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Sweet Potatoes In Balsamic Vinegar & Herbs De Provence

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How to Make Sweet Potatoes in Balsamic Vinegar & Herbs De Provence

SERVINGS: 2
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 45 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

STYLE: WESTERN

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
2 c
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
2 tbsp
2 pinch
2 pinch
2 pinch
2 pinch

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Make a tea with sage, thyme, rosemary and water. Mix in honey, vinegar and oil.

Cut sweet potatoes in half and bake until tender. Peel and mash with the tea.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Vinegar balances the Kapha provoking nature of sweet potato.

WHAT IS SWEET POTATOES IN BALSAMIC VINEGAR & HERBS DE PROVENCE?

The French are known for their salads. Every French person I've met knew how to make their own, homemade, salad dressing. Dressings are often made of sweet, savory, sour and pungent. There are many substitutes.

To experiment with your own salad dressings, replace sour vinegar with red or white wine, or white vinegar. Or replace sugar for honey. Or other fruits.

In this recipe, we'll use the salad dressing to garnish the sweet potatoes.

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.

Is Sweet Potatoes in Balsamic Vinegar & Herbs De Provence Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Sweet Potatoes in Balsamic Vinegar & Herbs De Provence' is a good fit. Complete the basic quiz in 1 minute, or go deeper with additional quizzes at your own leisure to learn more about your body.
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INCREASES
Guna Help

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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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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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 Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Pitta aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Aromatic

MILD 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 Sweet Potatoes in Balsamic Vinegar & Herbs De Provence
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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.

General Laxative

GENERAL-LAXATIVE

Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives.

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Burns Toxins

BURNS-TOXINS

An herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.

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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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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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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Tonic

TONIC

A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.

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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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Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

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

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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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Opthalmic

OPTHALMIC

Benefits the eyes, vision tonic.

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Alterative

ALTERATIVE

Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.

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Blood Tonic

BLOOD-TONIC

An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.

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Cholagogue

CHOLAGOGUE

Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.

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Livotonic

LIVOTONIC

An herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias. Generally, liver tonics are oily, cool, sweet, mildly sour, or contain beta-carotene.

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Constituents:
Catechins

CATECHINS

Antioxidant that reduces cancer and blood clots, dilates blood vessels, and is antimicrobial.

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Betaine

BETAINE

Used to reduce homocysteine in the blood, which supports proper liver function and prevents fatigue and blood clots. Improves muscle stamina and weight loss.

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Coumarin

COUMARIN

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

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, Potassium, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A, Insoluble Fiber, Vitamin C, Carbohydrate,
Rosmarinic Acid

ROSMARINIC-ACID

Inhibits autoantibodies from binding to TSH receptors in the thyroid.

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Beets

Beets has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Alterative, General-laxative, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Blood-tonic, Livotonic, Opthalmic

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Carrot

Carrot has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Nutritive, Alterative, General-laxative, Opthalmic, Blood-tonic, Livotonic, Tonic

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Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash has these Actions in Common

Tonic, Livotonic, Opthalmic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Alterative, Nutritive

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Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seeds has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Blood-tonic, Nutritive, Tonic, General-laxative, Satisfies-stomach

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Dates (dried)

Dates (dried) has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Livotonic, Tonic, Blood-tonic, Nutritive, General-laxative, Opthalmic

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Tahini

Tahini has these Actions in Common

Blood-tonic, Nutritive, Tonic, General-laxative, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy

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Almonds

Almonds has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Blood-tonic, Nutritive, Tonic, General-laxative, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Grape

Grape has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Opthalmic, Alterative, Livotonic, Tonic, Blood-tonic, Nutritive

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Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato has these Actions in Common

Livotonic, Opthalmic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Alterative, Nutritive

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Pomegranate Molasses

Pomegranate Molasses has these Actions in Common

Alterative, General-laxative, Blood-tonic, Livotonic, Cholagogue, Nutritive

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Beef

Beef has these Actions in Common

Livotonic, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Tonic, Blood-tonic, Nutritive

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Sweet Potatoes in Balsamic Vinegar & Herbs De Provence

Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam

Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, General-laxative, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Tonic

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Cholagogue, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Tonic

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Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Nutritive, Opthalmic, Stimulates-energy, Tonic, Alterative, Blood-tonic

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Vidari

Vidari has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Livotonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Soothes-throat, Tonic

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Blood-tonic, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic

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Mahasudarshan

Mahasudarshan has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Livotonic, Alterative, Burns-toxins

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Belly breathing

Belly breathing has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, General-laxative, Stimulates-energy

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Breathing Exercises

Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, General-laxative, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Blood-tonic

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Goldenseal

Goldenseal has these Actions in Common

Cholagogue, General-laxative, Opthalmic, Alterative, Burns-toxins

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Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, General-laxative, Stimulates-energy

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Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

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

General-laxative, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant

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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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