Eat like a child for good health says Fauja Singh

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This super impressive athlete at the ripe old age of 106 years has run several marathons and has always stayed fit and active. His secret to success has been to run 6-8 miles a day and eat like a farmer with organic and fresh food. Over the years he has decreased the portion size of his meals to eat like a child. This is now being proven scientifically as the best way to eat – 4 to 6 smaller portions through the day is the ideal diet for adults to follow from benefits to their health and keeping their energy levels at optimum states at all times. Mr.Singh is also a strict vegetarian and his main daily meal consists of 1 roti (Indian flat bread), subzi (fresh vegetable curry) , saag (greens like spinach and kale), dal (lentils) and yogurt. Packaged food and intake of too many calories has been the main cause of obesity and  diabetes  leading to ill-health and death. Fauja stresses on the importance of an active lifestyle and eating right as the key to a healthy body.  The Sikh’s also practise the philosohy of “chardi  kala” which is the Punjabi term for aspiring to maintain a mental state of eternal optimism and joy. Sikhs are ideally expected to be in this positive state of mind as a sign of their contentment with the will of God (bhana), even during the times of adversity. So eat and act like a child if you want to be fit and healthy and live over a 100!

 

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