The basic reason why we eat is the regeneration of our cells and the perpetuation of life. Ok, yes, also because it is fun, nice and pleasant, even more when the foods that we put in our mouths are full of vital force. This is why in today´s post you will find a list of the autumn foods that carry the most pranic density.
Yogic nutrition recommends that our eating habits are the highest in prana possible. Prana is the essential energy present in all that exists, from a star´s atom to the bite of a crunchy apple. The most processed that a food is or the furthest away from the natural chain, the least amount of prana that it will hold. Generally, when we think about the vital energy of foods, we should always remember the three keys: may our food be SIMPLE, LOCAL and ORGANIC, so then we can play with the bounty of delicious ingredients that Earth gives us. This Autumn fill your life with:
➵ Vegetables: broccoli, sweet potatoes, pumpkins and squashes, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, potatoes, beets, mushrooms
➵ Fruit: avocados, pomegranates, tangerines, cranberries, apples, pears, grapefruit
➵ Herbs: rosemary, thyme, parsley, oregano, chives
➵ Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, chestnuts, walnuts, pinenuts
➵ Spices: cumin, turmeric, coriander seeds, fresh ginger
➵ Healthy fats: extra virgin olive oil, ghee (not for vegans)
Additionally, it is time to takeout the stewing pots and to eat with the spoon. We should give a lot importance to soups, stews and velvety vegetable dishes. Allow them to cook with care and love, the more creamy, the better. These not only warm up the body, they are also a loving hug for the mind-heart.
If the foundation of your diet is raw foods, know that you can also prepare creamy and delicious soups with the blender, just make sure that they rest for a while before eating them and if you warm them up, the temperature should not go higher than 42ºC.
Be very kind to yourself this season, stay warm and enjoy fully the autumn´s prana.
aham prema – we are love