Food is one of the most important aspects for our health. We plan our day around it (or at least we should) and know that good nutrition is vital for a good quality of life. An Ayurvedic diet is personalised and wholesome. Once you have identified your Dosha (VATA, PITTA, KAPHA) and understood about it, its time to follow the correct balancing dosha diet. Here are basic food guidelines for your dosha(s) including carbohydrate/protein/fruit/vegetable division and the six tastes.
Ayurveda states that a person should choose his diet depending on his dosha. So, a person in whom the Vata dosha is dominant should eat diet, which will pacify the Vata dosha. Here are some suggestions on which fruits and veggies to include and which to avoid in a Vata balancing diet:
You can improve the benefits of this diet with the correct type of exercise:
A person in whom the Pitta dosha is dominant should eat diet, which will pacify the Pitta dosha. Some suggestions on which fruits and veggies to include and which to avoid in a Pitta balancing diet are:
There are also some exercises appropriate for Pitta dosha:
A person in whom the Kapha dosha is dominant should eat diet, which will pacify the Kapha dosha. The suggestions on which fruits and veggies to include and which to avoid in a Kapha balancing diet:
And these are the exercises to do and to avoid for the Kapha dosha:
If you want to get the full benefit of diet and exercise, you need to be consistent. One reason you don’t always stick with an exercise and diet program is that you don’t always enjoy it. The teachings of Ayurveda (an ancient Indian system of healing that promotes balance of the mind and body) can be applied to many aspects of health, including exercise and diet and help you identify the type of them that you really will enjoy.
There are lots of topics about the Ayurveda to improve your health: sleeping recommendations, lifestyle habits and much more! If you would like to more about this healthy system of healing, leave a comment below! Also, you may be interested in the following book:The Hot Belly Diet: A 30-Day Ayurvedic Plan to Reset Your Metabolism, Lose Weight, and Restore Your Body’s Natural Balance to Heal Itself
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