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    CHAPTER 21 Yogic Diet FOODS FOR HEALTH Er HEALIKNG

    ooas for Health ErHealing

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    pple. Body cleanser. blood purifier.tamin B [ , C. minerals . AM: strength. PM:

    gestion.

    mond. Vitamins B. Cu. fe . p . Ca .K. high

    mtein. Excellent oil (internal [, external.)mond milk good first Food For babies.

    n .na. Vitamins C. f~. Ca .K. Cu. Mg.atural sweetness. Soothes mucus memonces. Eat white s tl lngs. for diarrhea: I"ry J hrs. For constipation:J every hour.

    ets Cleanses liver. intestines. regulatesdy's sugar balance

    ack Pepper. When f resh ly ground. pur i'es blood. Aids digestion. Prevents intestm.

    gas. As tea: for arthritis and asthma.

    lery. Soothes nervous system. Juice:ms nerves: internal c1e.1nser.

    i les . Capsicum (cayenne. jalapeno too)." ,min C. A. for circulatory [ , digestivestems.

    conut . Vitamin B. C. minerals . Buildsdy. Helps weight gain. Easy to assimilate.a complete protein,

    es. laxative. Quick energy. Datemilk:Ollshing. youth. maintaining.

    rlic. (See T,,"ily Roots.)Natural antiblot.digestive aid. stimulant to sexual system.rnotes production of semen.

    lee (cia fil,ed butter.) low in cholesterol.nutrient and preservative,

    nger. (S Trinity Roots.)Nourishes nerv.system.

    . lpes. Vitamin C. Mn.P . Blood purifier

    builder: laxative: source of energy: Foro-nplexion.

    m s. v ila m inItell" complex. P.Ca. Mg.Cu. chlorophyll.

    ney & Bee Pollen ( in moderation.)YeS assimilation and elimination. For

    --"'.hay Fever. allergies. digestion.!25eScalciumretention.

    . H elp s c on du ctiv ity o f n erv e~. Helps overal l mental Func tion ing.

    Legumes (beans. peas. lenti ls .) Combinedwith grains create easy.to.digest completeprotein. asroundationrO f vegetarian diet.

    Lemons. Vitamin C. Ca. Purifies blood.

    Alkaline. For sore throat. Fever. cleansingmucus.

    Mangoes. Help l iver and menstrual disor-ders. Dllnk milk to balance acidity.

    Mustard Greens . Very high in v itamin C.A. Ca. chlorophyll . One of the healthiestvegetables.

    Onion. (See TrinityRools.) Most healingfood. PUlifies blood. Attacks bacteria.

    Parsley. "After dinner mint" to counteractsmell of garl ic and onions. Blood builder.

    Rice (Basmati: natural w hite. unpolished.)

    Vitamin B. lad, " e .hlgh-quality protein.Easily assimilated. Stimulates the kidneys.

    Sesame Seeds. Increase vir il ity. Rejuvenatemental and physical capacity andendurance. Good For the brain and nerves.Source of lecithin.

    Sunnower Seeds. Vitamin E. B (especial lyB 11)

    Turmeric. lubllcant for the joints. Good forskin and mucus membranes. Always cookberore eat ing. or mix i t thoroughly inloyogurt. Add honey to taste

    Watermelon. Cleanses liver and intestines.gives energy. relief of intestinal gas (whenserved with ground black pepper.)

    Wheatberr ies. When boiled unt il t ender.whole wheatberries clean intestinal tract.

    build strong teelh. and gums. Beautif iesskin.

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    Yogic Diet CHAPTER 2 FASTING r FASTS

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    Fasting Er Fasts

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    Fasting 's a powerful tool for healing andstrengthening the body. However. you shouldnever go on a fast indiscriminately. because

    you can do more harm than good. It 'salways best10 be supervised by a heallhp ractJ tlo n er.

    II IS safer and more effecI,ve10 go on amono dlel of Ihose foods Ihat possess thehealing properlies which the body needs.than 10 elim,nale all food or just fast onwater.

    PREPARATIONYou need to prepare yourself and make sureyou have the capacity and stale of health tofast. Prepallng for a fast begins wilh modify.ing the diet. El,mlnale Junk food and begineat,ng lighter meals composed of mostly veg.elables or fru,ts. Then try fasting for a mealor two. Ihen for an enllre day. When you feelcomfortable w,lh light eating and occaSionalone.day fasting. then you may be ready10 trya fasl of three to five days

    CLEANSING

    Slicking to Ihe dielIS only half the challengeof fasling. Often the physical cleanSing of afast is accompaniedb y a mental and emo-tional cleanSing as well. Anger and negal,v,tycan be released.particularly if the person hasused food to quell emot,ons. Use your med.i tative mind to faceth iS challenge.

    BREAKING THE fAST

    Always break a fast slowly. Fasting cleansesIhe body. but also makesil very sens,live. Ifyou eat nothing bUI sleamed greens for amonth "and then break your fast with a pizza.you w,ll feel ,I '

    If you have been ealing junk food for along lime. don'l expect to entirely cleanseyour system overnight. Go slowly and stead,.Iy. making modest changes at ~rst. You willsee gradual improvements . But don' t expect

    to be able to go back on Junk foods after youhave cleansed your system' Your body will leI

    you know.

