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Mint, Lima Bean & Corn Succotash

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How to Make Mint, Lima Bean & Corn Succotash

SERVINGS: 2
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES

PREPARATION: BOILED
FOR OCCASION: BACKYARD-PICNIC-BBQ

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Boil corn, lima beans, salt and butter in 1c water on medium heat until soft. Mix in chopped fresh mint, remove from heat, and let sit, covered, for ten minutes.

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Is Mint, Lima Bean & Corn Succotash Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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INCREASES
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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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HEAVY

ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased 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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DIFFICULT

ABOUT DIFFICULT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Difficult refers to anything that is difficult to digest, or takes a long time to digest.

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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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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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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
AGGRAVATES
Vata aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
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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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 Mint, Lima Bean & Corn Succotash
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Experiences are Personal
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.

Nerve Relaxant Grounding

NERVE-RELAXANT-GROUNDING

Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.

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Strengthens Resolve

STRENGTHENS-RESOLVE

Increases determination and courage by reducing stress and building strength.

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Stimulates Front Of Brain

STIMULATES-FRONT-OF-BRAIN

Creates a feeling of awareness or tension in the area in the forehead. Activates the frontal lobe - the area responsible for motor function, emotional expression, thinking, and decision making.

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Stimulates Crown

STIMULATES-CROWN

Creates a feeling of awareness or tension in the area at the top of the head.

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Dopaminergic

DOPAMINERGIC

Dopamine lifts mood, but also reduces prolactin, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), and lutenizing hormone (LH).

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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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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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Refreshes Skin

REFRESHES-SKIN

Flushes the lymphatic system to cool, awaken, and revive the skin.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

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

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Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

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

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Flushes Sinuses

FLUSHES-SINUSES

An herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.

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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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Constituents:
Phytates

PHYTATES

Phytates prevent absorption of nutrients. They are commonly found in all seeds, including nuts, grains, and beans. Sprouting greatly reduces phytate content, as well as long, slow cooking with vinegar.

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, Fats, Vitamin D, Folate,
Inositol

INOSITOL

Inositol is an alcohol sugar made naturally in the human body from glucose. It is lipotropic (aiding fat metabilism in the liver). It affects a variety of hormones, neurotransmitters, steroid, growth factors and water.

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, Protein, Potassium,
Saponins

SAPONINS

Can be used to make soap. Saponins stimulate mucus membrane secretion, liquefying mucus for easy removal (expectorant).

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Coumarin

COUMARIN

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

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, Sodium,
Rosmarinic Acid

ROSMARINIC-ACID

Inhibits autoantibodies from binding to TSH receptors in the thyroid.

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, Carbohydrate,
Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

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

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, Melatonin,
Iron

IRON

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

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Mint, Lima Bean & Corn Succotash

Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Flushes-sinuses, Strengthens-resolve, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Diuretic, Stimulates-front-of-brain

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Mint

Mint has these Actions in Common

Refreshes-skin, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Dopaminergic, Stimulates-crown, Wakes-you-up

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Flushes-sinuses, Strengthens-resolve, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Diuretic, Stimulates-front-of-brain

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Diuretic, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Flushes-sinuses, Strengthens-resolve

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Daikon Radish

Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Stimulates-crown, Flushes-sinuses, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Refreshing

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Green Tea

Green Tea has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Refreshing, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Stimulates-crown, Wakes-you-up

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Orange

Orange has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Refreshes-skin, Wakes-you-up

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Avocado

Avocado has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Diuretic, Refreshes-skin, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach

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Buckwheat

Buckwheat has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Strengthens-resolve, Nutritive, Diuretic, Satisfies-stomach

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Tofu

Tofu has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Nutritive, Diuretic, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Amaranth

Amaranth has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Appetite-suppressant, Nutritive, Diuretic, Satisfies-stomach

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Mint, Lima Bean & Corn Succotash

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Refreshing, Stimulates-crown, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain

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Regular exercise

Regular exercise has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Strengthens-resolve, Wakes-you-up, Diaphoretic, Refreshes-skin

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Sniff raw onions, chopped

Sniff raw onions, chopped has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Refreshing, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Wakes-you-up

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External Breath (Bahya Pranayama)

External Breath (Bahya Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-crown, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Wakes-you-up

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Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

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

Stimulates-crown, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Wakes-you-up, Refreshing

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Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Refreshing, Stimulates-crown, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain

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Reduced lemon juice

Reduced lemon juice has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Wakes-you-up

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Cold Shower / Bath

Cold Shower / Bath has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Dopaminergic, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

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Nasya Oil

Nasya Oil has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Flushes-sinuses, Refreshing

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Blue Vervain

Blue Vervain has these Actions in Common

Dopaminergic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Diaphoretic, Diuretic

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Vacha (Calamus, Sweet Flag)

Vacha (Calamus, Sweet Flag) has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Stimulates-front-of-brain, Wakes-you-up

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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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