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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 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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Alcohol is a hot depressant. Initially, the heat combined with the relaxing qualties of alcohol dilate blood vessels, an aid to circulation. The heart, which is a naturally affectionate and social organ, predisposes one to fun and perhaps risky social...

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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 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 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 Apricot (dried).RECIPES WITH IT

See also fresh apricots

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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 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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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 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 Beets.RECIPES WITH IT

"A tale that begins with a beet will end with the devil", wrote Tom Robbins in Jitterbug Perfume. For good reason too - cooking with red beets leaves the hands looking blood-stained. A chef who slaughters beets cannot hide - only run from the scene of...

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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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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 Blueberry.RECIPES WITH IT

Pop a few blueberries in your mouth and you'll notice reduced agitation, a relaxing sensation in the eyes, and cool feeling in your skin. These visceral signs are your personal cue indicating blueberries' beneficial effect on your liver, and their...

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

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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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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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