Basic Dietary Rules That Ayurveda Recommends

Basic Dietary Rules That Ayurveda Recommends

Eat Food That Nourishes

Eating fresh is the best. We get the maximum nutrients from seasonal locally grown foods and our bodies are also made to process natural whole foods rather than processed foods.

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Choose whole grains over refined ones, whole fruits and lots of seasonal vegetables. Go organic for the maximum benefits.

Balanced Diet

A simple formula for this- include the six Ayurvedic tastes or Rasas: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent in every meal.

It is believed that including all six tastes in every meal will ensure a balanced meal and a feeling of satisfaction preventing snacking and overeating.

Load Up On Fruits And Vegetables

Colour your plate deep blue, purple, red, green, or orange. These are the richest sources of antioxidants and nutrients that help boost immunity.

Load up on fruits and vegetables, they are great internal cleansers too.

Make Nutrition Bioavailable

When we eat raw vegetables, the digestive system takes time to work through the layers to reach the core and release nutrients.

Eating them cooked means more efficient digestion. Ayurveda recommends that eating sautéed, steamed and cooked vegetables help the digestive process. If you want to eat salads, then lunch is the time to do so.

Spice Up

Spices are an integral part of our daily meals. They add to the taste but very few realise that spices add to a meals’ nutritional value too.

They enhance digestion, promoting absorption of nutrients to the maximum. Spices also add to the Ayurvedic principle of including all the rasas in a meal.

Cleanse Out

Ayurveda staunchly believes that when our digestive energy- Agni is robust, we are in a state of balance and health.

However, if our digestion is not good we build up Ama- an accumulation of digestive toxins. To avoid this, we must eat away from our computer or TV, in a peaceful atmosphere.

Food is eaten when you are actually hungry, let the body set the time. Eat at a moderate pace, neither gulping nor too slowly. Ayurveda also recommends a complete cleanse in every change of season, especially at the start of spring.

Drink Up Water

The key is to keep yourself hydrated and energized with water, preferably warm to flush out the toxin. Ice cold water is a bad idea, cool or room temperature is healthy.

The caffeine, aerated sodas and alcohols are not really the vitality boosting drinks! Go easy.

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