The Yoga Institute has invited open diners and cafes that will show how far the concept has come by making sattvic food fun.
At the Harmony Fest, the food stalls focus is on vegetarian fare and sattvic food to make sure that visitors can re-discover their taste buds.
From gourmets to gourmands, there will be something for everyone at the Harmony Fest’s food experiences as professional chefs from the city’s restaurants and home cooks alike will give their best to create the most delicious and healthy snacks and dishes from organic produce that will surprise many a visitor.
Speaking of surprises, is sattvic food synonymous with vegetarian food? Or vegan food? Or organic food? Today, so many labels are thrown around that it is hard to keep track. As the name suggest, a sattvic diet refers to food that contains the sattva quality. This is food that is rich in (bio) energy like fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts, whole grains, some dairy products and non-meat based proteins.
The freshness of the ingredients is key as well as eating the food prepared while it is fresh and not after it has been stored in the fridge or freezer or has been canned or otherwise processed as that would decrease its energy and therefore that or our body, making it tamasic. Food that is bitter, pungent, spicy or acidic in nature or starchy or fried is considered rajasic as it increases the energy of the body – rather than balancing it out as sattvic food would.
Very important in a sattvic diet is also the concept of mitahara or moderation in eating, which should be kept in mind at all times. So do come, enjoy our vegetarian and sattvic fare in moderation, and then come again the next day for more.