Eating is an agricultural act - Wendell Berry

Thursday, April 01, 2010

3 diet tips + 1 bonus

1. drink 2 glasses of water first thing in the morning after waking up. even before brushing.
please do not trust the toothpaste ads. the saliva in the morning is very alkaline and is useful in neutralising the acid build up in the stomach. and more importantly, it has gazillions of beneficial enzymes & microbes which is best sent back into our system.

2. eat dinner by 7 PM.

3. use jaggery (do not use sugar in any form) for all required sweetening (including tea and coffee). sugar is manufactured by a process which extracts only the sweet part of sugarcane and discards a decent amount of minerals. and the gross part is that the decolorisation (from brown to white) involves charcoal made with bone (sometimes human).
amongst jaggery versions, use the dark brown coloured ones. some manufacturers use detergents (like surf/ariel) and/or hydrogen peroxide for bleaching.

the above should keep away/control diabetes, blood pressure situations and healthify your heart.

4. BONUS - No drinking of water up to 1 hour after eating. Since digestion is 'agni' and also you don't dilute/disturb when the metabolism is at its peak.

all tips courtesy my friend - Ananthu - from the epic Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita - a epic tome on Ayurveda from 500AD by Vagbhata.

keep tuned out here for more such tips.
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Krupakar said...

Bones!! Seems like we can't do a single thing in the modern world without messing something up somewhere. Switching to jaggery now...but what happens to all the cakes, biscuits, sweets I consume? Hopeless situation really.

Ananthoo said...

a modification:on item1, its alkaline is a fact but more important is that it has lotsa beneficial enzymes & microbes too which is why its important to do before brushing.

an addition: apart from the 3 points one important item to add would be that No drinking of water up to 1 hour after food, always. Since digestion is 'agni' and also u dont dilute/disturb when the metabolism is at its peak.

csm said...

thanks ananthu - have made the changes to the blogpost itself.

krups - stay off them mate.
read my earlier post on pollan and his latest book with eating tips.

SurveySan said...

good to know.

found more deails on #1 here: