The first twenty minutes immediately after we wake up in the morning, plays a vital role in shaping our entire day. The mood we are in, the thoughts that arise and the way we react to these thoughts during the first twenty minutes, sets the trend for our entire day. One way to wake up refreshed, without depression every morning, is to eat vegetarian food. To many Western people it might come as a surprise to know that there is a finer aspect to vegetarian food. This refinement helps the energy flow in our body. This pure food is called satvic food. When we adhere to a satvic vegetarian diet, we do not consume garlic, onions, or green chilies (jalapeno peppers) in any form.
It keeps us light and active throughout the day. ‘Why should we avoid these foods? Garlic, onion, and green chilies contain natural steroids in them. They are ideal medicines.’ We can inject them as medicines, but not as a regular part of our meals. Daily intake of these as food will bring down our energy flow. Similarly, tea and coffee are not good for our system as they actually over-stimulate our body and leave us tired. Now you know why people run for a caffeine fix! Meat, alcohol, and cigarettes are considered lethargy inducing items. These foods or habits induce laziness in us. Using these substances make us dull and disturb the energy flow in our body. These foods create a feeling of depression in the morning. It is possible to support the cause for vegetarianism only from the point of view of practicality.
A spiritual point of view will provide a better understanding of the significance of vegetarian food. If an enlightened, spiritual master declares that vegetarianism is the best, then it is the ultimate truth. The master knows from experience. For every other argument we have strong counter arguments. It is in my personal experience that vegetarian food allows more sensitivity and ecstasy in the energy flow that happens in your system. We feel light and ecstatic with this diet. Definitely.,vegetarian food is better for people who wants to live a healthier life.