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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 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 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 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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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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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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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 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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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cilantro.RECIPES WITH IT

Cilantro is the leaf of the coriander seed. Both the leaves and the seeds have citrus overtones. Cilantro, as a cooling herb, pairs well with hot spicy dishes.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cinnamon.RECIPES WITH IT

Cinnamon is a small evergreen tree in the Lauraceae family native to Sri Lanka. Other members of this family include sassafras, avocado, camphor, and spicebush. Trees of the laurel family, including cinnamon, predominate in the world's laurel forests....

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cranberry.RECIPES WITH IT

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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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Green Plantain.RECIPES WITH IT

Plantains have a festive yellow color and as you might guess, they are members of the banana family. While any Caribbean island dweller relishes a sweet banana for dessert or snacks, plantains are the preferred savory option for a meal. Plantains...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Hibiscus.RECIPES WITH IT

Hibiscus is from the same family as okra, cotton, and chocolate. More obscure members include durian, marshmallow root, & kola nut.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Honey.RECIPES WITH IT

Honey - The Nectar of the Gods This pure and natural heavenly gift from nature was the first sweetener known to man. Honey's sweet goodness has been an icon of abundance for centuries. It's golden syrup seems to capture the very...

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Cold food, including ice cubes, cause capillary beds in the stomach to constrict, reducing blood flow. The loss of blood flow reduces secretions slowing down digestion. A person with strong digestion can tolerate cold food. But a person with weak...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Kidney Beans.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 Millet.RECIPES WITH IT

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...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Mung Bean.RECIPES WITH IT

Looking for a new way to keep your body refreshed and cleansed this summer? Mung beans can help you keep your cool when the days are hot. These nourishing legumes are also famous for their cleansing abilities in Ayurveda.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Nutmeg.RECIPES WITH IT

Nutmeg is aromatic, astringent, and a sedative. It's aromatic quality makes it ideal for improving digestion, while astringent quality helps bind the stool. Nutmeg is thus the preferred spice for cold type diarrhea. Nutmeg cuts through fat of milk...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Persimmons.RECIPES WITH IT

Glossy orange-red American Persimmons (Diospyros virginiana) grow wild from the east coast through to the Midwest. Akin to dates, Persimmons are very sweet & gooey. They are too sweet to ferment or rot, and thus perfect for drying. American persimmons...

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Pinto beans are a 'mottled' bean. Regarding their cultural importance, pinto beans are the official state vegetable of Nex Mexico, where I studied ayurveda! Pinto beans are used for refried beans and chili. They are also called 'frijoles' in Mexico.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Pomegranate.RECIPES WITH IT

Pomegranate comes from the latin words for apple (pomum) and seed (granatum), altogether meaning 'seeded-apple'. The seeds of the pomegranate are embedded in a white membrane that is also used for its medicinal qualities in Ayurveda. The french word...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Poppy Seed.RECIPES WITH IT

From the poppy family, contains slight traces of narcotics that, like nutmeg, help induce sleep.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Potato.RECIPES WITH IT

Causes Weight Gain The abundance of starch in potato and their high glycemic index cause weight gain.This heaviness puts you to sleep and can slow digestion. Cools Inflammation Potatoes, un-remedied by spices...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Red Lentils (Masoor Dal).RECIPES WITH IT

Red lentils are more Vata provoking than mung beans, harder to digest, and more drying. Traditional dals are heavily spiced and very thin. Thick lentil soups are generally too heavy for western digestive systems unaccustomed to legumes as a source of...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Rose Petals.RECIPES WITH IT

The neglect of rose petal as a medicinal in western herbalism is astounding! A few hundred years ago, rose petal use was ubiquitous, in rose water, syrup, honey, sugar, conserve, julep, vinegar, electuary, wine, oil and ointment. It is still a popular...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Rose Water.RECIPES WITH IT

Rosewater is the water leftover from the production of rose essential oil. It has a wonderful rose fragrance. As Ayurveda students, we sprayed ourselves with rosewater mist on hot days to keep cool. Rosewater is available in most Indian and Middle...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Saffron.RECIPES WITH IT

Saffron's use is ancient. Saffron-based pigments have been found in 50,000 year-old paintings in northwest Iran. It conjures romance, royalty, and delicacy wherever it appears. Alexander the Great bathed in saffron to cure battle wounds. Cultivated...

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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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Traditionally used in idli's because it is lower quality than other dal's.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Walnuts.RECIPES WITH IT

The country of Georgia is famous for its walnut sauces. Walnuts also exude a golden yellow oil when pressed that is used as a garnish in Georgian dishes. Discover more about walnuts from one of my favorite authors, Paula Wolfert, in "The Cooking of the...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with White Navy Bean.RECIPES WITH IT

These white beans earned their name because of their widespread use by the navy, who considered the navy bean to be very nutritious. It is also a hardy variety easy to grow. Cannelini, Butter Beans and Great Northern Bean are two other kinds of white...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Yellow Lentil (Toor Dal).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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