Vegetarian: As humans we have no claws or fangs; we’re not built to eat meat. Long digestive tract is built for processing fruits, vegetables and breaking down grains, nuts and seeds.
Note: Meat generates excessive uric acid in the body’s tissues; fish causes dehydration in the tissues, which is already a problem in the average American’s diet.12
Yogi Bhajan encouraged a strict lacto vegetarian diet, and suggested lots of green vegetables to cleanse and support our yogic lifestyle. He also mentioned the importance of consuming onion, ginger, and garlic.
“They used to call it a trinity root: onion, ginger, garlic were worshiped as trinity root. Onion for the blood, ginger for the nervous system, and garlic for the potency of the being and blood pressure.” Yogi Bhajan, 2/28/89
How can you incorporate a hefty dose of the Trinity Roots into your diet and begin to gain the incredible benefits that come by eating the three foods that Yogi Bhajan glorified?
The first step begins with your commitment to yourself and a healthier lifestyle that will enhance your Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice and morning sadhana. The second step is to bring substantial amounts of onions, garlic, and ginger into your kitchen. The third step begins with trying these simple recipes and building on the concepts and ideas presented here to seriously increase your intake, and reap the energetic and health giving rewards that the Trinity Roots can bring to your life.”
Raw vegetable juicing is another powerful way to detoxify and clean your temple, revivify your inner organs and rejuvenate your nervous system. It can increase vitality levels and keep you feeling energetic and youthful. Because of the easy assimilability of fresh raw vegetable juices and their supplemental nutritional value (using organic vegetables is best, when possible), I consider raw vegetable juicing one of the fountains of youth! (Some fruit juicing is okay; a minimum is suggested as too much will create a sugar imbalance in the body.)
Research and books on raw juicing can be found online and in larger health food stores.
Siri Ved Kaur Khalsa spent many years cooking for and learning from Yogi Bhajan in Los Angeles. Check out her wonderful approaches to preparing sacred, tasty, fun food and recipes at her website and blog here!