How Can This Ayurvedic Food Make You Feel Great?
Weight LossParsnip has high starch and sugar content while remaining low in calories. It's warming nature helps burn off fat. It's high soluble fiber content reduces cholesterol and supports healthy elimination. Altogether parsnip is an excellent choice for weight loss diets because it offers satisfaction and heartiness while helping shed pounds.
Parsnip and turnip are perhaps the most satisfying of foods with "bland" taste. Bland taste doesn't mean tasteless in Ayurveda, but instead refers to a class of foods that loosely correlate to what is known in the west as a 'negative calorie' food. These foods often have high fiber but low calorie content.
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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 Parsnip Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SERVING SIZE: 1/4 c
SPECIES: Pastinaca 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 Parsnip:
DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
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.
HYPOLIPIDEMICScrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels
WARMS-EARSStimulates peripheral circulation to warm extremities, including the ears.
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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Comments & Impressions of 'Parsnip'Do you like 'parsnip'? Why or why not? What makes it unique? Is there something you'd like to know about 'parsnip'?
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Personally, I hate parsnips and they give me gas. Yuck! I'm going to try to find an alternative to use in this recipe.
Yes parsnip's difficult, bitter qualities can result in gas if the digestive system can't process it efficiently. Sweet potato or carrot might be easier-to-digest substitutions!
Both! Lol! But if bitterness is desired, I'm thinking maybe celery (with leaves, minced) or bitter herbs/greens like rocket.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSParsnip 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.