Better Health through Digestion with an Ayurvedic Diet
Digestion takes a lot of work.We use up to 60% of our daily metabolism on digesting our food. That means by the end of the day your intestines have run a marathon. We have a special word called 'agni' in ayurveda for the strength of digestion.
Give your digestion a breakWhen you are sick, taking the burden off your digestive organs gives your body some extra energy to heal itself. Giving your organs a rest improves your agni! Easy foods pull less blood into the digestive track keeping the mind light. That leaves more blood for the brain. Heavy food causes "food coma" or sleepiness after eating.
What kinds of foods are easy?Generally cooked, soft, and soupy foods. Foods that are like baby foods are easy to digest. No one gives steak or a salad to wean a baby from mother's milk. Instead, babies get mashed bananas and carrots. The idea is to get maximum nutrition with the least amount of digestive effort. Rice soups with steamed carrots is ideal!
Ayurveda's specialtyDigestion is ayurveda's speciality and gift. Ayurveda has a straightforward approach to treating conditions like IBS and Crohn's.
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