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.
Trying to cut down on butter at the movies? Try popcorn with ghee and cinnamon. Ghee is golden and delicious. Children love it. It is also great as a garnish drizzled over food. For details on how to make ghee yourself search for "ghee" in the recipe...
"Life eats life," as Vimalananda is quoted in Robert Svoboda's book, "Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution." Many yogis drink milk, however, because it is the only animal food given willingly to another.
Oats have a slimy quality helping expectoration in Kapha when combined with spices. The slimy quality also helps soften the GI tract in Vata.
Be careful with granola bars! Dry oats in any form absorbs moisture from the GI tract, aggravating Vata if...
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