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Many of you might have heard “Gaas poos” in the movie Cheenicum. It was used to address the hero (BigB) in the movie as he is a vegetarian by choice though he is one of the best cooks in that chainees restaurant of his own. Always, people make fun of those who eat veggies. Same thing happened with me today while I was eating “Veg  Salad” with some sauce of Honey, Almond and Mustard.  Here is how it looks when it get it packed to carry away. Full of vegetables and grains, corn etc.

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Hmm, it was not all that yummy like the normal food. I took this because I was not feeling like eating food today and had little trouble digesting oily food too. So, this was one of the best option. Went to a nearest shop called “Namhadri’s” and bought one of this and also few apples and oranges. I always hated tomato’s and never used to have fresh fruits and vegetables regularly. I always had them along with my food during breakfast, lunch or dinner but I had never consumed them raw regularly. I always feel happy to be a veggie and I don’t mind if I don’t get too many options for the food. All I need is something that I like and something which doesn’t upset my tummy.

No offense. You eat what you like veg or non-veg. I have always found my self healthier than those who eat non-veg. Yeah, I’m little thin because I haven’t cared about my body much (I shall take care of it..). I recall few lines here as we talk about health and food.

ಒಪ್ಪತ್ತು ತಿಂದವ ಯೋಗಿ,

ಎರಡೊತ್ತು ತಿಂದವ ಭೋಗಿ

ಮೂರೊತ್ತು ತಿಂದವ ರೋಗಿ

ie. If a person eats food one time a day, he is Yogi (one who practices yoga and has achieved a high level of spiritual insight). If he consumes food twice a day, he is Bhogi (one who lavishly lives his life on earth). If he eats food for more than twice, he becomes a Rogi (patient or a unhealthy person). So, while you eat ensure you eat how much ever is required for the body to be healthy. Even if you eat one time you can be strong enough like Yogi.

Today due to advancements in technology, we are eating processed food which is not at all healthier. Even the veg salad which I had this afternoon might not be healthy as who know what chemicals they might have used. If we really check the food habits of our ancestors, they never really got to eat Pizzas but they really enjoyed the richness of food and lived happily for years without any illness. They had choices even when they got to eat only vegetarian food. Today if you really checkout the complete Indian menu, you really have a great amount of vegetarian food. For non-veg, I can’t really tell how many but I’m sure there are many. As per my experience Gaas poos is not bad at all and far better than eating non-veg. You always have options in front of you, and at times you might want to check which is good.

I thought of writing this piece of post because I wanted to capture all that comes in to my mind about health and food habits. I really never cared about the health so far but without health I will not be able to enojy what I do in life and I’m aware of that. I should correct myself by working on my food habits (Don’t worry, have no plans to try out non-veg).

ಆರೋಗ್ಯವೇ ಭಾಗ್ಯ (ArOgyavE bhaagya), Health is Wealth.