Yoga and Junk Food


What is junk food? That may seem like a difficult question to answer these days, with ever-shifting attitudes towards healthy eating. Junk food articles can be found daily along with endless new theories on what exactly we should, or shouldn’t be eating …





One thing is for certain… more and more things today are being consumed under the label of ‘food’ which provide neither sustenance nor nourishment to our beings, and in many ways, cause us great harm.

… What we must call this ‘so-called food’ is ‘junk’!


“I believe that anyone who makes a religion out of food has misunderstood the entire point of sane living…

But sane living demands that we do know what goes into this machinery [our body] and how to care for it most efficiently.”

~ Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Gurumaharaj
“Yoga, Step by Step”

What is Junk Food?

“I believe that anyone who makes a religion out of food has misunderstood the entire point of sane living…

But sane living demands that we do know what goes into this machinery [our body] and how to care for it most efficiently.”

~ Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Gurumaharaj
“Yoga, Step by Step”

When most people think about unhealthy food, they probably think about potato chips, soft drinks and candy. But there is a vast array of foods that fit along with these too.

We needn’t even attach the word ‘food’ to this group of ingestions because they fulfill none of the characteristics of such. We can simply call it ‘junk’, which some people, for some reason, have decided to eat!

Eating habits have become so grossly deformed in modern lifestyles that a considerable amount of what many people eat on a daily basis is terribly unhealthy. I have even observed some people who rarely ever ingest anything of notable nutritional value!

This type of repulsively perverse diet forms a foundation of being which is responsible for countless ills, not only physical, but mental and emotional as well. “You are what you eat”. When one eats ‘garbage’ one becomes ‘garbage’.

Food additives, preservatives, synthetics (colourings, flavourings and stabilizers), refined sugars and starches, pesticide and herbicide residues, and the growing genetic modification of plant (and animal) foods have become the predominant features of much of the food on grocery shelves today — none of which is compatible with our human biology. Yet we ingest it will regularity, without question.

The average person may be surprised to find out that what they consider to be the mainstay of their diet would fall within the category of junk …

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