Today's fast-paced life leaves very little time for us to think about our health. The body is the most important asset we are born with and this is what stays with us till the end of life.
With the kind of evolution in the new-aged food market, it becomes crucial for us to start getting more knowledgeable about our well-being. And it starts with fixing our food habits.
We are what we eat.
A deeper understanding of food and how to eat them is required to lead a healthier life. Below is a list of 5 books that will help you learn better about vegetarian recipes and also explain how food interacts with our body.
1. A Taste of Well-Being: Sadhguru's Insights for Your Gastronomics
The book teaches you the correct diet for your body. According to the yogic tradition, the quality of food determines how healthy your body and mind can become.
The book contains the recipes that have been perfected in the Isha Yoga Centre kitchen. The recipes are based on the insights from Sadhguru on the process of eating and digestion. A book that will help you learn the art of making a complete yogic meal that fulfils your body and mind.
Author: Isha Foundation
2. The Everyday Healthy Vegetarian by Nandita Iyer
Contrary to people's perception, cooking a healthy meal is very simple and this is what this book talks about.
The author guides us through 100 delicious recipes made from vegetables and fruits that account for high protein content in the diet. She also emphasizes on how food can fill you with lots of energy throughout the day and also stimulate your brain for high performance.
The book consists of the nutrition value of foods, diabetic recipes, weekly meal plans and even how to grow vegetables in your home garden.
Author: Nandita Iyer
Publisher: Hachette India
3. Green Kitchen at Home: Quick and Healthy Vegetarian Food for Every Day
The authors have focussed on how to make healthy vegetarian recipes simple that can be cooked during a busy week. The book features wholesome food for vegetarians and even for meat-eaters.
This book is a good guide for smart cooking like how some ingredients can act as the building blocks for a variety of recipes or how you can substitute few elements to readily available canned food items etc.
The book captures the recipes for all your meals from breakfast to desserts.
Author: David Frenkiel, Luise Vindahl
Publisher: Hardie Grant
4. Healthy Food – Wholesome Millet Recipes
The author of the book has presented her cookery show on National Television about 6 times and has won a lot of prizes in cookery competitions.
The recipes in the book provide a good balance of proteins, vitamins, iron and fibre which are essentials for our body. These recipes include ingredients that are readily available in the Indian markets like millets, rice, gram, nuts, vegetables and lentils.
Author: A Santha Ramanujam
Publisher: Creative Workshop
5. Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain's Silent Killers
With the healthy eating wave in our society, more and more people are switching to eating fewer animal products or eliminating them from the diet completely.
As a celebrated nutritionist, the author talks about how healthy food can be delicious and enhance your body’s athletic potential. Her book offers more than a hundred easy vegetarian recipes that allow athletes to aim for a higher level of performance that they look for. The book captures beautiful pictures of food along with their nutritional values.
Author: Anita Bean
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
If you are vegetarian, we highly recommend you to follow the blog, VegFit which is a platform for vegetarians who are looking to get fitter and lead a healthy lifestyle. The blog features posts like plant-based high protein foods for vegetarians, tips to motivate yourself to workout consistently, habits to avoid craving for unhealthy foods and much more.
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