We have already discussed how this ancient healing system finds its place in nurturing our beauty and ensuring health and radiance in your skin treatment. In the spirit of prevention, Ayurveda also puts a great emphasis on nourishing your body with the right choice of foods, as our nutrition is the best way to prevent diseases, and help our bodies heal if an illness strikes despite our best efforts.
Perhaps you’re struggling with insomnia, poor digestion or your immune system has trouble warding off seasonal colds, but if you look to your menu, you might discover that it is in the root of your health issues. Ayurveda focuses on the balance of spiritual and physical wellbeing, and as such, it can be your primary guide towards proper dietary decisions, as it takes into consideration the effects each ingredient in your meals can have on your overall health.
Snack On Some Almonds
Since we live in a fast-paced world, we often lose track of how much food we eat during each day, especially between meals, when we nibble on candy bars and various processed foods that are convenient and easy to find. But these foods are packed with toxins, synthetic taste enhancers and processed sugars that wreak havoc on your entire body, energy levels and immune system.
On the other hand, natural, fiber-rich almonds and other nuts are the Ayurvedic go-to for healthy snacks that will keep you full for longer, give you enough healthy, balanced energy and provide your body with healing fatty acids and proteins.
Sip On Lemon-Infused Water
This citrusy fruit is famous for its high vitamin C content, but from the point of view of Ayurveda, lemon is a powerful purification ingredient in your diet, it helps keep your digestion healthy and gives you ample energy throughout the day.
The best and simplest way to consume lemon is to start your day with previously boiled lukewarm water infused with freshly squeezed lemon juice. When you drink it on an empty stomach and give it about 20 minutes before you take your breakfast, you will improve your metabolism and help your body flush out toxins.
Enjoy A Glass Of White With Your Meal
We’re all human, after all, and since we have our weaknesses, you can at least do your best to enjoy certain indulgences in a healthy manner. For example, do your best to cut out sugar, processed foods, alcohol and nicotine from your diet, since they are the main culprits of numerous modern diseases, from diabetes to various forms of cancer.
However, you can enrich your meal if you enjoy a glass of white wine, which is a much healthier option than red according to Ayurveda, and it’s best when consumed with food instead of on an empty stomach. White wines often pair well with spicy, citrusy dishes, so you can go for a rich, lemon-sprinkled salad or curry chicken.
Spice Up Your Dishes
Ayurveda puts a great emphasis on creating meals that contain all six key tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent, and pungent. And could there be a better way to create a fusion of flavors than with healthy, healing spices?
For instance, ginger is considered as one of the most powerful spices you can add to almost any meal, and it’s an excellent digestive aid, used to boost your immune system and help your body absorb the nutrients from other foods more efficiently.
Go Raw And Plant-Rich
To preserve their flavor, and most importantly, their cleansing properties, do your best to consume as much raw, unprocessed food every day as possible. Fresh fruit salads, uncooked vegetables or those that have just been lightly steamed are best to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to heal.