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Grapefruit Garnished With Fennel Powder

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How to Make Grapefruit Garnished with Fennel Powder

SERVINGS: 1
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES

MEAL: BREAKFAST
STYLE: WESTERN
PREPARATION: RAW
FOR OCCASION: CLEANSE

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

1. Peel 1 Grapefruit. Separate wedges, and peel bitter skin from each wedge. This is easiest if you cut the top of the wedge (the sharp angle) first.

2. Grind 1tsp fennel in coffee grinder. Garnish fennel powder on grapefruit and serve.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Grapefruit and fennel are ideal for late winter. The sour and bitter taste of grapefruit cleanses the liver. Fennel is both a digestive and a diuretic flushing excess water retention.

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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 Grapefruit Garnished with Fennel Powder 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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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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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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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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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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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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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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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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SOUR

ABOUT SOUR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sour refers to anything fermented or acidic.

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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 Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
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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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Grapefruit Garnished with Fennel Powder
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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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Quenches Thirst

QUENCHES-THIRST

An herb or substance that relieves thirst.

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Appetizer

APPETIZER

Herbs that cleanse the palate & stimulate hunger or desire to eat.

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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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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Refreshing

REFRESHING

Stimulates and wakes up the body, leaving it feeling cool, fresh, and energized.

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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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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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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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Raises Thyroid

RAISES-THYROID

An herb that increases thyroid function.

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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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Constituents:
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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Coumarin

COUMARIN

Moderately toxic, vascular tonic, hypotensive, and anti-inflammatory.

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Rutin

RUTIN

Rutin is a flavonoid with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Commonly used to treat conditions such as varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and high blood pressure.

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, Vitamin C,
Flavonoids

FLAVONOIDS

Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.

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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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Foods with a Similar Nature to Grapefruit Garnished with Fennel Powder

Grapefruit

Grapefruit has these Actions in Common

Hypolipidemic, Raises-thyroid, Stimulates-peristalsis, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up, Expectorant, Quenches-thirst, Stimulates-energy

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Internal-detoxicant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Expectorant, Wakes-you-up

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Ajwain

Ajwain has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Diuretic, Refreshing, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy

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Lime

Lime has these Actions in Common

Expectorant, Refreshing, Appetizer, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Cholagogue, Quenches-thirst

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Cilantro

Cilantro has these Actions in Common

Appetizer, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Cholagogue, Internal-detoxicant, Diuretic, Refreshing

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Lemon

Lemon has these Actions in Common

Appetizer, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Cholagogue, Quenches-thirst, Expectorant, Refreshing

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Ginger (Fresh)

Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Refreshing, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Appetizer

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Internal-detoxicant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Expectorant, Wakes-you-up

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Orange

Orange has these Actions in Common

Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up, Cholagogue, Refreshing, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy

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Spanish Black Radish

Spanish Black Radish has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Cardiac-stimulant, Expectorant, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic, Diuretic

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Coffee

Coffee has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Stimulates-peristalsis, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Cholagogue, Stimulates-energy

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Grapefruit Garnished with Fennel Powder

Shilajit Tonic

Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Raises-thyroid, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Appetizer, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Expectorant, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

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Bitter Orange Peel

Bitter Orange Peel has these Actions in Common

Appetizer, Cardiac-stimulant, Raises-thyroid, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-peristalsis, Wakes-you-up

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Breathing Exercises

Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Raises-thyroid, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Expectorant

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Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Raises-thyroid, Refreshing

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Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

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

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Raises-thyroid

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Hyssop Powder

Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic

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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common

Appetizer, Cardiac-stimulant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy

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Belly breathing

Belly breathing has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Raises-thyroid, Stimulates-energy

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Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common

Appetizer, Cardiac-stimulant, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Expectorant

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About John Joseph Immel

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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Just did it this morning, it will be one of my favors !
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