Written by John Immel,
When you eat a food out of healthy hunger, it seems to nourish you deep down to your bones as well. You feel energized, and satisfied.
Your body is engineered to steer you to the foods your body needs. When food has a nutrient your body needs, it is remarkably appealing. Your body has an innate capacity to recognize food that fulfills your nutritional necessities. How does your body accomplish this exceptional task without laboratories & blood tests? Your body does not relate to food using nutritional science. Instead, it senses the characteristics of the food, its taste, color & smell to intuit its nutritional profile.
Nature's methods aren't fool-proof, especially when confronted with processed food or artificial colors and flavors. You'll need to know the signs of false hunger too. Despite these limitations your sense organs can be a wonderful guide to healthy eating. Your sense organs were made to help you make healthy choices.
To awaken & develop your deep down cellular hunger skills, you have to engage your sense organs when making food choices. Spend some time in the produce section of the grocery store to discern the foods your body is craving. Are you attracted to a certain fruit or vegetable? Look at it carefully. Smell it before buying.
As you start to cultivate mindfulness of your cellular hunger, you'll find some of your uncanny desires have an obvious explanation, like craving ginger tea when fighting a cold, or lemonade on a summer day. Usually, cravings for seasonal fruits and vegetables come from your intelligent cellular hunger. My Saved Articles | Most Popular
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
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Quite often feel like a chocolate after dinner! Not a very healthy choice perhaps.
Thankful that you are spreading this knowledge so widely, Joseph.