Is Sattvic Food Tasty

Is Sattvic Food Tasty?

A reader asked me this question: You make sattvic food without good things like onion or garlic or even fantastic spices like green chilies. There are also some vegetables one cannot eat, for example, mushrooms. So, given all those restrictions, I wonder if sattvic food is tasty. It surely cannot be tasty with so many […]

Is Instant Food Sattvic

Is Instant Food Sattvic?

During a conversation this week, my friend asked me a question: Is instant, ready-to-eat food sattvic? Since this requires a long answer, I am sharing it as a blog post to help other people who follow sattvic diet. There are many types of instant food. Not all of them are the same. When you are […]

Sattvic Vegetables

Sattvic Vegetables

A friend asked me this question, “Is it a fad, or is there anything called sattvic vegetables?” Thank you for asking this question. Like my #friend, I hope you will also read through the entire article to understand the deeper aspects of sattvic vegetables. It is essential to not only understand the short and long […]

Sattvic Food for Healing the Gut

Sattvic Food for Healing the Gut

A friend has developed #ulcers as a side effect of some allopathic/ western medication she is taking for another condition.  It is now time to #heal the ulcers. Sattvic diet and lifestyle can help to cure ulcers. Long term adherence to the #sattvic #diet will help to keep your guts clean. Recent #scientific studies have […]

Balancing Act with Sattvic Food

Balancing Act with Sattvic Food

A reader wanted to know if the Sattvic diet had a focus on any food groups. Several popular diets promote Low carb diet, a No-fat diet, a Protein-rich diet, and a Keto diet. Where does the Sattvic diet fall? Thank you for sending this question. Sattvic diet is entirely different from the popular diets described […]

Sattvic Detox Routines

Sattvic Detox Routines

A #friend who regularly detoxes asked, ‘Are there sattvic detox methods? If yes, how safe are they?” Yes! There are numerous sattvic #routines available for detox. This blog post helps you understand how toxins are created in our bodies in the first place and the effects of #toxins on our bodies. #Weightloss is one of […]

Sattvic Activities for the Family and You!

Readers of Sattva Tattva #blog have asked for tips and sattvic #activities for the #family at this time of self-quarantine. Some have asked for activities for the family with kids. Others have asked what they can do with their teenagers and their children to keep active. The idea behind these requests is to learn some […]

Eating for Conscious Expansion

Eating for Conscious Expansion

A reader of the #blog SattvaTattva sent me this question: You talk about sattvic food as supporting conscious expansion. What does it mean-conscious expansion? How is it different from eating with awareness or mindfully? Thank you for asking the question. Here are some basics about sattvic food- how sattvic food is different from organic food, […]

Coronavirus and Rasam

Coronavirus and Rasam

Some friends received a picture via social media and reached out to me to find out if there is any truth in a claim that Rasam could help build immunity towards Coronavirus. Is this true? In this blog post, I present the recipe for rasam, explain the science behind this sattvic recipe, and traditional practice […]

Is Sugar Sattvic?

A reader of the Sattva Tattva #blog sent me this question: Is sugar sattvic? What are the best sugars for a sattvic diet? There are many ways we get sugar in our daily diet. An average American consumes about 270 calories of sugar each day, that’s about 17- teaspoons a day. This is way higher than 12 […]

Why Sattvic food

Why Sattvic food?

Sattvic food is significantly different from eating organic food or produce. It is not the same as ayurvedic food. Understanding sattvic food encourages more in-depth thinking and grounding with the core #energy that connects all #life. The goal of sattvic diet is not to eat and fill up. The process of picking sattvic food will […]

Shivaratri Upavasa

Shivaratri Upavasa

As adults we usually fast daily. We give our stomach a rest for six to eight hours when we sleep at night. We break the fast in the morning with a protein-rich meal, a breakfast. On shivaratri day, we forgo the usual meal patterns. We undertake Upavasa. The intention is to get closer to the […]