SERVING SIZE: 1/2 c
How Can This Ayurvedic Food Make You Feel Great?
Replenish ElectrolytesAt any corner market in sweltering India, Thailand or Bali, you can drink fresh coconut water out of the nut with a straw, and dig out the sweet meat with a spoon.
Coconut water quenches even the strongest thirst. Coconut's amazing ability to re-hydrate you was recognized in WWII, where coconut water was actually used for blood transfusions. Electrolyte rich drinks help replenish minerals and salts as well as fluid, helping your body absorb water for relief of cellular thirst. Coconut water contains a small amount of nutritive fat, giving it an creamy feeling on the tongue that leaving a parched palate feeling moist.
Soothing, Cooling ReliefCoconut water is also a coolant, meaning it is a soothing anti-inflammatory for your skin and in your gut. Drinking it provides immediate relief. Its creaminess soothes inflamed mucosal membranes in the entire digestive tract. If you are suffering from dryness or heat conditions of the GI, or even simple dehydration, coconut water will cool and soothe. Its cooling properties suppress the appetite.
Nourish KindnessAs a nutritive nutritive brain tonic coconut water calms and grounds anxious, heated thoughts that so easily flare on summer afternoon. By nature an ambitious organ, the liver falls victim to intense, hot blooded emotions and pitta internal heat conditions. Coconut water cools the blood, nourishing your exhausted liver. Its sweet, delicious water restores your affectionate side, making coconut water a popular aphrodisiac in the tropics.
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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 Coconut Water Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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 Coconut Water:
APPETITE-SUPPRESSANTSuppresses hunger without causing weight gain
QUENCHES-THIRSTAn herb or substance that relieves thirst.
ANTACIDHerbs that neutralize acidity in the gastrointestinal tract, the stomach in particular.
Energy Vitality Strength:
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
Heart & Circulation:
REBUILD-ELECTROLYTESSubstances that increase your electrolyte balance. Electrolytes help you retain water, keep your palate moist, and truly quench your thirst.
REBUILDS-FLUIDSHerbs or substances that create moisture in the body and increase fluids.
REFRIGERANTAn herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
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.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
BRAIN-TONICAn herb that strengthens the brain, thereby improves either mental function, stamina, or stability.
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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.
Reproductive HealthAbortion (Past, Recent or Considering), Painful menstruation & menstrual cramps
SkinAcne - general, Acne - painful, Easily hot, Psoriasis, Rashes, Sensitive to Poison Ivy, Skin red after mild abrasion, Skin sensitivity to chemicals, Sun sensitivity, Warm & rosy skin
Mind Stress SleepAnger, irritable, ambitious, analytical, At odds with church / religion, At odds with family, At odds with local community, At odds with nationality / culture, Conflict makes me angry, irritable, Dizzy / Light-headed, Easily insulted / sensitive, Judgmental, Migraines, Overwhelmed by responsibilities, Sharp language
DietAnorexia, past or current, Bulimia, past or current, Irregular Thirst
Blood and CirculationAutoimmune Disorders, Bloodshot Eyes, Feet or Ankles Swelling, Flushes Easily, Heat aggravates my skin, Hepatitis (Past/Current), Hot Flashes, Irregular heartbeat, Jaundice, Liver Sore, Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), Night sweats, Sensitive to Alcohol, Sweat often, Thalassemia Minor
DigestionCrohn's Disease, Dry Mouth / Tongue, Duodenal Ulcer, Food allergy, Gastritis, H pylori infection, Hyperacidity, Pain above belly button, Pancreatic Insufficiency, Receding gums, Sour Taste in Mouth, Stomach Ulcer, Strong/frequently thirsty, Ulcerative Colitis, Vomiting Blood, Yellow teeth
PoopExplosive elimination, Frothy Stool / with Bubbles, Stool entirely liquid, no solid pieces, Stool in mushy pieces mixed with liquid, Stool thick mud, Tarry black stools, Yellow stool
BonesFibromyalgiaModerate pace, goal oriented activity
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.