Many yogis also included the yogic principle of ahimsa (nonviolence/noninjury) in their dietetic choices, by choosing to be vegan or vegetarian.
In the morning breakfast meal is recommended to intake a lot of carbohydrates.
They are slowly absorbed by the body and have more energy supplies.
From the foods rich in carbohydrates the ideal are whole grain breads and pastas.
Oats are full of fiber, which improves digestion and make you fuller, and rich in proteins.
Breakfast is also great combined with various seeds or nuts because they contain high-quality fat.
According to the Indian art of cooking there was a whole science about the impact of food on the body.
With proper cooking and seasoning you can help the body and mind to maintain healthy, get rid of fatigue and stress, improve immunity and concentration.
How to prepare yogic breakfast
This Morning meal can be prepared so that in a small bowl you will put:
- 2 tablespoons of oat flakes or wheat (which you previously put to soak in water overnight or boil in the morning for 5 minutes)
- 1 tablespoon ground flax
- 1 tablespoon sesame
- 1 tablespoon ground walnuts or almonds
- little raisins, cranberries or other dried fruits
- 1 tablespoon honey
- spices such as cinnamon (optional)
- To this mixture, top up a little hot water, just so you can stir ingredients or wants almond, soy or other milk.
This meal, which is called yogic breakfast will give you a lot of energy, essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
The benefits of yogic breakfast
Nuts improve the functioning of the heart and blood vessels, but also increases the level of serotonin, which helps to better cope with depression and anxiety.
They are also rich in fiber, copper, folate.
Walnuts contains the daily need of minerals since they contain magnesium, zinc, sulfur , phosphorus, iodine, unsaturated fatty acids and vitamins.
Almonds are rich in calcium .
Hazelnuts are rich in vitamin C, calcium and iron, and are recommended for the removal of heartburn.
From fresh fruits, grapes are the richest in carbohydrates, so it provides a substantial daily amount of energy.
It contains protective substances such as resveratrol, and red grapes contains isoflavones.
Only certain varieties of grapes are dried to obtain raisins that were richer in nutrients. Raisins are great for improving blood count and hemoglobin levels.
Wheat has great nutritional properties and is one of the best sources of primary protein.
This cereal contains everything necessary for life - proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
From the most essential minerals containing phosphorus (50%) and potassium (20-30%), followed by iron, magnesium and calcium, and is therefore good against exhaustion and mood change, strengthens the immune system, promotes the growth and development of the organism.
Honey is a mixture of a number of organic acids, amino acids, enzymes, pollen grains, essential oils, flavonoids, vitamins and minerals in smaller quantities.
The darker color, the more minerals.
It also has a high glucose content (34%) and fructose (41%), so that a good food brain and heart, producing glycogen stores in the liver.
This food is easily digested high-calorie food, and therefore is the ultimate source of energy.
It is especially suitable for athletes, and is a healthy alternative to white sugar!
When you wake up its recommended to drink water and fresh juices
A warm lemon drink first thing in the morning to kick start the digestion and flush out the toxins from the night. Hydrating first thing in the morning, gives you an energising start to the day.
A fresh fruit and vegetable juice will give you a nutritional boost plus the water content allows easier absorption. Try apple, orange, celery and cucumber or carrot, apple, beet root, celery and a piece of ginger. Any of your favourite combinations work, just be conscious not to add too much fruit. High water content vegetables like celery and cucumber are a great way to water the sugar content down but still giving you taste and nutrition.