– Chāndogya Upaniṣad 7.26.2
The food we eat has a large effect on us. In recent times the accessibility and cheap cost of processed foods has created a devastating obesity epidemic. Whist millions in the developing world go hungry, the developed world is suffering from poor nutrition and harmful fast foods. In this environment we need to look to our food and examine what is sattvic (Pure). Is it packed with pesticides? Was it sourced ethically? Is it in line with Ahimsa? The qualities of freshness, cleanness, life-giving, healthy, nutritious foods are what we need. This advice is found throughout the scriptures and highlighted in chapter 16 of the Bhagavad Gita.
The food we eat has an impact not only on our physical body but also on our minds, may I choose the food which allows me to be as pure as possible.