The Ayurvedic diet

You are what you digest

Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, includes a complete nutritional system. It is based on the fact that the food is individually composed and well tolerated. In this way, food gives not only valuable vital energy, but also physical health, emotional satisfaction and clarity of thought. At the same time, Ayurvedic food with its rich palette of flavors is a treat for the senses. Ayurvedic diet combines effective nutritional therapy with creative cooking. Fresh foods are selected to suit the constitutional type as well as the time of day and season, and are thus geared to the individual metabolism. A wide variety of herbs and spices not only give the dishes a wonderful taste, but also influence their compatibility and effect on the person. With a great sense for the intelligent use of all the treasures of nature, an Ayurvedic menu takes into account the physical and mental needs of the individual and promotes a healthy lifestyle.

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Principles of Ayurvedic Nutrition

Ayurveda knows some basic nutritional principles that apply to all people regardless of the individual characteristics of constitution and metabolism. They help to rebalance the doshas again and again and to optimize digestion. Integrating the following dietary rules into daily life can increase personal performance and promote health. They are also suitable as a guideline for a nutritional therapeutic diet.

  1. Genieße in Maßen

    Too much food can lead to disorders just as much as too too little. So eat in moderation! A rule of thumb is to divide the volume of your stomach into four parts. One part is for liquid food (e.g. soups or drinks) and two drinks) and two parts are "reserved" for solid food. The remaining fourth part should remain empty to optimally support the digestive functions optimally.

  2. Bereite deine Mahlzeiten selbst zu

    Choose warm meals, preferably home-cooked. Hot meals stimulate the metabolism and digestion, so at least digestion, so at least lunch and dinner should be prepared dinner should be prepared hot. In this way even the most difficult to digest foods can be better broken down and be utilized.

  3. Achte beim Essen auf gute Qualität

    High quality, fresh and prepared with love - that's what pure food looks like. Eat products that are as little as possible with pollutants, insecticides, fertilizers or preservatives. preservatives as possible. The grow your own vegetables in the garden and shop in organic organic food stores. Choose food that comes from the region and that are in season.

  4. Wähle die passende Nahrung

    Let yourself be guided by your individual food preferences and and tolerances, i.e. your constitution (prakrti) and your current as well as your current health complaints (vikrti).

  5. Trinke nicht beim Essen

    Not drinking for an hour to an hour and a half before and after eating keeps the digestive fire going. However, drinking a glass of hot water in small sips right before eating stimulates digestion. Another exception is to have a digestive tea before eating. In general, still mineral water, lukewarm tap water and herbal teas are best for quenching thirst.

  6. Iss regelmäßig und ohne Zwischenmahlzeiten

    A reliable rhythm is important for digestion. You should avoid snacks in between meals in between meals. Only when the last meal has been digested should you eat new food. This allows your metabolic processes to work unhindered. If you eat three meals, breakfast and lunch will be digested in the evening and dinner the following morning. morning. Have a small and light breakfast in the morning. At noon the digestion works at full power, therefore main meal. Dinner about three hours before going to bed: light, warm food.

  7. Nimm alle sechs Geschmacksrichtungen zu dir

    Ayurveda knows six different flavours. If they are all present in one meal the meal is considered balanced. It corresponds to the digestive phases to eat them in this order: sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bitter, tart. Cook best with Ghee (butter fat). This enhances the taste and stimulates the digestion.

  8. Speise in wohltuender Atmosphäre

    The soul eats with you! Find a place to eat where you feel where you feel comfortable, surrounded by pleasant things. Concentrate on the food. That way you can... enjoy every bite. Reading, talking a lot, or watching TV ...or watching television will interfere with your digestion... and it's bad for your health.

  9. Iss mit Muße und kaue gut

    Here, too, the right measure: do not eat too slowly, but eat calmly. Chew the food well and keep your attention on the food. Your stomach and intestines will thank you!

  10. Kombiniere klug

    In Ayurveda, combining food in the wrong way is considered to as a trigger for various diseases. For example For example, many skin diseases can be traced back to the fact that unfavourable combinations block the transport functions and contaminate the blood. - Milk is not compatible with sour and salty foods, bananas, pomegranates, leafy vegetables, radishes, mustard, mustard seeds, garlic, meat, fish, or basil. - On the other hand, you can enjoy with milk: Honey, sugar, ghee, amla fruit (Embilica officinalis), mango, grapes, butter, pepper, ginger, and barley and rice flakes. - Do not add fresh fruits to cooked food. Do not combine sour fruits with yogurt or cheese. - Meat does not go well with radish, sugar cane products, honey, sesame seeds, milk and sprouted vegetables. - Do not eat fish with buttermilk, milk, yogurt or banana. banana.

Tips for Vata, Pitta and Kapha

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Diet for the Vata type

Sometimes a Vata type can digest all foods well, but often he also suffers from flatulence and colicky digestive complaints. At the latest when a person with a high Vata percentage gets into inner stress or is in a foreign environment, he reacts with constipation and bloating.

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Diet for the Pitta type

Normally, a Pitta type has a very good digestive fire, which manifests itself in strong hunger and thirst, stable health, and lots of physical and sexual energy.

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Diet for the Kapha type

The digestive fire of the Kapha type is quite weak and digestive residues and waste products are easily deposited in the body. For this reason, it is also particularly difficult for Kapha types - despite all kinds of diets - to lose weight and they often feel tired and heavy after eating.

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