SERVING SIZE: 1/4 c
SPECIES: Vigna angularis
How Can This Ayurvedic Food Make You Feel Great?
High fiber cleanses the small intestine of toxicity as it leads to bulkier stools and a more satisfying elimination the next morning. The high fiber also reduces cholesterol. Meanwhile, adzuki is slightly diuretic, flushing and cleansing the urinary tract and kidneys of toxic heat. They also assist in clearing blood stagnation and reducing swelling.
Beans contain saponins in order to protect themselves from insects. However, these saponins inhibit protein digestion, resulting in stagnation and production of gas in the bowels - a whole lot of discomfort. The good news is that Adzuki beans are less "musical" as compared to other kinds of beans, so you can consume them safely without fear of public embarassment! Individuals who are blessed with a robust digestive system should be able to digest beans without gas formation.
ABOUT ADZUKI BEANS
BUYING & PREPARATION
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Adzuki beans have a sweet, nutty flavor that makes them a popular ingredient in Asian dessert recipes. A common preparation is to boil Adzuki beans with sugar and mash them into a soft red bean paste, used as a filling in many desserts or pureed with coconut milk in adzuki ice-cream. Adzuki beans may also be fermented or sprouted for more savory preparations, and are often paired with seaweed (kombu) and fish in soups. The powder may be mixed into sticky rice preparations garnished with black sesame seeds.
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WHY EAT AN AYURVEDIC DIET?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Ayurveda shows you your specific body type’s needs and what should be favored in your Ayurvedic menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Are Adzuki Beans Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL QUALITIES
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Energy Vitality Strength:
Heart & Circulation:
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
STYPTICA herb that contracts tissue or blood vessels. Generally styptics are astringent. They are often used to stop bleeding.
Kidney & Urinary:
DIURETICHerbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
Find Your Symptom:
DRIES-MOUTHMakes the mouth feel dry, or pasty.
MUSCLE-TONICHerbs that strengthen and tone muscle tissue. Helpful for people recovering from long term illness and debility, or after a sprain.
CONSTIPATIVEAn herb that binds stools / stops diarrhea. When used in excess, these herbs and foods can cause constipation.
High Fiber Laxative
HIGH-FIBER-LAXATIVEA class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The size of a stool stimulates peristalsis and the stool passes more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydrating.
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HOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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a traditional home remedy forThis information has not been validated by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Blood and CirculationAnemia, Blood light in color, Edema, Feet or Ankles Swelling, Water Retention
PoopDiarrhea, Mucus on stool, Rabbit pellet / Hard lumpy stool
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.