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Ayurvedic guide for healthy eating habits

DR.POORNIMA SREELAL

AYURVEDA PRACTICES FOR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING FROM KALARI RASAYANA, CGH EARTH AYURVEDA

Eat on time, 3 times a day. If you are not hungry, eat a light meal. Keep a 4-6 hours gap between main meals

In between the main meals, if you feel hungry, you can have a small quantity of nuts, fruits or fruit/vegetable juices. Only if you are hungry. This will ensure that your metabolism works in an efficient way and provides the correct nourishment to your body.

During these unprecedented times, please do not make any drastic changes to your eating pattern. Please, follow the sanitisation process given by your health authorities for handling and consumption of raw fruits, vegetables and nuts. One should strictly avoid mixing raw and cooked food together in a meal.

DINACHARYA - PLANNING YOUR DAY AS PER PRINCIPLES OF AYURVEDA

In Ayurveda they say that a good physician is judged not by how many patients he has, but by the number of healthy people there are in his village. In order to maintain the mental and physical health in our body, Ayurveda lays emphasis on following a certain daily routine or regimen which acts as preventive maintenance for the body and tells us it is wise and essential for us all to follow it. Your health relies on how you spend your day, every day.

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Use fresh / organic turmeric powder and black pepper to spice up your cooking
Dried ginger powder and black pepper is recommended instead of red chilli powder and chillies
Incorporate rice porridge in your meal planning

Kanji from South India, or Khichdi, a comfort food for most Indians made from rice and lentils.

Drink 1 glass of lime juice mixed with room temperature water

Avoid cold water or ice cubes. You can sweeten it with organic jaggery or honey instead of sugar.

Drinking Ayurvedic herbal tea during the day is recommended
AYURVEDIC HERBAL TEA
  • Tea can be made with one of the following spices or herbs: Dry toasted coriander seeds, Crushed dry ginger, Cinnamon, Liquorice stick, Tulsi leaves
METHOD
  • For 1 litre of water, take 10 to 15 tulsi leaves, or 5 to 6 slices of crushed ginger (10 gms), or 10 gms of dry cinnamon stick, or coriander seeds.
  • Boil water with one of these ingredients. Take 1 1⁄2 litres of water and reduce it to 1 litre. Strain the water and store the herbal drink in a thermos. Drink 1⁄2 glass every hour.
  • A great combination for herbal tea is a few freshly picked tulsi leaves with 1⁄2 inch crushed ginger and 1⁄2 inch liquorice stick.
Drink golden milk

Add a pinch of organic turmeric powder in warm (not hot) milk at bedtime which can be sweetened with organic honey.

Avoid cold, frozen, half cooked & deep-fried foods as much as is possible
Avoid food prepared with maida - refined or all-purpose flour

Avoid white bread, buns, rusk, parottas, bakery items and other varieties of refined flour.

Eat 1-2 Indian gooseberries (amla) every day

Avoid eating raw food during infection in the body. During these unprecedented times, please follow the sanitisation processes given by your health authorities for fruits.

 

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