Better Health through Digestion with an Ayurvedic Diet
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Fighting your sugar cravings sometimes makes them stronger. Instead, these seven steps are a gentler approach. They are designed to help you improve your relationship with food and your body. Ayurveda teaches you how to listen to your body, and eliminate or diminish food cravings to manageable levels without a struggle.
Unless you have a sugar addiction, your body can safely handle only a few teaspoons of sugar a day. This is the quantity of sugar you would naturally find in unprocessed foods like fruits. Modern factory foods tell a whole different story. Only a few hundred years ago King Henry of England struggled to obtain 3lbs of sugar for a feast. Sugar called 'white gold' in England back then. Today, sweet, sugary drinks account for over 25% of calories for the average American. Modern food is so rich with ice-cream, sugars and syrups that sugar consumption has increased 150x since the early 1900s.
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1. Take a short walk or stretch.Sometimes, even though there is plenty of energy available, it becomes inaccessible. Poor circulation, low oxygen and insulin resistance (the inability to absorb sugar from the blood), for example, can starve body cells. The starving cells get hungry and stimulate the taste buds via hormones. Walking raises the heart rate, oxygen levels, and brings blood (prana) everywhere in the body. Stretching flushes the lymphatic system. Walking and stretching help to release stored energy from within. The burst of energy help satisfy any starving organs and hunger cravings.
2. Drink a glass of warm waterAyurvedically, all pathological cravings come from low metabolism, high toxicity or congested blood. Low metabolism translates to low energy slump and depression. High toxicity translates to confusing your body and mind. Congested blood means residue buildup and blood stagnation clogging your circulation. The simplest way to keep your mind and body clear and refreshed is to maintain good circulation. Good circulation carries energy and strength wherever it is needed. Heat improves circulation by dilating blood vessels, stimulating the heart, and flushing glands. Any heat, including a hot bath, will encourage circulation.
3. Eat a pinch of black pepper or a slice of gingerPungent spices are cardiac stimulants and improve circulation. Trikatu is a famous pungent formula for stimulating circulation.
4. Eat a pinch of neem.Taste is not in the food but in the taste buds. The first symptom of disease is altered taste buds. Altered taste buds need a reset button. The best reset button for taste buds is bitter taste. Bitter taste clears the taste buds immediately and often clears pathological cravings as well. Bitter taste thins the blood improving circulation of oxygen and energy. Some example herbs that clear cravings include neem, gymneam sylvestre, and cardamom. Take a pinch whenever you get a craving.
Many people hate the taste of bitters because they aren't used to them. The bitter taste gets stronger the more we resist it and refuse to eat vegetables. Once the taste buds have returned to normal, bitters will taste better. It can take up to one month or more to reset taste buds. Sometimes food cravings disappear altogether simply from daily use of bitters.
5. Eat with AwarenessEating quickly and unconsciously leads to ill health. Robert Svoboda writes that even thinking about food causes weight gain because it releases stored sugars from the liver. Self denial doesn't educate taste buds; it makes them more stubborn.
On the other hand, satisfaction can stop your sugar cravings. For example, a banana. Bananas can satisfy your sweet craving but are much healthier than ice cream. Plus, bananas are heavy enough to help delay hunger for awhile. Ayurveda recommends that you always keep healthy options nearby for untimely cravings.
Eating with awareness will help you build a deeper relationship with the food. If the above steps fail to abate the craving, sit down and take a deep breath. Look at the food, smelling and savoring it deeply up to 10 times. Take a small bite, relishing the food, keeping it in the mouth as long as possible. Enjoy its taste without guilt, completely experiencing it. Swallow, then throw the rest away. Fifteen minutes later ask your body how it feels. Refine and re-educate your palate by reconnect the feeling with the taste.
6. Honor the BodyRemember that indulgence weakens organs. Give them time to recover their strength. Honor your body by eating lightly the next meal. Do not eat again until you are truly hungry. Drink small sips of warm water throughout the day to stimulate circulation and easy digestion. Light rice and vegetable soups with spices are generally the best way to heal after indulgence.
7. Discover True FulfilmentCarl Jung says that only way to heal psychosis is to find something more convincing. For some people. Life without their favorite foods would be terrible. When food is worshipped as a false idol, it means we have to realize deeper meaning in our lives. Ayurveda is personal integrity and harmony with nature. If the meaning of life is an ice cream cone we'll live and die by ice cream. True fulfilment comes from being filled with God.Desire and emptiness are not yours alone, but reminders of the deprivation of all humanity. When you feel controlled by desire, don't fight those feelings. Instead, redirect them. Through acts of charity, you can transform desire into holiness.
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