Health. Health. Health.
It’s the dreaded issue on a-modern-brain that all health enthusiasts- amateur or professional, aspiring or experienced, experience. And every moment it plagues the mind of people when they are careful about their good being.
Yup agree !
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In today’s post, we will be seeing that what are these vintage food practices and how easy it is to make them as a part of our routine. So let’s jump straight into it:
#1 Being Grounded: Benefits that you have never imagined
“Buffet system is not cool!”
In the era of dining and buffet culture, we never imagined that eating in cross-legged posture can be beneficial.
Oh really ?
Experts say that, sitting on the floor cross-legged while having food as practiced in India is typically a yogic posture called “Sukhasan” which is said to massage the abdominal muscles, boost circulation in the lower part of the body and increase flexibility.
So ditching the dining table or couch while having food is not a bad idea.
#2 Breakfast: It’s time to Really Break your Fast
We all have heard this statement from our Mama each morning
“Don’t go out on an empty stomach!”
Yes, Legendary Roman Empires breakfast called “Jentaculum” was taken immediately after the sunrise. In Islamic mythology, it has been stated that Holy Prophet uses to take his Suhur or early morning meal.
Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar agrees with these classical practices and recommends, “Eat within 15 minutes of waking up if you want to lose weight.”
Abstaining from your breakfast not only makes you ravenous during lunch time but also reduces your metabolism.
#3 Food Contamination with Saliva:
It’s pizza time…Yup, taking a bite from the same slice seems to be a cool trend and most of the time our friends feel offended if refused by us.
What’s wrong with this ?
The mechanism of contamination with saliva called “uchchishtam” (Sanskrit), “engili” (Telugu), “jutha” (in North India) is considered unholy and extremely unhygienic.
Don’t we live in an age of paradoxes where at one hand we are promoting sanitizers and medicated hand-washes, but on the other hand continue licking someone else’s ice-cream which has traces of contaminated party saliva?
#4 Watch out your Drinking habits:
Holy Prophet (PBUH) stated in many of his famous narrations regarding drinking habits like:
“Sit down and drink.” (Hadith Muslim)
Science has proved that drinking water whilst standing or walking can cause Gastrointestinal Tract (GIT) damage, kidney damage, arthritis, nerve tension and other disorders.
“Drinking water is healthy but drinking it in an improper way is not.”
So the main thing is that you drink water according to your daily requirement (1.5-2 liters/day).
Science proves that when a person drinks too much water in a short period of time, the kidneys cannot flush it out fast enough and the blood becomes waterlogged which can, strangely, become a cause of death.
” Do not drink water only in one breath, but drink it in two or three breaths!”
Scientific studies show that there are many harmful effects in drinking water in one breath. It can cause choking of an esophagus. It especially weakens the muscles and nerves. It is also detrimental for the liver and stomach.
#5 Not stocking up prepared meal for the whole day
Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar in her bestseller states:
“Don’t lose your mind, lose your weight!”
He recommends that if possible one should consume meal within four hours of preparing it, to get the maximum benefits.
In ancient times, when there were no ready to eat and frozen foods, there were fewer lifestyle diseases.
In the so-called age of “microwave” oven and refrigerator, we take the freshness of food for granted.
Food starts losing its nourishment as soon as it is prepared. So it is advisable to eat it fresh.
#6. Eat in Company to Stay Blessed
Many of us have the habit of not sharing their favorite meal and prefer to relish it in isolation. Kids at school, hide themselves during recess period when they got best snacks in their tiffin box.
Do the opposite to get the best out of your meal:
Yes, cultivate the good habit of sharing foods with pals to increase cordiality and love. In several mythologies, it has been mentioned that eating in the company has great blessings in it.
#7. Do not Blow on Hot Foods or Drinks
Whenever mama prepares something delicious and hot cuisine, we start blowing on food stuff to cool it so as to relish in a quick succession.
However, this is not a healthy habit; in various sayings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), blowing on hot stuff or breathing in the container while drinking was treated as a filthy habit.
You will be surprised to know that this 1400 years old saying has some scientific backup; research shows that when one blows on food or drinks, bacteria increases in them as there is warmth in the blow. And eventually, these bacteria get in the stomach and cause illness.
So the long story short, our old food practices are really awesome to be applied in our daily health routine. It’s been famously said that food alone is not the secret of health; the way to eat or consume is equally important in the nutritional process. In the era of contamination and busy routine, it’s our responsibility to share these small but amazing practices as a precautionary major. So are you ready to include these practices in your regime..??