Sentient Foods are conscious foods, dominated by natures sentient principals and are good for the body, mind and spirit. These foods include most fruits and vegetables, grains and legumes (beans). Sentient principles denote positive qualities that promote life and well being for all forms of sentient life for example harmlessness, natural or nature, vitality and age.
Sentient foods are CREATED THROUGH NATURE’S PROCESS and air in the production of vital energy IN THE HUMAN BODY. Sentient foods primarily affect the mind and spirit, as well as the body. Serious meditators, yogis and those individuals involved in spiritual practices benefit from a sentient diet. A sentient diet relates to a sattvic diet which is one of the three classifications of a yogic diet. This three-tierd system of dietary classification classifies foods that decrease the energy of the body as tamasic and those foods that increase the energy of the body as rajasic. These two classifications are also known as static (sedative) and mutative (stimulant).
· Grains (rice, bulgur)
· Porridge, muesli, bread, corn flakes, wheat, macaroni, oats, pastry
· Most vegetables and beans
· Fruits & nuts
· (Grass fed) milk, yogurt, cheese
· Soybeans soya flakes, soya milk, tofu, tempeh
· Honey, sugar (unrefined)
· Moderate amounts of most herbs and spices such as basil, cilantro, chives, rosemary
· Coffee and tea (with caffeine)
· Ginseng, carbonated drinks
· Strong spices
· Rotting or spoiled foods
· Onions and garlic
Foods that are pure and created through the principals of nature.
Mutative foods can be beneficial to the body but may or may not be beneficial to the mind. Stimulant foods (mutative) can be unnatural and contain high levels of toxicity, carcinogens and saturated fats. These foods are considered stimulants due to the way they stimulate the body negatively and often provoke mental restlessness. Mutative foods increase craving and hunger which can lead to food addiction. Foods that cannot be categorized as either sentient or static are also placed in this food group.
There is a static force that creates inertia in the universe. This force solidifies and binds consciousness which then characterizes some foods, and when eaten, they make the mind dull and drowsy. These foods are detrimental to mental concentration.
Other Things To Consider (hybrids)
Hybrid foods are created when two different varieties of a fruit or vegetable are crossed with each other. When apricot is crossed with plums, the fruit called pluots is produced. These foods are considered un- natural and un-healthy in many cases. When compatible plants are cross-bred, new plants are created. The cross pollination of hybrid foods can be natural, but are often man induced. For example, the honey crisp apple was created by a cross breeding program along with many other variations of fruits and vegetables.
Seedless apples, varieties of dates and kiwis, seedless pineapples, seedless citrus fruit, seedless grapes, seedless persimmons and seedless watermelons, among others.
Common Hybrid Vegetables
Beets, carrots, corn, potatoes, celery and cauliflower.
Other Hybrid Foods
Hybrid beans, nuts and seeds.These may include cashews, almonds, oats, rice, wheat, wheat grass, soy, legumes and most beans.
Goldenseal, ginseng, echinacea, chamomile, aloe vera, nutmeg, comfrey and garlic.
Another important aspect of sentient foods is based on how our bodies respond to the food we eat. It is imperative to listen to our bodies, it communicates to us when something is wrong inside of us and is not in-tune with our biological make up. Sentient foods is more than just a category of foods, sentient referring to the senses and the experience of the body is reflected in the way things effect the body, whether beneficial or harmful. Communication from the body can come in different forms such as headaches or pains, mucus build up, nausea, stomach pains, diarrhea, increase in body temperature, fatigue or tiredness, constipation, internal organ pains and other bodily pains experienced after eating. This is sentient wellness, a fundamental aspect to good health that can be found with all sentient beings. Different species and people all respond differently to different things especially when it comes to food and our bodies.
http://simplysentient.org/philosophy/, https://www.treehugger.com/whats-the-difference-between-gmo-foods-and-hybrid-foods-4868619, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sattvic_diet