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5 Super Foods

6 Talks

In this journey we will be looking at 5 super food for the body and how to consume them. Sadhguru talks about the benefits of honey, ashgourd, ghee and many more such foods which are important for the body and help it reach its maximum potential. These foods are a great energy booster and keep you active the whole day. Its a must watch for everyone, specially those who feel drained of energy throughout the day.


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5 Super Foods

3:37 min

Health Tip – Tremendous health benefits of one glass of this juice everyday

If you consume a glass of ashgourd juice everyday, the number of cancerous cells in your body will dramatically come down. And you will see, clearly, the sharpness of your intellect will enhance itself. Especially children must drink ashgourd juice. Daily consumption of ashgourd, you will see distinctly your mind seems to be clearer and sharper.

Particularly some of the things were very, very positive are the ashgourd. The ashgourd is very, very highly positive. You, I think these days you're only hanging it in front of your house or breaking at three corners of the road and giving it to the buffalo but you are not eating it. No, this is to be eaten. Because the vegetable has such high pranik energy, you put it in front of your home so that there is nice energy. But if there's so much energy to it, isn't it good to put it into you? It's good to put it into you, especially if you consume, there are many experiments on this. If you consume a glass of ashgourd juice everyday, the number of cancerous cells in your body will dramatically come down. And you will see, clearly, the sharpness of your intellect will enhance itself. Especially children must drink ashgourd juice. Daily consumption of ashgourd, you will see distinctly your mind seems to be clearer and sharper. This will be noticeable within a few weeks of consumption of ashgourd. You will see, morning you drink coffee, it gives you energy with agitation. You drink a glass of ashgourd juice, it gives you enormous amount of energy, at the same time it keeps you very, very calm. One should consume it as much as you can. But those of you who are asthmatic or susceptible to colds and coughs, such people, if you consume ashgourd juice you may immediately have colds because it cools the system. So if such a problem is there, such people should always add a little bit of honey or pepper to ashgourd juice and consume it. This will neutralize the cooling effect of the ashgourd to some extent.

3:30 min

The best way to consume honey

If you cook honey, it'll become poisonous. Honey should not be cooked. I know people are baking it, cooking it in cakes and other things. It's not a good thing to do. Certain part of the honey turns poisonous if you cook it. You should put it in warm water, not in boiling hot water.

If you cook honey, it'll become poisonous. Honey should not be cooked. I know people are baking it, cooking it in cakes and other things. It's not a good thing to do. Certain part of the honey turns poisonous if you cook it. You should put it in warm water, not in boiling hot water. If you put it in hot water, it sets off a certain kind of enzymes, behave in a certain way in the honey, that it tends to take away weight from the body. If you put it in cold water, it behaves in a different way. And, accordingly, it adds weight to the body. It is not that a few spoons of honey that you're taking is putting weight to your body. It is just that it sets off a certain reaction in your system that your absorption rate is such that you tend to gain weight. So, honey, it has different types of impacts on the system. If it's consumed raw, it has one kind of impact. If it's consumed in cold water, it has another kind of impact. If it is consumed in warm water, it's a different kind of impact. We want to consume it in warm water, here, because we want the system to open up. If you want to integrate the system just for health. Somebody is feeling, what, anaemic. Anemia means, on one level, the blood has lost its iron. That means you lost your steel. Okay? You lost the strength in the body, you'll feel exhausted. Simply exhausted for nothing. Because once the necessary iron is not there, your ability to carry oxygen through the body is less. That means, your body, your heart, your brain, everything will be on a lower level of function because you don't have enough oxygen. So, to take care of this, one of the simple things is, you consume a little bit of honey in warm water on a daily basis. And, you will see, slowly the RBC content will go up. If there's more oxygen in the blood, suddenly you feel a burst of energy. Suddenly, everything is active. The rejuvenation system in the body is going up. The dead cells are being replaced quickly. The level of inertia that you feel in the body is much lower. The level of intertia that you feel in your mind is much lower. So consuming honey will bring a certain balance to the circulatory system. Which is very, very essential for a yoga practitioner, because you're pushing the body in certain ways. So keeping the blood chemistry in a certain balance, keeping the blood pure, will definitely happen with a regular consumption of honey. And it's very necessary for someone who practices yoga.

