Sadhguru Tips: Renowned spiritual leader Sadhguru has offered valuable insights into dietary choices, suggesting that avoiding certain foods can significantly impact your overall well-being. Here are the four common foods he recommends avoiding for a healthier and more dynamic life:
Sadhguru advises against excessive consumption of tuberous vegetables like potatoes and radishes. These vegetables can lead to the generation of gas in the lower abdomen, disrupting the proper functioning of prana (vital life force) between the navel and the throat pit. While these vegetables may seem innocuous, they bring inertia to the body, increasing drowsiness. For students and meditators, steering clear of the potato family is recommended to maintain alertness and focus.
Dairy Products for Adults
Dairy products, commonly consumed by adults, contain enzymes used in manufacturing textile adhesives that are not water-soluble. These adhesives can stick to the colon walls, hindering the smooth flow of waste material through the system. The result is a decrease in overall alertness in both the body and mind. Consuming excessive dairy products can lead to dullness, affecting cognitive functions.
Sadhguru highlights the extended duration meat takes to pass through the human digestive system. Raw meat may take up to 70-72 hours, while cooked meat can linger for 50-54 hours. In contrast, vegetarian meals pass through in 24-30 hours, uncooked vegetables in 12-15 hours, and fruits in just 1.5 to 3 hours. The longer meat stays in the system, the greater the risk of health issues. While eating meat isn’t taboo, it’s essential to consume it mindfully and in moderation.
Food Cooked Over 1.5 Hours Ago
In alignment with yogic principles, Sadhguru recommends consuming food prepared no more than one and a half hours earlier. Certain items may be acceptable up to four hours after cooking, but beyond this timeframe, it’s best to avoid them. Prolonged consumption of older food can lead to gas formation in the stomach and disrupt the pranavayu (respiratory action, thought process, and sense of smell), vital for maintaining vitality and vibrancy.