HOW TO NOURISH YOUR SPIRIT WITH PLANTS
Did you nourish your spirit today?
There are many ways people feed the soul, whether it’s through spending time in nature, meditating, praying, or exercising. But many don’t realize the immense power that nutrition plays in the vitality of their spirit.
Spirit is defined as the nonphysical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character. It’s important to nurture the part of you that makes you who you are and drives everything you do!
We are all connected.
In Buddhism, Ahimsa is an idea that promotes respect for all living things and avoidance of violence toward others. It’s deeply connected with the principle of compassion towards all earthlings.
Is your body a garden, or a graveyard? The answer to this reveals how well your diet is supporting your spirit.
Aligning beliefs with actions is powerful.
With the vegan movement spreading fast, we often hear “Why does it matter what I eat?” The simple reason is that it personally affects you on every possible level, mind, body, and spirit.
The information is out there for anyone looking. If you passionately believe in doing your part to save the planet, plants are the answer for a light carbon footprint. If your main focus is animal liberation, plants are the answer to minimize suffering. And if you want to create health and wellness within yourself, plants help to heal, nourish, and raise your energy.
Think of a plant-based diet as a latte for the soul. It gives you the warm fuzzies inside to know that you’re doing your part to better the world we’re living in.
Diet is a PH balancing act.
Nutrition’s role is direct: what you eat, you become. Plants naturally have a high PH level, and with the alkalinity scale below you can see that fast food, animal products, and soda are the most acidic.
One reason this chart is balanced with plant foods on the right, and everything else on the left, is because of nature’s design. Humans are perfectly created to absorb the good stuff from plants. Likewise, plants are perfectly made to fit with us. This creates a trickle effect from body to mind to spirit.
Connecting the dots shows us that eating as close to the earth as possible is fantastic for you in every way.
So what are the best foods to eat?
Whole foods are the healthiest to eat. A simple, plant-based whole foods diet can be customized to work for anyone, regardless of allergies, diseases, and other health complications. Some examples of great whole foods to include in your diet are collard greens, tempeh, and garbanzo beans.
When eaten raw, collard greens keep all their vitamins and pack quite the boost of iron. We use collard greens because they’re perfect for you gluten-free folks! We hear you asking: what the heck is tempeh? It’s a great meat substitute with prebiotic superpowers. And chickpeas are an awesome little legume we use that brings a bit of magic everywhere they go.
We carefully select the best plants to bring you quality nutrition with the best flavor. We bring you plants to nourish your body and to give you superior fuel for your crazy day. But most importantly, they nourish your spirit by balancing your body, cleansing your mind, and supporting your spirit.