2:58 min

Honey – The ‘Superfood’ for energy

Honey is one of the best things that you can consume. Psychological stability, physical well-being, vitality. All these things can be greatly enhanced simply consuming daily honey. Honey is the only substance found on the planet whose chemical composition is very close to that of human blood. We change a few things, it's almost like blood. Daily consumption of honey can do a lot for your health. Especially people who have excess mucus problems.

In Karnataka there are certain tribes called Jenakurubas. Jenakurubas means they're honey shepherds. Sometime ago I had the opportunity to live with them for a short while. There diet is like this. First thing in the morning, one bamboo glass, you know, bamboo's shoots sliced off like this. He takes about 3/4th of a litre. 3/4th of a litre of honey in the morning, that's all the diet. You drink 3/4th of a litre of honey in the morning and then you're out in the forest. In a day easily you walk 30-40 kilometers. And you climb a minimum of 50 trees. Then get off. Up and down, up and down the trees. And till evening, there is nothing else. As you harvest honey, whatever comes on your hand you lick that. So in a day almost more than a litre, litre and a half honey you're taking in. When you come back in the evening, there is some cereal. Usually it's called jowla, that's jowar or, you know, it's like maize. Maize or ragi or something like this. Their main staple diet is honey. And you drink this 3/4th of a litre of honey, and whole day you're so active. But there is no hunger, you're just fired up like that. They live on this. They're called honey shepherds. Their diet is honey. Honey is one of the best things that you can consume. Psychological stability, physical well-being, vitality. All these things can be greatly enhanced simply consuming daily honey. Honey is the only substance found on the planet whose chemical composition is very close to that of human blood. We change a few things, it's almost like blood. Daily consumption of honey can do a lot for your health. Especially people who have excess mucus problems. It's very good for your heart, it's good for your brains, it keeps your mind alert, and it's highly energetic. So daily consumption of honey can do a lot. Especially if you have growing children, they must consume honey on a daily basis. It'll do a lot for the development of their intelligence and everything. Even the ashgourd. Ashgourd and honey together will make a wonderful diet for children in terms of enhancing their intellectual capabilities.

3:23 min

Horsegram Lentil – Yogic Superfood – High power protein (how to cool down the body)

The horse gram is one, among the lentils it is the most protein rich lentil found on the planet. It's very high powered. So that's why race horses are fed with this gram which is called as horse gram today.

The horse gram is one, among the lentils it is the most protein rich lentil found on the planet. It's very high powered. So that's why race horses are fed with this gram which is called as horse gram today. In the market it's unfortunately called horse gram. It's called kulu in Tamil and hurilli in other languages, huluhulu in Telugu. So this is a very good thing. It's good to sprout it. If you sprout it, you digest this much more easily. You can keep it in a bowl in your room, get one white cloth, put it in that, soak it in the water for about six to eight hours, then tie it in a cloth and keep it closed. In about three days it'll sprout. If it's sprouted, you can just eat it raw. If it's come out about half an inch out of the seed, you can eat it raw. It takes a lot of chewing and eating. You chew it and eat it, it's very good. Now this will increase heat in the body. Consuming this horse gram will generate heat in the body. If you find it's causing excessive heat. How do you know excessive heat is, you will notice your eyeballs are hot, or you want to go and pee. You want to pee, it's full, but it won't come out, it hurts. That means there is excess heat. Such a thing happens, you just drink some ash gourd juice, or eat some green gram, or take some castor oil and apply it on, you know, either inside the navel, or the anahata, the vishuddhi. This place and these two spots behind the ears. If you apply, instantly within five minutes, the system will cool down. Go to the bathroom, everything will happen without effort. Oh why is this all so complicated, can't I just eat my meal? I'm only asking you to just eat it. I am not asking you to perform any ritual. But right now you are just performing the ritual of eating, you are not eating as a human being should eat. If you just go and watch any of the wild animals, they're just chopping. Chomp, chomp, chomp, they're eating. But they're not eating indiscriminately. Just like that they're rejecting what they don't want, they're eating what they want. Just observe a spotted deer, you can see it, it will be grazing. You'll just see what it eats, what it does not eat. It just knows, just like that by the feel of it. It knows what to eat, what not to eat for today. Tomorrow it may be eating a leaf that he does not eat today, but today it knows what to eat for its body and for the atmosphere around it. So you also need to develop that a little bit because this is the intelligence of the body.

3:41 min

The right way to eat Ghee, and it’s health benefits

Sadhguru gives a health tip, and shares various benefits of eating Ghee (clarified butter). He also tells the right way of consuming it, and also how it should not be consumed.

