How to Make Mushroom Mashed Potatoes
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 30 MINUTES
Choose Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes for mashed potato recipes - thanks to their higher starch content, they are the best choices for smooth, creamy texture.
How Can Mushroom Mashed Potatoes Make You Feel Great?
Relax your Mind for Improved SleepMushroom Mashed Potatoes are an excellent choice for those suffering from insomnia due to constant worries. Potatoes, mushrooms and garlic each make you feel sleepy in their own way. Potatoes because they are heavy and calming by nature. Mushrooms have an earthy taste that is a sign of their ability to keep you grounded and calm your nervous system. People may naturally crave garlic in autumn for relaxation and transition to a more inward-focused winter hibernation.
Restore Kindness, Affection, & SecurityComfort food is kindness food that makes you feel affectionate and brings out your cuddly side. A satisfied, happy belly naturally makes a person feel more comfortable. If your day has been erratic and stressful, this traditional comfort food truly nurtures a sense of security and ease of being.
*Note:This remedy is helpful for deficient, under-nourished Vata constitutions only. For those feeling rundown, under-nourished from excessively light meals, and anxious about trying to get things done, a hearty bowl of Mushroom Mashed Potatoes is just what the doctor ordered. However, those with a Kapha constitution or who are overweight should take caution not to introduce the heavy qualities of mashed potatoes as a remedy for feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious.
Digestibility of PotatoesThe fiber content of potatoes aids regular elimination, while their astringency binds overly loose stools. Potatoes are also soothing and demulcent, making them useful for cooling inflammation in the GI tract. The heaviness of potatoes, un-remedied by spices, can cause gas for Vata and can slow digestion for Kapha. You might feel as though you've eaten a brick after eating mashed potatoes. Spiced with black pepper, salt and garlic, Mushroom Mashed Potatoes will digest more easily than traditional recipes. Feel free to add more ghee or spices if you still find digestion difficult, but love mashed potatoes nonetheless!
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Mushroom Mashed Potatoes Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
WARMS-ABDOMENWarms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.
Energy Vitality Strength:
SATISFIES-STOMACHProvides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
TONICA tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.
Heart & Circulation:
CALMS-HEARTAn herb that literally calms the heart. These herbs are helpful in the treatment of anxiety, sadness, depression, or other emotional imbalances in the heart. Related to the Chinese Herbal Category 'calms spirit.'
Liver & Gall Bladder:
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
RELAXES-MINDReduces mental agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.
Makes you tired,
MAKES-YOU-TIREDInduces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.
GROUNDINGEncourages 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.
SEDATIVESedative herbs create a sense of calm in the mind and body by specifically calming or quieting the nervous system. Excellent for anxiety, stress and chronic pain.
ANXIOLYTICHerbs that help people suffering from anxiety or panic. They promote a state of calm and often improve sleep. Most anxiolytic herbs are also nervines.
BUILDS-SEMENHerbs that increase the production of semen, often by rebuilding fluids in general.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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