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CABBAGE MASALA WITH BLACK SESAME SEEDS

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Cabbage provides a rich source of vitamin C. it is greater than that of oranges! It is a blood purifier are due to its high sulphur content. Black Sesame is also known as the fountain of youth that helps in balancing out seasonal discomforts.

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PUMPKIN MASALA

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The earth element predominates pumpkin, making it a heavy, grounding and nutritive ingredient. This earthy quality gives pumpkin its natural relaxant effect and makes it a comforting option in times of stress. In Ayurveda, it pacifies Vata and Pitta Dosha.

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CARROT MASALA

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Cooked carrots are sweet, nourishing, easy to digest, and contain lots of fiber. Their high antioxidant content is the reason why carrots are used for blood cleansing, liver cleansing and cancer healing. They calm vata and kapha.

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AUBERGINE MASALA

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Aubergines helps in weight management as it is low in calories and rich in dietary fibers that help improve digestion and metabolism. It also keeps you feeling full for a longer time and help prevent overeating. It helps manage cholesterol in balance.

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CARROT SOUP

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Revered in ancient Rome as an aphrodisiac and proverbial for their benefits on eyesight, carrots are sweet and bitter with a heating energy. They calm vata and kapha. Their high antioxidant content is the reason why carrots are used for blood cleansing.

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CUCUMBER SOUP

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Cucumber contains mostly water essential for your body to function properly, helps prevent dehydration during the hot days of summer and helps you get healthy bright skin. In Ayurveda, cucumber helps harmonise pitta imbalances.

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TOMATO SOUP

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A warm and delicious bowl of Tomato Soup provides an extreme sense of comfort during winter. It gives abundant of health qualities. Tomatoes are sour, juicy, with a hint of sweetness, so that rehydrate salivary gland, moisten mouth and stimulate taste buds.

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Masala Chai

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Let's play Chaiwalla game and prepare our own Masala Chai. Historically, Indians viewed tea as an herbal medicine rather than as a recreational beverage. Some of the chai masala spice mixtures, or kashayam, are derived from ancient Ayurvedic texts.

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An evergreen like tree with a round crown, pretty leaves, and oily buds grows in the front of almost every home. It is called Nimba or Neem. In traditional families it is planted along with another sacred tree the Ashvatha.

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20: The Herb That Dripped from A Goddesses Eyes

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Amalaki (Emblica officinalis, sometimes also called Emblic myrobalan), is a tree bearing small leaves and juicy fruits of green colour about the same size as a cherry. In Sanskrit it means the fruit in which dwells the goddess of prosperity.

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19: On Vegetarianism

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

In 1998, Czech parents of a sixteen year old boy met me to consult about their son. They were worried and wanted to know if their son was eating properly. Their son was the junior world champion in cycling, and a vegetarian.

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18: Cook & Eat Tasty

DR.GEORGE EASSEY

I have tried to introduce and explain guidelines to an Ayurvedic diet. However, I do not advocate any drastic changes in your nutrition habits. Any such change one wishes to implement should be well deliberated and incorporated with caution.

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