the food remains undigested, and the food that is not digested is poisonous to the body.
  2. Never eat with fatigue, anger, irritation, fear. For any emotions, there is a violation of Agni and Prana circulation in the stomach and intestines, so the food turns into poison.
  3. Before eating, rinse your mouth, eyes, wash your feet with cold water, and even better take a full bath.
  4. Eating should be facing east, but not north, because if we take food to the north, west, then the energy leaves us, and Ojas decreases in the body.
  5. Food should be cooked with love. Food should be prepared for God, and after offering it to God, one can eat oneself. Therefore, food should always be cooked in a good mood with a pleasant mindset, then the food will be easily digested. If the food is cooked by you in a bad mood, in a state of irritation, anger, anxiety and despondency, such food should not be offered to God, because it is cooked without love for it, such food will not bring you any benefit either. The mentality with which food was prepared would make it equally poor quality, and therefore such food is also considered unclean and poisonous.
  6. Food needs to be taken when the right nostril is working, so tells us Ayurveda. If the right nostril does not work when eating, it is necessary to breathe through the right nostril, closing the left nostril. When the left nostrils work, the digestive fire is weakened, so the food will be poorly digested. In order to earn the right nostril, you can lie on your left side.
  7. Before taking food, you should always pray, because eating is a sacred process. And therefore, when we read a prayer, we are psychologically adjusted.
  8. Food offered to God is “prasad”. You need to put on your plate exactly as much as you can eat. Prasad can not be thrown away, so you need to eat everything that is on your plate. If there are animals, then the rest of the prasadam can be given to them. You cannot shift Prasad from a plate to a plate so that family members eat up leftover food for someone. It is necessary to use metal utensils, it is considered clean and does not transmit karma. Each family member should have their own dishes. This rule should be carried out on a daily basis, and not only when one of the family members is ill.
  9. Before you eat yourself, you need to feed others. Earlier, in ancient Vedic times, there was a custom for family people, when prasadam was cooked, the owners went outside and offered food to the hungry.
  10. To improve digestion, it is recommended to chew ginger with a slice of lemon and a pinch of salt before eating; this will give a signal to the stomach so that the digestive glands can work.
  11. You can not talk while eating. Empty talk disperses energy and degrades air circulation.
  12. The teeth are given to us not for decoration, but for thorough chewing of food, therefore, food should be chewed carefully, and not swallowed quickly. Food should be taken calmly. If you are in a hurry, it will be better for you if you skip a meal rather than eat it.
  13. Food should affect all 5 sense organs, it should be pleasing to the eye, it should amuse our heart, it should be beautiful in appearance and exude a pleasant aroma.
  14. Never eat food that exudes an unpleasant odor, or food that is cooked more than 3.5 hours ago. If food was offered to God, then it can be stored for more than 3.5 hours.
  15. After eating, you should rinse your mouth, wash your feet with cold water, rinse your eyes with cold water.
  16. Immediately after eating you can not sleep. You can sleep after a meal in an hour and a half. In general, Ayurveda does not recommend sleeping during the day, because This leads to the weakening of all processes in the body, and sleep does not contribute to the absorption of food, because slows the flow of Prana in the body. A small sleep of 15-20 minutes is recommended only for the constitution of Vata, since she is the most restless nature. Also, if you are tired, you can rest for 15-20 minutes before eating, you need to lie on the left side of the body, this will increase the digestive fire and open the right nostril.
  17. Do not eat sour fruits at night and do not drink fermented milk products.
  18. Never eat before sunrise and after sunset, especially at dusk.
  19. You can not snack between meals and eat while standing.
  20. If you want to lose weight, then drink water before a meal, if you want to save weight, then drink water during a meal. But do not get carried away in this way, because it weakens digestion.

Proper nutrition - nutrition of ALL

Why do people eat a lot? Because they are trying to satisfy their hunger. No, not physical hunger. They are trying to satisfy their entire hunger. But this can not be done by filling your stomach with various rubbish. How can you satisfy hunger for true Love, hunger for Divine Light, hunger for communication with Those who understand you, etc., eating enough to eat material food? No You have to understand that you are actually starving even when you are lying on the sofa in front of the TV with your stomachs stretched to incredible sizes.

At the same time, the true food that will satisfy you is always nearby. It is only necessary to remove the veil of limitation from your consciousness.