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Ayurvedic diet

for health and joie de vivre

According to Ayurveda, proper nutrition is the key to our physical and emotional well-being. With what we eat and how we prepare it, we have a direct influence on physical health and emotional balance. Ayurvedic nutrition is not a diet in the conventional sense, but a holistic nutritional system that caters to the different needs of people in an extremely differentiated manner. The tasty dishes are tailored to the individual constitution in order to support the metabolism in its digestive and renewal processes according to type. Special foods and spices can also be used in nutritional therapy to prevent diseases and treat them from a dietary point of view.

Thanks to the extensive Ayurveda knowledge of the taste and healing qualities of food, we can put together menus and menus that optimally control the body's cell-renewing energy and substance gain, satisfy the senses and balance the psyche. Ayurvedic nutrition inspires again and again with its versatility, in which effective dietetics are combined with enjoyable culinary art.

Cravings, cravings and compulsive eating behavior are viewed holistically and balanced with special exercises for changing habits and stimulating spices. This enables a holistic change in diet without dogma or ascetic renunciation, but with a lot of sensitivity for the intelligent use of all natural treasures.

 

6 reasons for an Ayurvedic diet

You eat according to your type: The daily meals are tailored to the individual constitution and its disorders.

You eat in harmony with nature: The selection and preparation of the dishes is adjusted according to the phases of life, seasons and times of the day.

They take care of their physical and emotional well-being: Suitable foods and spices balance out stress factors in body & mind.

They enjoy eating: The food is prepared in a tasty and sensually fulfilling way.

You save time: Many Ayurvedic recipes are quick and easy to prepare.

You eat yourself healthy and beautiful: Ayurvedic nutrition is an important part of medicine and cosmetics and knows special diets and cures to promote the rejuvenation and healing process.

 

Live consciously and eat healthily with Ayurveda

In order to change life for the better in the long term, there is no avoiding a healthy diet. Our health, our appearance, our joie de vivre - all of this is influenced by the way we organize our daily meals.

Successful beauty therapy is also based on the right diet. Be it for weight loss, for rejuvenation or for beautiful skin.

Many people know about the importance of a balanced diet, but only a few succeed in applying this knowledge consistently. We are caught in the inner and outer pressures of old habits that prevent nutritional optimization. However, if we find a lifestyle and a form of nutrition that really suit us, we will perceive this as a gain on all levels of our being and thus be able to overcome all obstacles with joy and ease.

The general rules of Ayurveda nutrition help! They serve as guidelines for every change in diet, balance the individual constitution (doshas), strengthen the metabolism (agni), protect against digestive disorders and toxins (ama) and promote the transport channels (srotas) that are necessary for active digestion and cell renewal.

 



Ten Ayurveda tips for everyday nutrition

 

1. The right amount

Eat in moderation, as both too much and too little food lead to disturbances. To do this, quarter the capacity of your stomach in your imagination: two parts are intended for solid and one part for liquid food (such as drinks or soups); the fourth part should be left free so that the digestive functions are not disturbed.

 

2. Do not drink with meals

In order not to put out the digestive fire, one should not drink anything for one to one and a half hours before and after eating. However, drinking a glass of hot water in sips while eating has been shown to aid digestion. Digestive teas are an exception before eating. For general fluid intake, warm tap or still mineral water and herbal teas are best.

 

3. Eat good quality foods

Your food should always be pure, i.e. high quality, fresh and prepared with love. The best quality is offered by self-cultivation and organic shops, since the products here are as little contaminated as possible with fertilizers, insecticides, preservatives and pollutants. In addition, you should prefer food from the surrounding area and seasonal goods.

 

4. Prefer cooked and self-prepared meals

If possible, cook yourself and eat warm meals. Warm meals stimulate digestion and metabolism. Even things that are difficult to digest can then be broken down and used better. At least the main meals (lunch and dinner) should be cooked warm.

 

5. Individuality in food selection and preparation

When choosing food, consider your personal preferences and tolerances, i.e. your constitution (prakrti) and your current health disorders (vikrti).

 

6. Eat with leisure and chew well

Eat calmly, but not too slowly. Chew the food well and devote your full attention to the enjoyment of the meal. It takes a lot of work off your stomach and intestines.

 

7. Eat in a pleasant atmosphere

Eat in a suitable place stocked with things that make you feel good. The psychological component is very important in eating. Enjoy the food and give it your full attention. If you talk a lot, read or watch TV a lot, you are depriving yourself of a great deal of pleasure, impairing digestion and, in the long term, your health.

 

8. Eat regularly and avoid snacks

Eat regularly and avoid uncontrolled snacks between meals. Hardly anything is more beneficial for digestion. It is best not to eat again until the previous meal has been digested. This is the only way not to burden the digestive and metabolic processes. Because of this, you should avoid many meals and frequent snacks. Three meals are the norm. The food you eat in the morning and at noon should be digested in the evening and dinner the next morning.

  • In the morning we have a sluggish digestive function: small and light breakfast
  • The digestive power is strongest at lunchtime: main meal
  • Eat around three hours before going to bed in the evening: a light, warm meal
  • Under no circumstances eat foods in the evening that impair the transport functions (srotas), such as cheese, yoghurt and sour foods.

 

9. Pay attention to the balanced taste

In Ayurveda, a meal that contains all six flavors is considered balanced. Ideally, these should be consumed in the following order: sweet, sour, salty, hot, bitter, tart. This would correspond to the phases of digestion. Cooking with ghee (butter fat) intensifies the taste and promotes digestion

 

10. Pay attention to the correct combinations

The long experience of Ayurveda has shown that certain foods should not be combined. In Ayurveda, these “wrong combinations” are repeatedly seen as the cause of a wide variety of diseases. They hinder the transport functions and “contaminate” the blood, which is the main cause of many skin diseases, for example.

  • Never take milk together (i.e. at the same meal) with sour and salty foods, meat, fish, garlic, radish, pomegranates, leafy vegetables, mustard, sesame seeds, basil or bananas.
  • On the other hand, the following are milk-friendly: Mango, grapes, honey, ghee, butter, ginger, pepper, sugar, rice flakes, barley and the amla fruit (Emblica officinalis).
  • Meat should not be combined with honey, sesame seeds, milk, radish, canned cane products or sprouts, as this would lead to various nerve disorders.
  • Do not combine fish with banana, milk, yogurt and buttermilk.
  • It is best not to combine fresh fruit with cooked food. Do not eat sour fruits with yoghurt or cheese.