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Balanced diet : Eastern and vegetarian food

SHA Wellness Clinic
November 29, 2017

Are you looking for a balanced diet and interested in Eastern culture and cuisine? Then you’ll want to keep reading this post.

Maybe you’re looking for a weight-loss diet, but which one best fits your needs and tastes? Not all these diets are vegetarian; the possibilities are endless. Even so, remember that these diets are fundamentally plant-based.

Keep reading to learn more.

Best known Eastern diets

They are all based on: the ingredients used, which are usually grains and legumes and other healthy foods; preparation techniques, usually cooking; and how these components are related to traditional Chinese medicine.

Buddhist diet

This is hailed as an effective weight-loss diet, though sticking to it requires a good deal of willpower.

The basic ingredients are grains, legumes and vegetables. How you eat is very important. You must eat slowly and chew each mouthful at least 20 times. This also helps digestion and lets you feel full after eating less food.

Taoist diet

Health and food are closely linked in this balanced diet. The laws of nature must always be followed, so this diet is based on consuming the foods available in each season: summer, autumn, winter and spring.

This provides us with additional benefits in the form of nutrients, because the foods retain their quality and nutritional power by not having to undergo preserving processes.

This vegetarian diet is closely related to traditional Chinese medicine and seeks wellness through balanced eating.

Ayuervedic diet

This is an age-old diet based on the medicine of the same name.

It seeks to find balance within the body. It’s not about obsessing over losing weight, but improving your quality of life and purifying and detoxifying your bodies; the pounds lost are secondary.

This is achieved through groups of flavors: bitter, astringent, sweet, salty, sour and spicy. These are combined to help you achieve your goals.

Chinese diet

This is a balanced diet based on avoiding greasy foods and replacing them with lots of vegetables, grains and fish.

You can get extra benefits by supplementing the diet with green tea and other herbal infusions.

Which one will you choose?

There are many options, each with its pros and cons, but they all share one thing in common: improving your health while helping you lose that extra weight.

At SHA Wellness Clinic we recommend the Detox Program to recover energy and vitality and to cleanse the body of built-up toxins.


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