How Can This Ayurvedic Food Make You Feel Great?
Be careful with granola bars! Dry oats in any form absorbs moisture from the GI tract, aggravating Vata if there is a lack of adequate secretions from the intestines. Remedy by alternate sips of water and chewing well.
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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 Oats / Oatmeal Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SERVING SIZE: 1/4 c
SPECIES: Avena 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 Oats / Oatmeal:
APPETITE-SUPPRESSANTSuppresses hunger without causing weight gain
RELIEVES-BURNINGHerbs that soothe a burn or reduce an internal burning sensation, such as aloe vera.
GENERAL-LAXATIVEPromotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
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.
Makes you tired,
MAKES-YOU-TIREDInduces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.
NERVINEHerbs that specifically go to the nervous system and brain. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, even chronic pain.
SEDATIVESedative herbs create a sense of calm in the mind and body by specifically calming or quieting the nervous system. Excellent for anxiety, stress and chronic pain.
BUILDS-STAMINAPromotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.
SATISFIES-STOMACHProvides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
DEMULCENTHerbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.
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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Kindly illustrate all Ayurvedic Properties ( like Rasa, Veerya, Vipaak etc.) of oats / oatmeal.
Oats have a sweet rasa, a cooling virya and a sweet vipak. Cooked oats are heavy and gooey whereas dry oats are dry and rough.
Hi ,can you please tell me if i put ripped banan for sweetnes in cooked oatmeal is it a good combination or not ?
Generally speaking, it is best to eat fruits alone.
What about if we cook the banana along with oats? Is that okay?Thanks
Ideally fresh fruits are eaten alone rather than mixed with other food. Dried fruits like raisins would be better to cook with your oats.
are oats/oatmeal alkaline or acidic?
Oats would generally be considered more on the acidic side.
How do you know when you have too much oats for your current Vata or AMA imbalances
Oats are generally pacifying to Vata, so they generally support healing from a Vata imbalance. Because oats are generally easy to digest, they usually do not contribute to ama formation.
My teacher has told us countless times that oats are drying for vata, even cooked, because they take water from the colon to help with elimination (which gives the illusion that they're helping), in turn causing dryness in the colon. I find it quite confusing though when everywhere else says oats are fine cooked. Any thoughts?
We generally recommend Vata types enjoy oats with ghee and warming spices. We have found them to be Vata pacifying in our clinic. What is your experience when you eat oats? Do you find them drying?
I tend to have diarrhea after oatmeal. But find it very soothing. I'm vata. Any thought?
This could indicate a sensitivity or allergy to oats, where the body is trying to clear it from the system quickly. It might be helpful to have an allergy test or experiment with an elimination diet with oats. It's always best to work with a practitioner for specific symptoms.
I am a vata. This recipe sits heavy in my stomach and won't digest. I seem to have a problem digesting oatmeal.
Hi Janice, you can click the 'compare' button on the ingredient page to see some alternatives that might work better for you! https://www.joyfulbelly.com/Ayurveda/ingredient/Oats-Oatmeal/143?compare=1
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSOats / Oatmeal 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.