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A healthy diet? No problem!

If we ignore the basic principles of healthy eating, we will eventually pay the price – in the form of physical ailments. A balanced vegetarian diet should therefore consist of the following elements: protein, carbohydrates, fat, minerals, vitamins and water. Carbohydrates and fat are the main sources of energy for the smooth functioning of the organs. Proteins, minerals and water are needed for the continual regeneration of the cells. Vitamins and minerals are necessary to regulate bodily processes and to maintain hormonal and enzymatic functioning. Experts recommend that our diet should consist to 55% of carbohydrates, 30% of fat and 15% of proteins.

The menu of a yogi is made up of grains, pulses, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and a small amount of dairy products. This diet is wholesome, well-balanced, easy to digest and supplies the body with a maximum of nutrients and energy.

But that’s not enough ...

In order to prevent diseases, it is not enough to eat natural foods. Day in, day out, we are exposed to an overload of toxins and unhealthy environmental factors, such as polluted air and water, pesticides in our food, electromagnetic pollution and so on. Effective prevention of diseases is therefore only possible when the five points of yoga are observed:

(1) Proper exercise of postures that stimulate blood circulation

(2) Proper breathing exercises to maximise the uptake of oxygen 

(3) Perfect relaxation of body and mind

(4) A natural, wholesome and balanced diet

(5) Positive thinking and mental concentration

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