How food affects the mind
We just learned a bit about the qualities of the mind (sattva, rajas, tamas) and there’s much more to it!
You might be asking, “So, what creates the quality of our mind anyway? Are we just born that way?” The major influencer is food. Let’s talk about how food affects the mind.
What we put in our bodies is absorbed and assimilated and transformed into energy (all matter is energy, right)? Foods have qualities to them which can enhance our sattva or build more rajas or build more tamas. The more pure our food is, the more pure our mind will be. THEN we will adhere to making awesome choices for ourselves over and over.
Below are samples of sattvic, rajasic, and tamasic foods and how each of these affects our mind-body balance. You should know, every book and online source lists these foods slightly different. I’ve just listed the basics so you are aware how the food affects your mind when making food choices. See below.
Good questions to ask yourself:
• Where do you fall on the qualities of mind chart?
• How does it relate to the foods you are eating on the chart below?
• What can you do to shift your diet to add more sattva?
Learn even more about how food affects our mind in my book, In Your Elements. It’s a workbook, so you learn a little and then plug your life into it to create your own Ayurvedic plan!