How to Make Sweet Potato with Kale & Ginger
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 25 MINUTES
1. Boil the kale until leaves turn a vibrant shade of green green and strain.
How Can Sweet Potato with Kale & Ginger Make You Feel Great?
Light yet SustainingSweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, which means these roots can satisfy the appetite for long stretches of time. Unlike white potatoes, sweet potatoes are light on your stomach, and recommended for weight loss while still being nourishing. Sweet potatoes won't make you feel tired like white potatoes either. The addition of healthy fats in the form of sunflower oil adds strength and vigor to this dish.
Easy to DigestSweet potato is unique among comfort foods because it is extremely easy to digest. This tuber is beneficial even for those with heavy digestive symptoms. Despite the name "sweet," it may be a beneficial food for diabetics as preliminary studies revealed it helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. Sweet potatoes contain ample fiber to encourage good elimination. Ginger increases your ability to digest food with comfort by stimulating the release of digestive juices in your stomach. Cooling kale adds roughage, further supporting easy, regular bowel movements.
Gentle CleansingAs spring warms up, your body enters a natural detox cycle. As your body starts to cleanse, you'll crave crunchy, refreshing foods like kale, celery, and raw fennel bulb. These bright, bitter greens cleanse your liver and blood. They work by purging bile from your liver and gall bladder, cooling down the heat of Pitta and lightening up the heaviness of Kapha. The dark green color of kale is also a sign of kale's rich nutrient profile. After a winter of sleepy comfort foods, fresh greens energize and revitalize you.
Ginger's pungent sweetness enlivens your digestion and strengthens your fire. Fresh ginger is unique as both a pungent and an anti-inflammatory. It cleanses by burning toxins that have been lodged in your body. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it relieves symptoms of inflammation in the gut. Due to the sweet potato base, this dish is gentle enough for cleansing even a delicate Vata constitution.
Spring CongestionOn warm days in Spring, your heart feels heavy and your respiratory tract congested. This is natural as your body is metabolizing stored winter fats to prepare for summer. As they are released, these fats congest your blood. Ginger gives your circulatory and respiratory system a kick, restoring your pep. It reduces heaviness in the heart, brightens your mood, and makes you feel light on your feet.
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 Sweet Potato with Kale & Ginger 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.
CARMINATIVEStimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward.
STOMACHICAn herb that increases appetite or settles a nauseas or nervous stomach. These generally increase the digestive fire, therefore relieving symptoms of sluggish or difficult digestion.
DIGESTIVEHerbs that encourage healthy digestive.
Cleanse and Detox:
BURNS-TOXINSAn herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.
Energy Vitality Strength:
Heart & Circulation:
CARDIAC-STIMULANTHerbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.
VASODILATORA 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.
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.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
Mind, Stress & 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.
GALACTAGOGUEIncreases production of breast milk.
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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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