Foundation Diet and Health

The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health

The best perspective for your health

Hinduism Q & A: Why Do we eat Vegetarian Food?

Swami Nikhilanand provides a quick and clear answer to the question why vegetarian food is important in Hinduism.
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Channel: Platform:YouTube
Published on:24 September 2015 Producer:Swami Nikhilanand
Number of views: 2'790 on 19 May 2017
Rubric(s): Personality, Social / Religion
Topterms:Principle, General topics Tags:Milk, Dairy products, Unhealthy, Animal welfare, Eggs

Swami Nikhilanand discusses the impact food has on human energetic body and how food choices can impact spiritual evolution and people’s behavior.

From the Hindu perspective, among the three main food categories (Tamasic, Sattvic and Rajasic food), the Sattvic diet (healthy vegetarian) is the one which promotes spiritual "growing", the development of “inner goodness”, alertness, patience, determination and compassion.

A predominantly Rajasic diet (unhealthy vegetarian diet) leads to short term thinking, greediness, ambition while the Tamasic foods (omnivore diet) promote laziness, apathy, the desire to harm others or ourselves.


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