10 Healing Ayurvedic Foods For Your Health

Ayurveda means the knowledge of life. It is one of the world’s oldest body healing sciences and remains one of India’s traditional health care sciences. Ayurvedic treatment with food consolidates diet, exercise, and the way of life. Talking about food, Ayurveda perceives six tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, spicy, and astringent. Every one of these tastes plays an important role in our bodies, minds, and spirits. 

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Ayurvedic medicine is controversial and some researchers recommend talking with a doctor before using Ayurvedic products, otherwise, there are some foods that support a healthy body, stimulate its recovery, and even strict Ayurveda critics will agree on the benefits of this food.


Lemons

Lemons are very important components in the Ayurvedic system. Traditionally they used to:

  • balance the nervous system,
  • disinfect,
  • clean the body,
  • refresh the air in your home.

Lemons protect against bad mood, reduce depression, mistrust, irrational thinking, apathy. Lemons can be used against acne, bumps, oily, hardened skin, and bee bites. They stimulate cardiac function, lowers the temperature. Please note, lemons are highly phototoxic.


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Water

As we all know, we need to drink enough water to stay our bodies well hydrated. Water brings nourishing and cooling effects and is associated with Moon energy. According to Ayurvedic doctrines we need to drink half a cup of water every hour. Water keeps your digestive system working properly.

Drinking lots of warm water throughout the day helps to rehydrate our system and removes toxins from the body. Avoid drinking cold water, especially before, during, and after meals. Ayurveda believes that it slows digestion and blood flow in the stomach. 


Ghee

Ghee is ideal cooking oil. It is more concentrated in fat than butter, as its water and milk solids have been removed from the fat. Ghee is rich in saturated fatty acids, which can handle high temperatures without becoming damaged.

Ghee is a natural food with a long history of medicinal and culinary uses. It is easily digested and is an excellent medium for transporting nutrients to your body’s tissues,  so it helps to improve absorption. It also improves memory and makes the body flexible.

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Coconut oil

Ayurveda uses coconut oil everywhere – for food, massage, and for mouth wash in the morning.

Here is a short list of some health benefits of coconut oil:

  • Supports a strong immune system because it is antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral
  • Provides energy and endurance
  • Helps balance metabolism
  • Great for memory and brain function
  • Reduces inflammation, including gum inflammation, and the inflammation associated with arthritis
  • Moisturizes your skin*

Take a spoon of coconut oil and rinse your mouth for 5 to 15 minutes every morning. It removes toxins.

Coconut oil used for massages improves lymph circulation, adds moisture and softness to the skin.


Dates and Figs

Dried fruit such as figs, dates are a good option for breakfast and during the cold season. Dates and figs are a natural tonic for energy and vitality. They are rich in fiber and vitamins. They are rich in amino acids and therefore boost sexual energy.


Almonds

Almonds is great Ayurvedic food. They are rich in natural oils and fatty acids. Eat several almonds daily, you will feel calmer and will improve your ability to think a little clearer. Almond milk maintains intelligence, memory, helps recover energy and strength. It is recommended to peel almonds because their skins are toxic. 


Ayurvedic Food

Ginger

Ginger is universal medicine when we talk about health benefits. It cleans out our system and promotes good digestion. To get the best of it, add a few slices of fresh ginger with lemon juice and salt into your water and drink one and a half hour before a meal.


Cumin Seeds

Cumin Seeds are widely used in Ayurveda medicine. Cumin is probably the strongest digestive tonic compared to other spices. It cools the digestive system while improving digestion. Cumin promotes the growth of good microbes and gastrointestinal detoxification.

To remove toxins, drink warm water mixed with a bit of powdered cumin and ginger. Cumin Seeds also increase breast milk.


Chia Seeds 

Chia Seeds are beneficial for digestion, heart, metabolism, bones, muscles, teeth, and skin. They’re loaded with fiber, protein, and omega-3. Omega-3 fatty acids improve skin health and promote hair growth.


Ayurvedic Food

Green, Leafy Vegetables

Green Leafy Vegetables such as spinach, kale, sorrel, bok choy greens, turnip greens provide many health benefits. These vegetables maintain strong teeth and bones, nervous system, and secretion of certain hormones. They help to hydrate our bodies. Ayurveda medicine recommends eating some leafy greens each day. 


Ayurveda teaches us, that our bodies know how to process the foods that are closest to nature. That’s why it’s so important, whenever possible, to avoid genetically-modified, synthetic ingredients.


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Source: Ratan Ayurvedic

SOURCE:

Ayurveda: How India Uses Food to Heal – https://www.organicauthority.com/health/ayurveda-how-india-uses-food-to-heal

AYURVEDA: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION AND GUIDE – https://www.ayurveda.com/resources/articles/ayurveda-a-brief-introduction-and-guide

The Fantastic Superpowers of Coconut Oil – https://kripalu.org/resources/fantastic-superpowers-coconut-oil

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