Food Taken by Indian (Himalayan) Saints

Sharma R

Published on: 2020-04-29


Food taken by Indian Saints, Himalayas is discussed in present paper. This food is secret of Long life and No diseases. Fagopyrum esculentum, Trapa natans, Echinochloa colona and Amaranth are the food taken by Indian and particularly Himalayan Saints. Fagopyrumesculentus belong stored Caryophyllales and family Polygonaceae, is rich nutritive value, Taken by Indians during fasting time. Echinochloa colona belongs to family Phocaea, Sava Khichadi is eaten during fast time. The secret of long life of Saints of Himalayas is studied in the present paper.


Food; Echinochloa colona; Trapa natans


Echinochloa colona belong stores family Poaceae, Paniceae, Trapa natans belongs to clade Rosids, order Myrtles and family Lythraceae, itcontains0.1g fat, 584mg potassium, 24 gm. Carbohydrate, 1.4 gm. protein, 01 calcium, 6% vitamin C, 15 % B6 5% Magnesium, 97 calories [1-5]. It is coolant, has antioxidant properties, it regularize digestive system , cures nausea, combat hypertension, cures jaundice, urine infection treatment, relieves cough, improves blood disorders, hair beneficiary, treats viral diseases, excellent foreskin. Echinochloa colona is antimicrobial, antioxidant, phytoremediation, it can be given for Prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, given in celiac diseases [6-8].

Materials and Methods

Survey of food habits of Indian Saints from Himalayas was done during 2015-2016.

Observations and Results

Fagopyrum esculentum belongs to family Polygonaceae itissuperfood,343calories per100 gm,3% fat, 13 % protein , fiber, vitamin B , minerals, niacin ,magnesium, phosphorous, Carbohydrate,(72 % ),Gluten free, it is eaten by patient so fader mat it is herpetiformes Amaranths belongs to family Amaranthaceous, 65% carbohydrate, 14 protein,B6Pantothenic acid (B6),Folate, magnesium(159%), 372calories, 14 gm. protein, 7.3 gmfat,morethan18 amino acids, B1(0.2 mg), B2 0 .25mg, B31mg, B51.5 mg, B6 .6 mg, B9 83 µ g, vitaminC4.3 mg, VitaminE1.2 mg, CA 160 mg, Iron7.7 mg, Magnesium22249mg, Phosphorus 558 mg, Potasium509 mg, Sodium 5 mg,Zinc2.9 mg, Water11.4 g, Selenium18.8 mcg [9-14].

Trapa Natans

Trapa natans is rich in Calcium and vitamin D. The Amaranth, Fagopyrumesculentus, Echinochlona colona, Trapa are food taken by saints and food taken during fast. These are super foods and can cure diseases. So these are antiviral an daytime crucial also Today whole world is suffering from Corona but extent of disease isles in India because of food habits of Indians, majority of Indians are vegetarian sand they take even super foods during fast that is why they are long lived and having less instance of microbial diseases. More than 100 Saints from Himalayas were surveyed. Indian saints from Himalayas do not eat meat and they avoid alcohol, they take Amaranth, Echinochloa colona, Fagopyrum esculentum, Trapa, Groundnut, Potatoes, vegetables and fruits this is the secret of their long life and no diseases. They do not have cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, and Obesity.


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