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Spicy Fish & Arugula With Lime, Ginger, & Ajwain

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How to Make Spicy Fish & Arugula with Lime, Ginger, & Ajwain

SERVINGS: 3
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

INGREDIENTS


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

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

To Make the Fish

  1. Slice onion in thin strips and sautee in coconut oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Meanwhile, mince ginger & garlic. As the onions become translucent, make a pool of oil in the frying pan and put the garlic in the pool of oil.
  3. After 30 seconds, and before garlic starts to brown, mix with onions
  4. Add arugula, fish, lime zest, and juice from 1 lime, and all other ingredients except rice. Satuee until fish is cooked.

To Make the Rice

  1. To cook the rice, bring 1.5c of water to a boil.
  2. Add rice and return to a boil.
  3. Lower to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes or until rice is soft.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

This easy to digest but nourishing dish is perfect for someone with low agni. Bitters and spices are included to stimulate digestive enzymes, and direct food down.

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.

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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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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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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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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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SOUR

ABOUT SOUR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sour refers to anything fermented or acidic.

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DOSHAS
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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
Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha 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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Acrid

STRONG ACRID

Acrid taste is a combination of bitter and pungent tastes. Example include radish, turnip, and coffee.

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Crunchy

STRONG CRUNCHY

Makes an audible noise when you eat them. Can provide fun texture variation.

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Spicy Fish & Arugula with Lime, Ginger, & Ajwain
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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.

Quenches Thirst

QUENCHES-THIRST

An herb or substance that relieves thirst.

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Makes You Tired

MAKES-YOU-TIRED

Induces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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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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Irritates Throat

IRRITATES-THROAT

Creates abrasive feeling in the back of the mouth. May stimulate coughing.

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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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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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Raises Thyroid

RAISES-THYROID

An herb that increases thyroid function.

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Antispasmodic

ANTISPASMODIC

Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.

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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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, Polysaccharides,
Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

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

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, Sulphur,
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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, Sulfated Polysaccharides,
Saponins

SAPONINS

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

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, Fats, Protein, Soluble Fiber,
Polyphenols

POLYPHENOLS

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

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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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, Carbohydrate,
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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, Potassium, Omega 3 Fatty Acids

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Irritates-throat, Wakes-you-up

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Irritates-throat, Wakes-you-up, Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Irritates-throat, Wakes-you-up, Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy

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Horseradish

Horseradish has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Refreshing, Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Irritates-throat, Wakes-you-up

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Wasabi

Wasabi has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Refreshing, Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Irritates-throat, Wakes-you-up

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Ajwain

Ajwain has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Diuretic, Vasodilator

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Nigella (black cumin)

Nigella (black cumin) has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Diuretic

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Daikon Radish

Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Flushes-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Refreshing, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy

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Mint

Mint has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Wakes-you-up, Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Vasodilator

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Garlic

Garlic has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Irritates-throat, Diaphoretic, Makes-you-tired, Diuretic, Vasodilator

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Ginger (Fresh)

Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Wakes-you-up, Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Vasodilator

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Vasodilator, Wakes-you-up, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic, Cardiac-stimulant

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Bitter Orange Peel

Bitter Orange Peel has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Irritates-throat, Raises-thyroid

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Shilajit Tonic

Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common

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

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Hyssop Powder

Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic

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Breathing Exercises

Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common

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

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Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

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

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

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Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

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

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Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Antispasmodic

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Prickly Ash has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Diaphoretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator

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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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