I found out recently how everything I thought about the food we eat might actually be a big lie, while searching for weight loss by yoga. Fine, less cholesterol. Fine, high fibre. Fine, more vegetables and fruits. All understandable. But what I found out about weight loss by yoga blew my mind.
Salt. I’m talking about common salt. The inconspicuous little jar of ‘free-flowing’ salt sits on every kitchen counter. I mean EVERY kitchen counter has salt. All I know is, you either put salt in your food, or eat bland, tasteless, ‘salt-less’ stuff. Right?
Curious about what yoga says about salt? Here’s the truth: you don’t need table salt. That’s right. Salt is one of the biggest mistakes humanity has ever made. Does any animal eat salt? No. Yet they don’t suffer from low blood pressure. Then, why should we eat salt? If you’re looking for weight loss by yoga, read this carefully:
Man ate fruits, raw vegetables, even raw meat. When man began cooking, salt from his food leached into the water he used. He had to find some way to make sure he took enough sodium. One solution was to drink the water he cooked his food in which has the salt from the cooked food. Another, easier solution was to add extra salt. He, of course, took the easy way out, adding extra salt in his food, with disastrous effects. 1 in 3 adults suffer from hypertension today.
Weight loss by yoga brings you one truth about salt that you would NEVER have thought about: we talk about the harm caused by chemical additives, food colours, flavours, etc. Isn’t salt an additive too? Then how can we consider salt a part of a natural human diet?
There’s simple solution, for weight loss with yoga, especially if you’re overweight: reduce the amount of salt you eat. For starters, you can reduce salt to half of the salt quantity you normally eat.
If you suffer from hypertension already, please consult your doctor before you cut salt. You don’t want to get yourself into trouble. These are only pointers to good health, and will definitely benefit you, but follow them carefully, to avoid danger. Your doctor will help you by adjusting your medications.
Importantly, for weight loss by yoga, take natural sources of salt: fruits and raw vegetables. Whenever you cook anything, drink the water you cooked it in, as a soup if you like.
The Bhagawad Gita says, ‘Foods that are too bitter, sour, salty, hot, pungent, dry and burning are dear to those in the mood of passion. Such foods cause distress, misery and disease.’ Do the last three words sound familiar? Reduce salt if you’re passionate about weight loss by yoga.
The 5 things that will happen are:
- You will feel better mentally, in just 2-3 days
- Your thirst will reduce and you won’t need to keep drinking water all the time
- The load on your kidneys will be less due to less salt in blood, saving you from kidney failure
- Your blood pressure will reduce because of less salt in blood, saving you from stroke and heart disease
- Weight loss by yoga: You will naturally reduce eating fatty foods, since most of these need salt, helping you reduce your weight efficiently and easily