GOING BACK TO THE BASICS
by Rosanna Martella
With the environmental concerns that the world is facing today, the rape of this planet and the erosion of humanistic values, it is a good thing to reconnect our attention to a basic way of life, and we can start from the food that we eat.
GRAIN CULTIVATION IS NOT POLLUTING
ANIMAL RAISING IS VERY POLLUTING
GRAIN IS VERY EASY TO STORE
MEAT IS VERY EXPENSIVE TO STORE
GRAIN KEEPS FOR A LONG TIME
MEAT DETERIORATE QUICKLY
The food that we eat has an effect not only on our body and mind, but also on the environment.
In grain, the fruit and the seed have merged to become one.
A grain is composed of the root, the seed/germ, the leaves, stem and the fruit, plus an invisible energy field that gives the vibration and strength to the seed to grow into a plant. The vibration is that part which makes the seed alive.
Grains have two components that makes them unique among the world of foods. They are complete in themselves and are endlessly adaptable.
Grains are adaptable to the varied geographical and climactic conditions of our planet.
Barley has the widest growing area of any other grain. It can grow north beyond the Arctic Circle and as far south as Ethiopia.
Grain can be stored for hundreds of years.
When we eat whole grains, in time we see life more complete, because we eat the whole thing, the seed and the fruit plus the invisible energy, the life force.
SO: EAT THE WHOLE AND YOU HAVE A COMPLETE PICTURE.
Whole Rice can be eaten every day of our life and yet it remains delicious to the taste.
There are mental and spiritual, as well as physical benefits that come from eating a food that has this wealth of unique qualities.
Brown rice opens the mind.
It gives the ability to connect or synthesize different ideas, as it does with different foods. It promotes a sense of oneness with our surroundings.
With brown rice and whole grain as the center of our diet, we can significantly improve and maintain the health of our bodies, mind and spirit. When we are in a healthy state we are more keen to understand that all of life is one and the neglect and destruction of one aspect or part of it, destroys the balance of the whole.
Brown rice can be cooked with all other foods to the mutual enhancement of each other.
As an example, all types of meat and sea food, with other grains, as well as with beans, seeds, nuts and vegetables.
Rice can be combined with dairy food to create sweet dishes, with fruit and other food to create satisfying desserts.
The amount of whole grain that we eat in a day is important too.
When we eat 50 % or more whole grains we become calm and more active.
We cannot separate the way we eat from how we eat.
CHEWING IS PHYSICAL & MENTAL
Chewing gives you the ability to digest food and digest ideas.
The more you chew the more you digest food and absorb ideas.
The position of the body while eating is important too. The spine needs to be straight, and we must be sitting, on a chair or on the floor in a lotus position.
If the position is not good it shows a lack of vitality, weak intestine, weak digestion, lack of appetite and appreciation.