Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev shares 4 tips on how to eat right for health, including intermittent fasting. The video begins with Sadhguru saying that the benefits of intermittent fasting have been known in the Indian culture for centuries, but the western world was only discovering it now.
The first tip for eating right is to take only two meals a day. Sadhguru says that in his ashram, everyone eats only twice, at 10 am and 7 pm. This goes contrary to the modern belief that one must eat something every four hours. Sadhguru himself eats only one meal most of the days, and his health is fine.
Sadhguru also claims that by doing intermittent fasting, one can deny regular food to the cancerous cells in the body, and thereby, cancer can be avoided. According to him, hunger and an empty stomach are two different things. Hunger results in the energy levels in the body dropping, whereas an empty stomach is a good thing. Sadhguru says that the body and the mind work at their best only when the stomach is empty. Both correction and purification in the body happen only when the stomach is empty.
The second tip is to touch the food before eating. Sadhguru says that eating food with the fingers is better than eating with a fork because the cleanliness of the hands can be controlled by oneself but not the cleanliness of the fork. One can and should feel the food to find out if that food is right for the body on that particular day.
The third tip is to eat the food with gratitude. According to Sadhguru, any food, whether plant, animal, or vegetable, has had a life, and now one makes food out of them; because of that, one must consume that food with gratitude. The consciousness of what and how we eat impacts our life, not just the chemical processes.
The fourth tip is not to develop habits because habits make us do things unconsciously, whereas humans are supposed to do everything consciously. Sadhguru says to observe the effect of some particular food after eating it. If it makes the body active, that food is good for us, and if a particular food makes us lazy, it isn’t good for us.
In short, it is all about being conscious about the food we eat and how we eat.
Video credit: Sadhguru Youtube channel. Shared on August 5, 2020.