We provide delicious, satisfying food that is good for you. Our menu plan has been prepared with care and attention and is packed with whole food goodness to nourish your body.
At Bodhi we have an alkaline approach that is predominantly vegetarian, with pulses, whole grains, seeds and nuts that supplement an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, giving the right balance of all three food groups – carbohydrates, proteins and fats. A diet of nutrients that is high in fibre, vitamins, minerals and naturally protective substances.
A wholesome diet, not only helps maintain overall good health, but can play a vital role in recovery from disease. On the other side, an unhealthy diet is a key contributory factor for many diseases.
The food we eat impacts on the way we feel physically and emotionally. Making the right food choices, eating a variety of whole foods is investing in yourself, your well being and helps keep illness at bay.
Fish portions are available on certain days for those who require them. They are prepared and cooked in a separate kitchen to vegetarian food and juices.
Juicing supplies the body with a superb boost of nutrients. On a daily basis we serve juices that are bursting with goodness, made from various combinations of fresh fruit and vegetables, ensuring an adequate quota of vitamins and minerals.
Our bodies are able to make use of/utilize the juices quicker than solid food, which requires a much longer digestion period before any nourishment reaches the cells and tissues.
Juicing can speed up the detoxification process, aid digestion, support the immune system and weight loss.
Countless studies have found that a diet high in healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are associated with a reduced risk of diseases such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Many types of cancer
- Type 2 diabetes
Healthy whole foods are packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre. They are loaded with antioxidants, which help us by protecting our cells from damage.
One problem with most processed food is that, during the manufacturing process, many healthy nutrients are removed, but most significantly fibre. Then during the enrichment process, nutrients may be artificially added back in.
The final products can encourage weight gain and chronic disease because they are generally high in added salts, sugars, fats, artificial ingredients and other chemicals and low in nutrients and fibre. They can be addictive, make you over eat and promote excessive food cravings, leading to unwanted fat gain.
Unlike whole foods, which contain a mix of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, fiber, and water to help you feel satisfied, processed foods stimulate dopamine, a feel-good neurotransmitter, making you feel good even though the food lacks nutrients and fiber.
This artificial dopamine stimulation can lead to excessive food cravings and, ultimately, food addiction.
The solution to improving your health and losing weight is often as simple as swapping processed foods for real food. People have thrived on vegetables, fruits, meats, fish, eggs and other whole foods for centuries, while processed foods were only recently invented.
Processed foods contain many substances that are contrary to health, such foods cause fast and furious increases in blood sugar and insulin that, in the short term, can cause hunger to spike and can lead to overeating—and over the long term, increase the risk of weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease.
If you’re looking for motivation to limit your intake or stop eating processed foods, remember that this is about more than eating empty calories or even too much sugar, then book a holiday at Bodhi Retreat today.
Impressive results and benefits:
- Type 2 Diabetes – normalising blood sugar levels
- High Cholesterol – reducing and balancing levels
- High Blood Pressure – safely reducing levels
- Weight Loss – plus education to maintain the loss
- Detoxification – release of toxins from the body
Cookery and juicing demonstrations are are incorporated into the weekly programme.