Ghee has this capability, normally we must understand this, today we are mixing it with so many things, Ghee and sugar, Ghee and carbs, and everything. Otherwise, generally traditionally, Ghee was always eaten as the first mouthful. And the idea of eating the first morsel with Ghee is, Ghee is a lubricant which lubricates the entire elementary canal. That should be the first thing you consume. So, that it facilitates a certain easy passage of food. And also there is a factor in India, uh you know in many ways chilly is the spirit of India, okay. So especially in Rajasthan, chilly is uh you know. Because even if a camel eats, it must be tasty. So, it is really really heavy on chili. When you eat very spicy food, it's very good to coat your tract with Ghee, before you consume that. In Andhra Pradesh, in Rajasthan, in various other places, wherever there is very hot spicy food, eating Ghee has been a part of Indian tradition. Leaving that aside, the importance of Ghee is, it keeps the elementary canal clean. See, one important aspect of being physiologically and psychologically healthy is, you must have a clean colon. If you go to an Ayurvedic doctor or a Siddha Vaidya, if you have any kind of problem, even if you say you're mentally disturbed, first thing that they do to you is, you have sleepless nights, first thing they do to you is, to purge you. Because a clean colon is vital for all these things. So, one who consumes Ghee in a proper manner, that person's colon will always be clean. Because nothing sticks there, nothing stays there for long periods of time. Today colon cancer, intestinal cancer, are becoming so big - I would say it is not that you can prevent this absolutely, but the incidence would be much lower, if there is a certain amount of consumption of Ghee. And the Ghee must be of the right quality, I don't know what commercial geese that people are eating today. But if it is properly made from cow's milk or even buffalo's milk, if the ghee is made, it has many important uh benefits. One particular benefit is that, this is because you are saying it's an Ayurvedic conference I think I can take the liberty of saying this, it enhances the Aura within the system. The cellular Aura will go up, and you will have a higher sense of aliveness in the system, which becomes visible in the way you are to people. It's not just by eating Ghee, at the same time if you eat Ghee and carbohydrates together, if you Ghee and sugar together, then it adds as fat. But if you eat just Ghee, or just with a small morsel of food that you eat Ghee in the beginning, then it works more as a lubricant. Body's ability to digest Ghee is very low when Ghee goes in by itself. But when it is mixed with something else and goes, it tends to add fat. So, in terms of sedentary life, the question had the sedentary life issue, that is relevant only when you're mixing it with sugar and carb. Otherwise Ghee does not make you fatten up in any way. It works more as a lubricant in the elementary canal.

2:41 min

Groundnuts – A complete diet – The right way to eat peanuts

Of all the things, a ground nut, you know. I'm particularly passionate about the groundnut because there was a period of my life when I just lived on groundnut and banana. That's all. Because it has everything you need. Just soaked ground nut, one handful, this much of groundnut soaked overnight, one banana. My entire day would go and perfectly active, more active than most people will ever imagine.

Of all the things, a ground nut, you know. I'm particularly passionate about the groundnut because there was a period of my life when I just lived on groundnut and banana. That's all. Because it has everything you need. Just soaked ground nut, one handful, this much of groundnut soaked overnight, one banana. My entire day would go and perfectly active, more active than most people will ever imagine. It has everything to sustain you. It's a complete food by itself. If you soak it for over six to eight hours, it takes away certain aspects which are called as pitha. You know what's pitha? Allopathic doctors don't look at it, but the ayurveda is based on this. Ushna, sheetha, pitha. It takes away the pitha and taking this soaked groundnut, chewing it well and eating. Just make sure it's not some genetically engineered nonsense whatever. One thing is, it could be genetically modified. They are no more declaring which is modified which is not. Another thing is, you're pumping in fertilizers and pesticides to such an extent, the groundnut is no more a groundnut. Just make sure it's a more organic thing. If you want breakfast, you want a recipe, you take a handful of groundnut soak it in water for six to eight hours. Put it in the mixer. If you want to add some fruit, you add a banana, whatever you like. Banana goes well, you can add any other fruit. If you want put some honey into it, two minutes. You have excellent breakfast ready. It takes two minutes to do it and if you want it little watery, you put more water into it and just drink it up. You want it like porridge you make it thick and you eat it. You will see easily it'll keep you for four to five hours and it's highly nutritious.