Ayurveda Diet

It is good to know some of the important Ayurveda Diet Guidelines on healthy eating. Blood pressure rises due to several factors including wrong diet and unhealthy lifestyle. According to Ayurveda some foods are good at certain times of the day and not for another. Some foods are excellent for health during one season and might be cause for disease if taken during another season. Some foods are good by themselves and become toxic when taken with a wrong combination. There are cold weather foods and hot weather foods. This is a whole science by itself.

Ayurveda The Healing Science

Ayurveda is a healing science which evolved in India about 5000 years ago. It is based on balancing the 5 elements in nature (air, fire, earth, water, ether). It also includes cooking and eating with all the 6 tastes(sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent).Balancing the elements is key to maintaining health and successfully healing any illness. The first Ayurveda text is the Charaka Samhita which gives us information about the making of herbal medicines but also of the use of herbs for healing.

Healthy Eating Guidelines

  • Eat your food warm preferably cooked.
  • Make your food appetizing and easy to digest.
  • Eat just the right amount, neither too much nor too little.
  • Eat your food on an empty stomach and only after your previous meal has been digested.
  • Combine your foods well. Wrong combinations lead to indigestion.
  • Eat in pleasant and peaceful surroundings.
  • Do not eat while on your feet !
  • Do not sit too long at the table.
  • Be aware of and appreciate your food while eating.
  • Eat only what you like and what is nourishing and healthy for you as an individual.

Bon Appetite !

This traditional Indian science uses herbs and spices as medicine to heal and nourish the body and lead to fulfillment of mind.

Bad Food Combinations

Milk with Yoghurt. Yoghurt with banana or hot drinks. Honey mixed with any foods in high temperatures.

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