Published On: Sat, Jan 30th, 2016

5 tips to maintain your health



Here are some holistic strategies that are stirred from eastern medicine to empower you for having a balanced life and maintain your health and body and most of all prevent disease.

  1. Take a moment of mindfulness

Before starting food say a prayer over your food and give you a moment of mindfulness, the prayer assists you to eat food calmly and while eating enjoy your food and be selective in food choices. After finishing up, your meal thank God for providing food and the taste which made you capable of enjoying your meal.

  1. Eat when truly hungry, drink when truly thirsty

You can enjoy the taste of food when you are truly hungry and it also signifies a strong digestive system and help to digest food completely. Try to avoid social and emotional eating and eat food immediately when you are hungry. When you eat cold beverages with your meals it helps to chill the stomach and extinguish the digestive fire, which is essential for best digestion.

  1. Connect with your food

Chew your food properly because it helps you to become more present with your food and mindful of your meal. It is suggested that chew 30 times prior to swallow and you will immediately feel much associated with your food and you’ll, in fact, enjoy the taste of your food.

Always try to eat in a peaceful and pleased environment.

  1. Eat a balance of foods in harmony with its energetic quality and the four seasons

It is suggested to consume cold or alkaline foods, for example, apples, lettuce, watermelon, cucumbers, seaweed, spinach, celery and buckwheat, in the warm season and warm foods, for example, cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic, green peppers, walnuts, meats and coffee, in the cold seasons.

  1. Incorporate fresh spices and foods

There are some spices which help in enhancing digestive fire, these spices are, Ginger, coriander, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom and black pepper, they also help in absorption and elimination processes.

Try to use fresh foods in daily meals rather than frozen, processed, canned and microwavable for the reason that they are de-natured and lack liveliness or life force.

Whole foods are loaded with fiber — a must for food to move smoothly through the intestines without clogging them.

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.