    MUNG BEANS (, RICE DIET

    ~ A good cleansing diet Ihat gives plentyof nourishment

    ~ Good for the kidneys. colon. andd'gestrve organs. or when food is nol beingdigested thoroughly by Ihe 'ntesllnes~ Good winter d,et. Eal only mung beans and lice lor 30

    days Include lots of fresh vegetables cookedInto It.

    May eat fruil in between meals assnack. Yog, Tea may also be taken

    fRUIT FAST Good for springt,me

    ~ Eat only fru,l for one m onth(Recommended 10 haue three bowls allruila day. A smal l amount a l yogur t may beadded. DonOI ouerdo Ihe eatmg ollruit) Eat only one k,nd of fru,l al a t,me.~ No fruit Juices(100 concentrated.)

    GREEN DIET

    A rebu,lding diet. alkalinizes the body. forlosing weight. clearing the skin. cleanses theliver. relieves toxic mucus condltlons. 40 days of green foods: salads. sleamed

    greens. avocados. sprouts. mung beans.

    green fru,t. (Yogi Tea okay.) To end Ihe fasl. add fru'l. then grains.

    Ihen da,ry.

    REJUVENATING DIET

    ~ C leanses and revitalizes.

    Best when weather is warm and (ruIts

    and vegelables plentiful.

    Eat only fruits. nuts and vegetables(cooked and raw) for 30 days. To end fast. add dairy products

    MELON DIET

    O nlylor people who haue expellenlasling.

    Cleans liver. kidneys. inlestrnes Good when the wealher 's hot.

    DAYSI.) Cantaloupes(warm,ngandlDAYS4-6 Waterm elons (cooling li& kDAYS7.9 Papayas(,nt"tines and d'gDAYSII>I) Honey lemon walerDAYS13.ISPla,n water (not cold)DA YS16 -18 Honey lemon w aterDAYS19.)' PapayasDAYS)).)4 WatermelonsDAYS)SB Cantaloupes

    MassageIhe body with almond0,1freqIy

    Breakingthe fast: Add more typethen add yogurt. then vegetables. Mod,lying: Reduceeachof the thr

    stages(10-12. 1].15. 16.18)to one ddays rnSlaedof 2 7

    BANANA FAST

    Only lor people who haue expellelasting.

    Rebuilds worn tissue: removes drudepoSits from Ihe m edulla.

    Once a year10 sp"ng. when new bIS berng produced Begrn on New ~ 9 bananas a day (inc. slrings) fo

    days: Bre ak la st :I cup fresh orangeJu,cesweWlth honey One hour Ialer: 3 banancardamom.

    Lunch3 bananas.cardamom D in n e r :3 bananas. cardamom,Yogi TeaIS okay with this diet. Breakingthe fast: lemon juice in wa

    w,th honey To rebu,lellhe body. foll

    28 days0 1 mung beansand rice. fruit alea. No dairy (excepta little bit of mIn yYogiTea.)

    ~ The honey lemon waler 's taken fobetween Ihe bananasand the mung bn ee.

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    -----Yogic Diet C HA PT ER

    FOODS FOR HEALm Er HEALING

    Foods for Health & Healing

    Trinity Roo ts:onions, garlic, 6' ginger . - . - . . . . . . . . . . . . ' . . ' 1GUIDELINES FOR PREPARING FOOD

    I. Prepare your food with love and care.2 . Eat only in a p leasan t. re laxing )

    environment.

    , 3 Serve the food gracefully.

    4. Take a minute to renect upon your

    gratitude for the gift of the food.

    . 5. Take the time to eat consciously.

    GUIDELINES FOR HEALTHFUL

    . DIGESTION& ELIMINATIONI. Eat to live, don't l ive to eat.

    . 2. Avoid snacking between meals,

    and eat fewer meals.

    3. Eat only when hungry.

    4. Chew well; your stomach has no

    teeth.

    . 5. Stop eating when you're

    three-fourths full.

    : 6. Rest after every meal.

    . 7. Don't eat after sunset.

    8. Eat only what you can eliminate

    within 18-24 hours.I 9. Once a week. give your digestive

    system a rest.

    10. If you can't digest it and eliminate

    it. don't eat it.

    When asked about a potent l ife. YogiBhajan said: "The three roots-garlic,onion and ginger-wil l mainta in youth rough the times and th rough theage.- These fascinating. mystical andtasty roots are essential to a healthydiet for cleansing, sustaining and pro.ducing energy in the body. The greatqua li tie s o f these roo ts have beenk no wn s in ce an cie nt tim es. E ventoday. these foods are the subject of

    extensive research. For anyone who isinteres ted in healthy. potent l iv ing.these roots are a must in the diet.

    It has long been recorded thatgarlic isa sacred and powerful herb. Egyptiansused to swear by i t when they weretaking a solemn vow. Roman physi-cians claimed that it cured 61 ailments.Modern science is reveal ing i ts mar-velous healing propert ies. Since theturn of the century. garlic and garlicextracts have been used against gas-trointestinal disorders.