Written by John Immel,
Food is your first medicine in Ayurveda. A good diet maintains good health while a bad one leads to disease. Although a good diet starts with good intentions, to turn those good intentions into a habit of wellness, your pantry must be appropriately stocked. Stocking your pantry is step one in creating wholesome, nutritious meals.
Stocking an Ayurvedic pantry is an enjoyable and straightforward process, so no need to be intimidated if you are a beginner. Almost all the ingredients are easily sourced from your local supermarket, and only occasionally will you need to order something online or visit an Indian grocer.
Most items are very inexpensive too. In fact, you may notice a reduction in your weekly grocery bill! Not only this, but Ayurveda offers a wonderful way to simplify your kitchen. When you have the right tools and stick with pantry staples, shopping and cooking become a breeze and far less time consuming. It's also empowering to know you are making conscious choices with your food and contributing to your wellness in an easy and manageable way each day.
Once your pantry is stocked, you'll be ready to start your Ayurvedic lifestyle.