Hi, I am glad to be back with one more blog post on international health. Today, I shall take you through an interesting journey through Tibet. I will show you how the Tibetans have managed to keep themselves healthy and fit through food practices, meditation, and physical workouts.
Soups and Roast–Haven for International Health
Food is not only a source of energy and nutrients, but also the life that runs through your body, mind, and soul. According to the Tibetans, food gets converted to muscle fibers, blood, hormones, and the DNA in your body. Hence, they consider food as sacred and a gift to humanity.
Tsampa is made of huddled barley, which you have to boil, dry and roast. Then you can grind it into a fine powder. You can use it for preparing the soup. You have to add radish, butter, soy sauce, and other boiled veggies. You may also add chicken, meat, or beef to make it healthier and tastier. The ingredients can provide a sufficient quantity of proteins, vitamins, fat, calories, and other nutrients. Try it for breakfast and see how your energy levels remain at a high level throughout the day.
Tibetan Noodle Soup
The Tibetans call it Thenthuk. It is made of veggies and meat. It consists of the dough as the main ingredient. Onion, ginger, garlic, and other veggies, and meat are the other ingredients. You can make the dough with multigrain flour. You can prepare rolls from the dough and fry them in veggie oil. Use the other ingredients to prepare a broth. Cut the dough into fine pieces of noodles and add to the broth. Let the noodles boil in the broth for 10 minutes. Then you can serve.
The Tibetans consume Thenthuk with lunch or breakfast. It contains all the nutrients and minerals needed to strengthen your body and mind. The earliest Tibetan nomads consumed it for getting the stamina to move around the mountainous terrains in cold climatic conditions. The soup will also keep your body warm.
Tibetan roast is a solid food made of buckwheat, mushrooms, rosemary, red wine and veggies. You may also add meat or beef to get extra strength and energy. You have to fry the buckwheat and mushroom in olive oil. Boil the veggies and meat. You can mix the ingredients, add spices and wine. Boil for 10 minutes and serve. The Tibetans consume it for lunch and supper. It can vitalize the muscles, bones, and internal organs. It is also a rich source of blood cells and hormone boosting ingredients.
Beverages – Fine Tune Your Body
Rice beer is one of the most favored beverages in Tibet. Called as Drenching, it is popular among the Tibetan farmers during the harvest seasons. They use a special variety of rice called the jasmine-rice with dry yeast. The wine tastes fabulous and boosts energy levels within a few minutes of consumption.
In my next blog, I shall talk about the meditation and physical workouts of the Tibetans to celebrate the international health day.