Ayurveda, the more than 5,000 year old system of science and healing classifies food into sattvic, rajasic and tamasic categories.
According to Bhagavad Gita, sattvic food gives life, purity, strength, health, joy, and cheerfulness.
Food that is fresh and pure is known to have prana or positive energy in it. And sattvic food is known to be full of prana and life giving properties. When food is cooked with fresh ingredients with love, the prana quotient in the food increases. Like wise if the food is cooked by someone who is upset, the prana in the food is reduced. And this is just one aspect of the sattvic food philosophy.
Sattvic food is always freshly made and along with the body it also nourishes the mind. Sattvic food has many health inducing properties. Fresh fruits, dry fruits, grains and legumes like rice and dal, milk and milk products are all examples of sattvic foods.
Eating sattvic food promotes the three necessary ingredients for vitality ojas (responsible for overall health, energy, immunity and liveliness) tejas (intelligence) and prana (energy levels).
Food cooked according to the principles of sattva guna is devoid of meat, fish, eggs, alcohol, onions and garlic. Vegetables, fruits, grains, milk and milk products play a major role in Sattvic cuisine.
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