How Can This Ayurvedic Food Make You Feel Great?
White rice is an 'empty carb' but is easy to digest. Brown rice is preferred for those with strong digestion who need more fiber in their diet. White rice is preferred for those with weak digestion or who are recovering from illness.
In Asia, brown rice is associated with poverty and wartime famine. In the west, brown rice is more expensive than white rice partially due to low supply and partially because brown rice turns rancid sooner.
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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.
Is Brown Rice Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SERVING SIZE: 1/4 c
SPECIES: Oryza sativa
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICSWhat is the biocharacteristic theory of medicine?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Here are the herbal actions of Brown Rice:
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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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Comments & Impressions of 'Brown Rice'Do you like 'brown rice'? Why or why not? What makes it unique? Is there something you'd like to know about 'brown rice'?
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My daughter gets alot of cold sores in her mouth. I make brown rice all the time. Should she stay away? Thanks Laura
I've noticed several clients with cold sores had general indigestion and inflammation throughout the GI tract. Since brown rice is difficult to digest, it could aggravate those symptoms. Hope that helps. -John
Hi, I don't understand why Brown Rice is ok for Kapha if it's heavy, difficult and sweet. Thank you
Brown rice is ok for Kapha because of its high fiber content.
How is brown rice pitta aggravating if it is sweet?
Because brown rice is difficult to digest it can be aggravating to Pitta.
Can you explain why brown rice aggravates Pitta? I don't see from the gunas or tastes why this is so.
Great question! Brown rice can be acidifying - meaning it can create a more acidic PH in the blood. It's difficult to digest so, if the agni is weak, it can linger in the body undigested creating gas, bloating and ama (metabolic waste) which is pitta aggravating.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSBrown Rice may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any food for a condition is highly dependent on the individual. Please see your doctor before using this food to treat a medical condition.
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as 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. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.