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How Can This Ayurvedic Food Make You Feel Great?
Cherries are warming and stimulate metabolism. You can best experience the warming effect of cherries eating them while sitting in the hot sun. We recommend you avoid overconsuming cherries on hot days for that reason.
Fabulous Fruity FiberJuicy cherries are excellent for dryness-constipation. Sour cherries themselves are a gentle laxative. The high fiber content of cherries create bulky, easy stools.
Strengthen Your BloodCherries are an excellent way to nourish your blood. High in iron, cherries rebuild deficient anemic blood. Their sour taste and anti-oxidants balance your blood and restablize your mood. Cherries are high in beta-carotene, which is nourishing to the liver and strengthening to the eyes. However, their warming nature can aggravate pitta.
DetoxFor Kapha constitutions with congested liver or lymphatic systems, berries are lymphatic movers that cleanse your liver and blood. Emotionally, cherries can help reduce frustration, and emotion associated with liver congestion, allowing you to remain mellow and calm amidst the hustle and bustle.
Moisturize Your SkinCherries are a skin tonic whose sweetness and sourness moisturizes your skin while restoring a healthy red glow.
BUYING & PREPARATION
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 Cherry Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SERVING SIZE: 1/2 c
SPECIES: Prunus spp.
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 Cherry:
GENERAL-LAXATIVEPromotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
ANTICARCINOGENICHerbs that inhibit or prevent the activity of a carcinogen or the development of cancer.
ANTIOXIDANTAn antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals that lead to a chain reaction causing damage or death to cells. Antioxidants terminate these oxidation reactions.
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
LIVOTONICAn herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias. Generally, liver tonics are oily, cool, sweet, mildly sour, or has beta-carotene.
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
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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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Deep red bing cherries are unctuous, heavy, and a Kapha increasing fruit
I've read that cherries are actually Pitta-pacifying as long as they're sweet. Is this true?
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSCherry 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. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. 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.