The Science of Yoga has given us the understanding of the effects of food on our bodies, our mind, and our environment.
Tamasic Foods such as meat, fish, eggs, alcohol, preserved food and old, reheated food, makes us sluggish and lethargic. Rajasic food is excessively spicy food, which causes us to be restless and agressive. Rajasic qualities also arise from an excessive consumption of coffee or chocolate. Sattvic foods however, give rise to a balanced and harmonious sense of wellbeing in both body and mind. Sattvic food is found in a lacto-vegetarian, whole food diet which includes grains, vegetables, pulses, fruit, nuts, seeds, milk, and organic milk products. Vegetarian food detoxifies, cleans and purifies the body and increases our resistance to illness.
Healthy Vegetarian Cooking