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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Acorn.RECIPES WITH IT

Acorns are high in tannins, a bitter and astringent acid that irritates the digestive tract and causes constipation. However, tannins are water soluble.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Acorn Squash.RECIPES WITH IT

Acorn Squash is a nourishing, grounding vegetable whose sweetness can be the centerpiece of a hearty meal. As sweet taste is almost always cold, be sure to warm your acorn squash with mild spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, or more savory options like...

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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 Agave Nectar.RECIPES WITH IT

Agave, the main ingredient in Tequila, has resurfaced as a health fad in recent years. Sticky and delicious agave nectar, produced from the agave plant, has been touted as a healthier sweetener because it has a slightly lower glycemic index than sugar....

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Almond Butter.RECIPES WITH IT

Strength & Energy Building TonicLong before the agricultural revolution, humans feasted off nuts. This ancestral food is still one of the best ways to strengthen your body. Warm and creamy almonds contain more protein per serving...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Almond Milk.RECIPES WITH IT

Almond milk is a wonderful soothing drink that builds strength, immunity, and grounded energy. Its cool, heavy sweetness creates a sensation of stability and calm in the body, while offering easily accessible energy. For those suffering from lactose...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Almonds.RECIPES WITH IT

As the most widely grown tree nut in the world, these crunchy little nuggets are highly revered for building strength and intelligence across many ancient cultures. Originally native to the levant and in Northern Africa as far west as Morocco, almonds...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Avocado.RECIPES WITH IT

The avocado fruit grows on trees, but does not ripen until after it has been picked. It has a pear shape, and a rough, dark green to black skin with tiny bumps, which earned it the name "alligator pear". Unlike other fruits, avocado isn't sweet at all,...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Banana.RECIPES WITH IT

Replenish Electrolytes and RehydrateYou have spent a long hot afternoon tending your garden or chasing the kids and you're feeling parched. But sometimes, no matter how much water you drink, your body still feels thirsty. Simple...

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Half as sweet as sugar, with a distinct 'malty' taste. Dark brown, thick and sticky. Produced from sprouted barley. When seeds sprout, some of the carbohydrates get converted to simple sugars.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Basmati Rice.RECIPES WITH IT

Rice builds ojas. Ojas is said to have the smell of burnt rice. Of rices, Basmati is the most sattvic and aromatic. Rice is nourishing and easy to digest giving more 'bang for the buck'. Rice offers more calories with less effort from digestive...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Beef.RECIPES WITH IT

Red meat strongly rebuilds deficient blood. It is especially useful in late summer and early fall. Red meat increases Pitta and Kapha. Too much red meat clogs the lymphatic system (Kapha blocking Vata in rasa dhatu), and causes blood stangation...

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Beer is Cheer Few people don't enjoy a cold beer on a hot summer's day. The paradox is that beer, although bitter and refreshing to taste, heats the body up. On a hot day, that increased heat leaves you thirsty and dehydrated,...

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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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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 Blue Cheese.RECIPES WITH IT

Tangy and moldy, like gym socks but glorious all the same.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Bone Broth.RECIPES WITH IT

Bone broth is made from bones, water and vinegar. The vinegar helps leach important minerals from the bones.

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Bone Marrow and bone marrow fat are the heaviest and densest of all fats. It is a strong tonic and blood builder used for debilitated clients and those who over-exert their bodies, such as athletes. It is rich in minerals.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Bottle Gourd.RECIPES WITH IT

Bottle gourds feel like a cross between a cucumber and pear. They are common in Asia, but new to the United States. Bottle gourd is one of the earliest cultivated plants in the world, grown for its usefulness as a water carrying device when dried and...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Brazil Nut.RECIPES WITH IT

Brazil nuts have received recent popularity for their ability to stimulate the thyroid. This warm, rich nut won't fail to please you either. It's buttery, oily tastes is universally appreciated.

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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 Brown Rice Syrup.RECIPES WITH IT

Brown rice syrup is a sweetener derived fby cooking rice with enzymes (usually cultured from dried barley sprouts). It is only twenty percent as sweet as regular sugar.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Brown Sugar.RECIPES WITH IT

When Brown Sugar is called for in a recipe, you know that the result will be not only sweet, but rich in flavors and rustic. Brown sugar's homey-ness conjures images of Grandma's kitchen, breakfast pastries on winter mornings, rich and sweet. This is...

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Difficult to digest, heavy and cold. [Ashtanga Hrdayam Su 5:23]

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Butter (unsalted).RECIPES WITH IT

Butter increases cholesterol, which is Kapha in nature. Eat organic butter only because the toxins are concentrated as the milk is concentrated. Ayurveda recommends ghee over butter because it is lighter for digestion. Every get thirsty after eating...

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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 Butternut Squash.RECIPES WITH IT

Winter squashes, including butternut, are eaten in the autumn after they have absorbed the sun's energy over the summer. This stored energy gives squashes a warm ojas building heartiness that can comfort you through colder weather. Where most tonic...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cacao Butter.RECIPES WITH IT

Has a slight aroma of chocolate.

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Cannelini beans are italian.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cashews.RECIPES WITH IT

Sweet and heavy, cashews calm the nerves and satisfy your belly. The crescent shaped cashew is dense and warm, building strength and leaving you feeling sustained, particularly in cooler months. Initially crunchy, these nuts become creamy and smooth...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cheddar Cheese.RECIPES WITH IT

The richness of cheese promises nourishment, comfort and contentment. However, as it mixens and thickens mucus in the digestive tract with a thick, creamy layer of dairy, it bogs down digestion, and encourages candida growth. Once the richness enters...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Chestnuts.RECIPES WITH IT

Chestnuts are warm, sweet and nourishing. Their building nature is perfect for winter. Winter is a perfect time of year to strengthen your body, since your body responds better to building tonics throughout October, November, and December. Chestnuts...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Chicken.RECIPES WITH IT

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...

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Muscle fats ad juices are used for debilitated and convalescing patients in ayurveda. They are harder to digest than vegetable oils, heavier, and produce faster oleation in the body. Useful for dry Vata types.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Chicken Liver.RECIPES WITH IT

Pitta has liquid element. But when Pitta symptoms appear with dryness, Vata is to blame. Deficient liver or depletion of ojas leads to dryness and inflammation. Use chicken liver to pacify Vata in the liver, moistening it, building rasa and rakta...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Chickpea (Garbanzo).RECIPES WITH IT

The short answer is yes, chickpeas are good for you. Here are some of the ways: The fiber in chickpeas is nearly 75% insoluble and remains undigested as it reaches the colon. This significantly bulks up stools for a satisfying morning...

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