HOW TO USE FOOD AYURVEDICALLYEating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Eating ideal Food, along with healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong. Healthy eating not only improves your whole body, it also improves your mental state and emotional mood.
WHAT IS AN AYURVEDIC DIET LIKE?Ayurveda takes you out of the book, and back into your body with food. Nutritional information, book knowledge, and even the blood test you took last week can't tell you which vitamins and minerals you need today, right now. So you need a reliable way to make food choices moment to moment. Ayurveda gives you a clear, concise road map to make great food choices. From helping you understand your food cravings to identifying a satisfying, alluring option that you know is optimal - down deep in your bones.
An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. It's a custom fit diet for your body, so it's unique for each person. It also recognizes that your diet changes over time with the seasons, your stress level and age. Ayurvedic food is flavorful, tasty, and enjoyable.
It's based on the 6 tastes - sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent. Each taste has medicinal properties that are taken into account in creating the right diet for you. An Ayurvedic diet is also wholesome, healthy and delicious - flavored specifically for your palate. When you eat Ayurvedically, you'll find your meals always "hit the spot." This is why cooks love Ayurveda so much! Say goodbye to preservatives and packaging and hello to a colorful plate of fresh and enlivening real food. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you.
WHO NEEDS AN AYURVEDIC DIET?Everyone can benefit from eating a diet that best suits their body type. We all want health, emotional stability, and mental strength. Don't wait until you are ill to start eating Ayurvedically - instead enjoy your life today by inviting Ayurveda's highly sensual and delicious food into your life.
WHY AND HOW DOES AN AYURVEDIC DIET WORK?An Ayurvedic diet takes your unique body type and aggravated qualities (explained above) into account, recognizing that diets are not one size fits all. For example - individuals with a Vata body type often need more protein while those with a Kapha body type often need more roughage. By eating a healthy diet that's ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
HOW DO I GET STARTED HEALING MY BODY AND EATING AYURVEDICALLY?Start by taking our free quizzes to determine your body type and aggravated qualities. Then, create a diet automatically from your quiz results. Our system will identify compatible foods and recipes matching your constitution. Read our cooking articles if you need some coaching before putting your chef's hat on. Then dive in!
AYURVEDA AND DIGESTIONAyurveda is an especially powerful way to heal your digestion. For thousands of years digestion has been viewed as the root of all health and wellness in Ayurveda, and so Ayurveda has an elegant approach that is both vast and comprehensive.
Simply put, when you eat good food and digest it well, you build good blood. As if by magic, digestive enzymes inside your stomach break down the food you eat into nutrients your body can utilize. Once these nutrients are broken down and absorbed into your blood they are fed to your vital organs. Therefore, the better your digestion, the better your blood, the better your organs, and the better your health. Ayurveda never forgets that good nutrition depends on good digestion.
As awe inspiring as digestion is, it is not beyond your influence. In fact, your influence over your own food choices and digestive capacity is one of the greatest opportunities you have to influence your blood chemistry, and therefore your health. Anytime you take medicine, the first interaction of your body with the medicine happens in the digestive tract. The most profound way your body interacts with your environment - food or medicine, is by eating it. Food and digestion is where your body meets nature in the most profound way, a fact you can harness to your advantage. In short, your influence over your digestion can be a determining factor in your state of health and wellness.
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