It is said that, “Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food”. The single most important and simplest thing you can do for your health every day of the year is to eat wisely. Food is just as, or even more, powerful than medicine.
If you eat junk all the time and do not follow good eating habits, medicine won’t be of much use in recouping health. On the other hand, if you eat healthy and follow a good routine that enhances digestion, your body will not need medicine for the most part.
Here are 11 reasons why everyone should switch to an Ayurveda diet:
1) It’s All About Eating Fresh
Suppose you eat a watermelon which is bright red, fresh and crisp, the amount of satisfaction and health benefits it provide will be more as compared to a soft and wilted watermelon.
First off, it’ll taste bad and second, it’s not going to do anything great for your health. Food that is stale starts going bad not just outside its packaging, but also inside your body, releasing toxins into the digestive system which are then absorbed by your other bodily systems.
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Bad quality foods such as canned, processed, spoilt, refrigerated and genetically modified foods, alcohol, tobacco and narcotics are known as tamasic foods or those that create resistance to the mind-body’s normal course of action.
These foods should be completely avoided at some stage of life as they cause physical and mental dysfunction over short and long terms.
2.) What You Should Eat Is Based On Your Body
There are three body types according to the Ayurveda. Those types are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Vata is rules circulation and body functions. Pitta which controls digestion and metabolic systems. And Kapha which helps with the immune system.
Although we all have all three of these most of the time we all have a dominate one. This means we are either mainly controlled by the vata, pitta or kapha. What we want to have is a good balance of all three of these. That is why eating certain foods helps promote balance in each of these areas.
For instance people who want to better balance their pitta dosha would eat more apples and lemons. Someone wanting to better balance their vata would incorporate more bananas into their diet.
And someone wanting to better balance their kapha dosha would incorporate more carrots or avocado.
3) Give your digestive system a break
According to ayurveda, the build-up of ama — digestive toxins — in the physiology is the basic cause of most diseases. That’s why ayurveda recommends internal cleansing at every change of seasons for optimal health. Detoxing is particularly recommended in the early spring, because that is the time nature starts its process of rejuvenation.
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In detox cleansing, eat light yet nourishing foods such as mung bean soup or Gruel (Khichadi) and drink lots of warm water through the day. Sip detoxifying tea. Fresh, sweet juicy fruits are great purifiers.
Regular detox gets rid of accumulated junk from inside the body and revs up the digestion for another season.
4) Drink to your health
Avoid caffeine, alcohol and carbonated soft drinks and switch to life-giving, energy-boosters beverages this year. Begin with water, that most basic yet most overlooked drink — sipping water plentifully throughout while wetting the lips rekindles your system and flush toxins out of the body.
Water purified by heat of fire in it. Don’t drink water ice-cold — if you have a hot disposition, drink it cool; otherwise, room-temperature or warm water is best.
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Spiking your drinking water with suitable herbal mixtures and whole spices designed to correct a specific imbalance, can really fortify your health. At bedtime, drink a cup of warm milk, boiled and cooled for added digestibility.
5) It Involves Medicine
“When your diet is wrong, medicine is of no use when you get sick and when your diet is healthy, medicine is not needed”. To be precise, Ayurveda is not a diet it’s a medical practice. For instance have you ever heard of the phrase,“an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”? Well this is because apples reduce cholesterol & improve blood hemoglobin (hb) among other things.
Lower cholesterol means better fitness of the heart & reduced risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases.
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A Healthy diet is a key component in treating diseases and that is why Ayurveda focuses on creating a well-balanced diet for you and your particular bodily needs. It is because of Ayurveda that there are certain combinations and spices used in India.
6.) Treats The Root
Ayurveda medicine tend to do what traditional western medicine doesn’t. While traditional western medicine look for quick fixes, While waiting for it to crop up again and then treat it again, Ayurveda focuses healing the root of the imbalance.
The right Ayurveda practitioner will focus not on setting the disorder right, but also address the basic causative reasons.
This way going forward you can be sure to correct the problem and not repeat the same old mistakes.
7). It Becomes Better With Desi Ghee
There is misconception that Desi Ghee is the reason of weight gain and increases cholesterol levels in their arteries. But the original scenario is totally opposite.
Ayurveda has been using ghee for thousands of years to do quite the opposite – for toxins removals and solve problems for the heart and most other organs. The oily nature of ghee has a similar feature to that of a toxin which is why it is one of the greatest solvents that will, like Pac-Man, attack fatty toxins presented in your tissues to loosen, liquefy and extract them through the regular digestive process. But having said that, One must exercise and not sleep after a hearty meal.
8). It Isn’t Just About Being Desi
One can cook delicious food which could fit in any cuisine, as long as it is prepared with Ayurvedic principles.
Avoidance of fluid foods and raised intake of greens and herb is of paramount importance. Ayurvedic practitioners are growing throughout the world and as individuals continue to explore different food traditions, the principles of Ayurveda have gone well beyond Indian borders.
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9). Clinically Tested
“One can reduce medicines, if its possible with to heal the patient with food”. Herbs work, and a growing number of allophathic medicines are made from plants.
10). Improves Digestion And Core Health
As we cannot scrub our innards, we must scrub our tissues, organs and mind. The fiber that comes from raw salads’ is very important. Recently, fasting has been proven to improve immunity. So, One must take to this practice for health reasons.
This is the art of Ayurveda. Eating Ayurvedically is all about improving the performance of one’s digestive system.
Digestion is paramount to good health, and imperfect digestion leads to things like weight raised, toxins brings disease.
Hence, the use of Ayurvedic food as medicine, among other things include pre- and post-digestive tips like taking herbal additives like ginger prior a meal to stimulate your digestive fire.
11.) Your Eating Habits reflects your lifestyle
The evening meal should be had before sunset. Breakfast should be kingsize, Lunch smaller and dinner, negligible, as the saying goes but have water before food.
After meals, do not take water for ,at minimum an hour.So, now you are familiar with the immeasurable benefits of going on an Ayurvedic Diet, it is time to start eating healthy.
The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the tradition of ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have any serious or chronic health issue, please asked a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs & resolve them effectively. Check with your family doctor prior taking herbs or using essential oils when pregnant or nursing.
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