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Artichoke & Arugula Salad With Thyme & Red Bell Pepper

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How to Make Artichoke & Arugula Salad with Thyme & Red Bell Pepper

SERVINGS: 1
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

STYLE: WESTERN
PREPARATION: SALAD, RAW
EAT IN: SPRING
FOR OCCASION: CLEANSE

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
1 tbsp
1 tbsp
2 whole
1/2 tsp
1/4 c
1/4 tsp
1/4 lbs
1/4 tsp
2 pinch
2 pinch
1 pinch

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

1. Chop artichoke hearts, red bell pepper, & arugula.

2. Mix all ingredients & serve. Marinate for an hour to enhance flavor.

AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT

Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

Is Artichoke & Arugula Salad with Thyme & Red Bell Pepper Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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PUNGENT

ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.

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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.

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BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Pitta aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Aromatic

AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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Bland

BLAND

Bland means doesn't have much taste. In Chinese medicine, bland taste refers to afood without little macronutrients, such as cabbage, radish or bok choy.

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Artichoke & Arugula Salad with Thyme & Red Bell Pepper
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Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Stimulates Peristalsis

STIMULATES-PERISTALSIS

An herb that promotes involuntary smooth muscle contractions to facilitate the movement of food and waste through the digestive tract.

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Appetite Suppressant

APPETITE-SUPPRESSANT

Suppresses hunger without causing weight gain.

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Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

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Wakes You Up

WAKES-YOU-UP

Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.

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Strengthens Resolve

STRENGTHENS-RESOLVE

Increases determination and courage by reducing stress and building strength.

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Makes You Tired

MAKES-YOU-TIRED

Induces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.

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, Makes Jittery
Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Flushes Sinuses

FLUSHES-SINUSES

An herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.

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Warms Chest

WARMS-CHEST

Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.

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Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

Soothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.

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Decongestant

DECONGESTANT

An herb that reduces mucus production often by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.

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Expectorant

EXPECTORANT

Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.

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Flushes Membranes

FLUSHES-MEMBRANES

Herbs in this category stimulate mucus membranes to release fluids, flushing them out.

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Cardiac Stimulant

CARDIAC-STIMULANT

Herbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.

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Alterative

ALTERATIVE

Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.

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Vasodilator

VASODILATOR

A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.

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Cholagogue

CHOLAGOGUE

Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.

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Hepatoprotective

HEPATOPROTECTIVE

An herb that is capable of preventing liver damage. Many hepatoprotectives work via antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Hypolipidemic

HYPOLIPIDEMIC

Scrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.

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Lowers Blood Sugar

LOWERS-BLOOD-SUGAR

An herb that lowers blood sugar.

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Constituents:
Potassium,
Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

Blocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.

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, Tannins,
Nitric Oxide

NITRIC-OXIDE

Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.

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Polyphenols

POLYPHENOLS

Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants seen in many fruits and vegetables. There are more than 8,000 types.

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, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Soluble Fiber, Sodium,
Rosmarinic Acid

ROSMARINIC-ACID

Inhibits autoantibodies from binding to TSH receptors in the thyroid.

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Calcium

CALCIUM

Calcium nourishes bones and muscles. A muscle cell is activated when calcium enters the cell. It relaxes when the calcium is secreted.

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, Carbohydrate, Fats,
Iron

IRON

Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.

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Magnesium

MAGNESIUM

Helps muscles relax. Laxative.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Artichoke & Arugula Salad with Thyme & Red Bell Pepper

Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Flushes-sinuses, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-chest, Decongestant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Flushes-sinuses, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-chest, Decongestant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Decongestant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Flushes-sinuses, Strengthens-resolve, Warms-chest

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Garlic (raw)

Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common

Decongestant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Warms-chest

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Dandelion Leaves

Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Hepatoprotective, Lowers-blood-sugar, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-peristalsis

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Lowers-blood-sugar, Warms-chest, Decongestant, Expectorant, Soothes-throat, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Hepatoprotective, Appetite-suppressant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Cholagogue, Flushes-membranes, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative

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Red Wine Vinegar

Red Wine Vinegar has these Actions in Common

Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Diaphoretic, Hepatoprotective, Appetite-suppressant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Cholagogue, Flushes-membranes

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White Vinegar

White Vinegar has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Diaphoretic, Hepatoprotective, Appetite-suppressant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Cholagogue, Flushes-membranes, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Coffee

Coffee has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Cholagogue, Makes-jittery, Stimulates-peristalsis, Diuretic, Makes-you-tired, Wakes-you-up

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Wasabi

Wasabi has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Expectorant, Wakes-you-up, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Vasodilator

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Artichoke & Arugula Salad with Thyme & Red Bell Pepper

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Vasodilator, Decongestant, Warms-chest

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Epsom Salt Bath

Epsom Salt Bath has these Actions in Common

Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Warms-chest, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Flushes-membranes, Flushes-sinuses, Internal-detoxicant

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant

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Hot Shower

Hot Shower has these Actions in Common

Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Flushes-membranes, Flushes-sinuses

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Hot Bath

Hot Bath has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Flushes-membranes, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Warms-chest

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Inhale Steam

Inhale Steam has these Actions in Common

Flushes-sinuses, Soothes-throat, Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Flushes-membranes

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Shilajit Tonic

Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Alterative, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Breathing Exercises

Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Alterative, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Alterative

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Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Alterative

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Angelica

Angelica has these Actions in Common

Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Hepatoprotective

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About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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