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FOOD TO REDUCE KAPHA DOSHA

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Acai.RECIPES WITH IT

Acai means fruit that cries. Acai is a sweet & juicy fruit with a satisfying purple pulp. It provides rich nutrition, high antioxidant value, and fiber.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Adzuki Beans.RECIPES WITH IT

Adzuki beans are known to have originated in China where they are used extensively in traditional medicine. They are a staple in the macrobiotic diet and very popular in Japan, second only to the soybean in terms of consumption and popularity.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Ajwain.RECIPES WITH IT

Ajwain is native to the Middle East and is still common in Egypt as well as Indian cooking. Like turmeric, ajwain is a spice used to enhance digestibility rather than flavor.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Alfalfa Sprouts.RECIPES WITH IT

Promotes strength and solidity. Anabolic, but without creating stagnation. Regulates estrogen (phytoestrogens can increase or decrease estrogen as needed). Liver, Spleen Yin Tonic. Alfalfa is a urinary & GI membrane restorative. (Source: Holmes)

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Allspice.RECIPES WITH IT

Highly aromatic & spicy, Allspice is an ideal appetizer that refreshes the mouth. It is a delicious addition to meats and desserts, where it doubles as a digestive aid. It's taste and astringency closely resembles cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and it...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Aloe Vera Juice / Gel.RECIPES WITH IT

Aloe includes more than 250 species of flowering succulents and is native to Africa, Madagascar and Jordan. It is closely related to cactus, yucca and onion. For thousands of years and across many cultures, aloe has been used to heal a variety of...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Amaranth.RECIPES WITH IT

Amaranth represented up to 80% of the caloric intake of the Aztecs before the Spanish conquest. Amaranth tastes somewhat like corn, but is somewhat less sweet. Others have described the taste as nutty, like bacon or wood, or slightly bitter. It is...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Anise.RECIPES WITH IT

Anise is sweet and very aromatic.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Apple (cooked).RECIPES WITH IT

In Norse mythology, apples are said to provide eternal youthfulness. Apples appear in many religious traditions, including the bible, often as a forbidden fruit. Apples originated in Western Asia, where its wild ancestor still grows today. There are...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Apple (raw).RECIPES WITH IT

Apples are crunchy and leave a rough feeling on the roof of the mouth, both signs of astringency. Astringency is drying. Thus raw apples provoke Vata and constipation. Cooked apples and apple sauce are more Vata friendly. They are not astringent....

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Apple Cider Vinegar.RECIPES WITH IT

Often used for weight loss, vinegar strongly increases the flow of bile. Bile is a fatty, oily substance made by the liver, and stored in the gall bladder. It helps you digest fats. Since bile is also a fatty oily substance, draining bile from the...

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Frank Cook and I happened to visit our friend Aaron Wilson during apricot season in Jerome, Arizona. The Turks have a saying, 'the only thing better than this is an apricot from Damascus.' We should rewrite that phrase to include wild apricots from...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Artichoke.RECIPES WITH IT

Artichokes are a traditional liver remedy. As a member of the thistle family, they are

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Artichoke Hearts.RECIPES WITH IT

See the Ayurvedic Analysis of Artichokes page.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Arugula.RECIPES WITH IT

Its sharp peppery flavor is a sign that arugula is light and easy to digest for those with slow, cold digestion, or to help take a heavy meal and "lighten" it, so your body can assimilate the nutrients of the entire dish.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Asparagus.RECIPES WITH IT

Asparagus has a delicate flavor and texture making it an ideal vegetable for gourmet cuisine!

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Baking Powder.RECIPES WITH IT

Baking powder is a compound of both baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and an acid salt. When the mixture comes into contact with water or heat, the chemicals in baking powder react and form carbon dioxide, causing dough to rise.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Balsamic Vinegar.RECIPES WITH IT

Vinegar heats up digestion, but aids fat metabolism. Balsamic vinegar is made with red wine, which is hotter than other vinegars.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Barley.RECIPES WITH IT

Barley has an ancient history, and was first cultivated in the Near East.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Basil.RECIPES WITH IT

Basil's warm and spicy aroma adds a passionate flare to any dish, bringing the heat of the Mediterranean sun to your table. Its bright green color and vigorous flavor is unmistakable in pesto. It adds verve to a home-made tomato sauce, and is a perky...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Beet Greens.RECIPES WITH IT

The astringency of the beet can cause a fuzzy feeling on the teeth.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Bitter Melon.RECIPES WITH IT

The bitterest member of the gourd family, bitter melon is a popular vegetable in south asia from India northward to China.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Black Beans.RECIPES WITH IT

Black beans are a rich source of vegetable protein, easing any meat cravings for those seeking satiation. The shiny obsidian quality of the beans are a beautiful addition to any meal, providing an earthy depth and dark contrast. Black beans appear...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Black Pepper.RECIPES WITH IT

The word 'pepper' is dervied from the South Asian word 'pippali'. Pippali (long pepper) is a famous herb in Ayurveda for lung and heart conditions, and is a close relative of black pepper. The word pepper gradually came to include the unrelated New...

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Caffeine shifts awareness from the heart chakra to the third eye. New trades routes brought caffeinated beverages to Europe creating an 'Age of Enlightenment' and ending the middle ages. Ayurveda comes from an older time where the mind was not separate...

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Popular in southern soul food. Apparently, eating black eyed peas on New Years Day brings prosperity.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Broccoli.RECIPES WITH IT

Broccoli is packed with nutrients, high in fiber, and keeps the stomach satisfied for a long time. An entire bag of broccoli has about 100 calories, or the equivalent of two french fries at a fast food restaurant. Raw brassicas contain chemicals...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Brown Lentil.RECIPES WITH IT

Beans are the 'musical fruit' because they contain saponins to protect themselves against insects. Saponins form the sudsy foam on the surface of a cooking pot of beans. They prevent protein digestion resulting in stagnation and gas of the bowels.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Brown Rice.RECIPES WITH IT

Brown rice has a superior nutritional profile than white rice but it more difficult to digest. Brown rice is made by removing the husk from harvested rice grain but the bran layer and the germ are kept intact. In white rice, the bran and germ are...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Brussels sprouts.RECIPES WITH IT
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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Buckwheat.RECIPES WITH IT

Buckwheat's hearty warmth hits the spot on any damp cloudy day in November. Enjoy as you snuggle up with your loved ones, or while listening to crackling logs in a wood burning stove. Smoky, nutty and earthy, buckwheat is slightly demulcent like...

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Bitter detoxicant, Cold vasodilator, depurative, alterative, astringent diuretic. Stimulates kidneys to eliminate uric acid. like dandelion rt but not a potassium diuretic

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Beans are the 'musical fruit' because they contain saponins to protect themselves against insects. Saponins form the sudsy foam on the surface of a cooking pot of beans. They prevent protein digestion resulting in stagnation and gas of the bowels.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cabbage (cooked).RECIPES WITH IT

Cabbage's cool, light nature makes it ideal for recovery from a few days of heavy foods. Cooked, it is soft yet bulky, providing ample fiber to clear and gently cleanse the GI. A hot steaming bowl of soft cabbage soup soothes as it satisfies. Though...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cabbage (raw).RECIPES WITH IT

Raw brassicas contain chemicals that can block thyroid function called goitrogens. These chemicals are easily inactivated by steaming or cooking.

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