The Buddhist diet is designed in a way to make you physically and mentally healthy. This diet is inspired by an ancient belief where food is an integral part of a Buddhist’s spirituality.

In this article we will show you a few tips how to stay healthy the Buddhist way.

Buddhist Approach

Buddhist Approach

  • Eat vegetables

Because of the faith believe of non- violence to all creatures, most Buddhists are vegetarians. Their diet mostly contain: beans, lentils, salads, soups and veggie dishes.

  • Follow a strict schedule

Monks have strict routine, and they believe in having early breakfast, around 8-9 in the morning, lunch at 1 PM and dinner around 6 PM. Yes there is a long gap from the evening meal until the breakfast the next day, but your body will adjust to this rhythm in no time.

  • No snack

If you feel hungry between your meals, all you have is a bowl of fruits and a lots of green tea.

  • Desserts for special occasions

The intake of sweats and sugar is very low. Only once a week monks treat themselves with homemade oat bat or rice pudding.

  • They consume only home cooked meals

The Buddhist diet is based only on a simple and home cooked food. This type of cooking includes, very little salt, fresh herbs and spices and no preservatives.

  • Eat after meditation

Monks at Buddhist monasteries mediate before every meal. The logic behind this is to stay relaxed and calm in order to improve their digestion. If you choose to follow this diet, you will have to follow the meditation steps as well.

  • Eat in silence

You have to avoid the distraction of radio, phone, TV, or laptop. Eating in silence is a powerful practice.

  • Have porridge for breakfast

This age- old breakfast can be made salty or sweet. This is an adorable breakfast for those who don’t have time for cooking in the morning. It is rich in fiber and it can be made more nutritious by adding veggies.

  • Help with the meals
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It is important to prepare your own meals. If not, do the cleaning and chopping only.