How to Make Quinoa Cucumber & Kale Salad
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES
1. For best results, soak the quinoa in water overnight, or skip soaking for convenience.
How Can Quinoa Cucumber & Kale Salad Make You Feel Great?
Cool DownCrunchy cucumber & kale bring the freshness of the garden to your table. Naturally cooling, cucumber soothes & quenches thirst. This brings lasting relief from the summer heat. Cucumber and kale are both anti-inflammatories that can soothe overheated, irritated intestines. Cucumber helps lower blood pressure with its diuretic and soothing properties.
Detoxify the bloodKale & lime gently stimulate the liver to release bile, which also reduces congestion in the liver and gallbladder while releasing heat and toxins from the liver. The alterative properties of cucumber, kale, and lime clean the blood. Quinoa is rich in iron and restores strength to deficient blood.
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 Quinoa Cucumber & Kale Salad 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.
Cleanse and Detox:
DETOXICANTAn herb that eliminates or metabolizes toxins from the body.
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.'
REFRIGERANTAn herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.
HYPOTENSIVEAn herb that lowers blood pressure.
ALTERATIVELiterally, an herb that restores the proper function of the body. In practice, alteratives are usually blood cleansers and blood chemistry balancers. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
RELAXES-EYESEases tension in eye muscles, so the eyes feel less strained, often by supporting the liver.
GENERAL-LAXATIVEPromotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
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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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