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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...
Popular in southern soul food. Apparently, eating black eyed peas on New Years Day brings prosperity.
The dark meat of chicken is oily and has a rich fat content, making it a grounding, nourishing meat for Vata and Pitta. Chicken is an excellent choice to balance conditions of dryness and debility by giving the body strong protein with a heavy dose...
Cranberries grow in acidic bogs. Early settlers in North American thought cranberry flowers looked like a crane, and named them 'craneberry'. They are a major commercial crop in North America.
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Fish is lighter than poultry or meat. Although all meat is considered heavy and tamasic, we are labeling fish as sattvic relative to poultry and red meat.
Also called string beans!
Guava a tropical fruit that helps you feel refreshed on a hot summer?s day in the jungle. It invigorates the blood, boosting your immunity. Its fibrous texture alert you to its ability to help you have a healthy bowel movement and eliminate of toxins...
Lima beans are a relatively sweet, easy to digest bean and an important source of protein for vegetarian.
Millet is drier than other grains. It's astringency can help bind diarrhea. It is warmer than other grains, stimulating good digestion and agni. Due to astringency, millet may feel like sandpaper if the tissues of the digestive tract are irritated or...
Plums are the second most cultivated fruit in the world, second to apples. Varieties of plums have been traced back to Eastern Europe, the Caucasian mountains, and China. Plums along with olives, grapes and figs are among the earliest cultivated foods....
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Any dry grain will aggravate Vata.
Sunflower oil is a relatively safe, neutral oil for all three doshas. However, deep fried food aggravates all three doshas. Fried food aggravates Vata due to dryness, Pitta due to excess bile production, and Kapha due to heaviness.
Cooked zucchini is extremely easy to digest, making it a favorite for clients suffering from constipation, acid reflux, fatigue after meals, and many other disorders. It is very low in calories making it good for weight loss.
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