We have all heard the saying "you are what you eat." But have you ever thought about how what you eat affects your performance as you go about daily life?
Many people are discovering the benefits of a more organic, alkaline, vegetarian and balanced diet with reduced sugar and wheat. Aside from athletes, however, few of us stop to think about the specific "fuel" we put in our bodies before big events.
Being mindful of what you eat can help you prepare for whatever challenges you face, whether it is a mentally demanding business meeting or a parent-teacher conference, says world-renowned naturopath and energy psychologist, Her Holiness Sai Maa.
Certified in Naturopathic, Homeopathic and Osteopathic therapies in France, Maa holds a Ph.D. in Spirituality from the Open International University. Below she shares her best food choices for optimal brain and body performance. Remember to use organic ingredients where possible.
Business meetings: Eat for focus, groundedness.
Before a business meeting, try a good greens smoothie for balanced energy for the body and optimal alertness for the brain.
For dates and relationships, think warm!
A hot chocolate drink before a date warms the heart, or try this recipe:
Parent/teacher or student/teacher meetings:
Sai Maa recommends a very berry smoothie, high in antioxidants and vitamin C, for a drink loved by parents and children alike.
Before writing or other creative ventures:
Got a juicer? Try mixing your own to get the creative juices flowing:
After a workout or other athletic activity:
After exercise, try a good protein shake to replenish and support building the body, or fresh coconut water to rehydrate the body in a powerful way. 1 cup of almond milk (or fresh kefir), an apple, 2 scoops of good quality pure whey protein powder. Blend in Vitamix.
Sai Maa (SAY Sigh-Mah) is an international spiritual master, healer and leader of humanitarian efforts. She inspires and energizes people worldwide through Sai Maa Diksha (pure light blessing). With her unique combination of Eastern spiritual wisdom, Western therapeutic knowledge and maternal love, Sai Maa shares lessons to uplift humanity and help people master their own lives as she has mastered hers. Sai Maa has published two books, Petals of Grace: Essential Teachings for Self-Mastery and Points of Light. Learn more at; http://www.sai-maa.com