Ayurvedic Diet

  • Recipes
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    Recipes
    Dals, lentils, and beans play an important role in Ayurvedic nutrition, and they are just as versatile as they are delicious. We’ve collected our favorite Ayurvedic recipes to help you stay balanced with these powerhouses of protein.
  • How to Make Kitchari
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    How to Make Kitchari
    Kitchari not only provides nourishment for the body, but, due to its spice combination, also benefits digestion. This makes kitcheri an ideal food of choice during times of stress on the body, such as during an illness, periods of overwork or change of seasons.
  • Ayurvedic Food Combining
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    Ayurvedic Food Combining
    For many, the concept of food combining—the idea that some foods digest well together while others do not—is entirely new, and somewhat foreign. But according to Ayurveda, it is an essential part of understanding how to eat properly.
  • Vata-Pacifying Diet
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    Vata-Pacifying Diet
    Vata is balanced by a diet of freshly cooked, whole foods that are soft or mushy in texture, rich in protein and fat, seasoned with a variety of warming spices, and served warm or hot.
  • Pitta-Pacifying Diet
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    Pitta-Pacifying Diet
    Pitta is balanced by a diet of fresh, whole foods (both cooked and raw) that are cooling, hearty, energizing, comparatively dry, and high in carbohydrates.
  • Kapha-Pacifying Diet
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    Kapha-Pacifying Diet
    Kapha is balanced by a diet of freshly cooked, whole foods that are light, dry, warming, well spiced, and relatively easy to digest—ideally served warm or hot.
  • Vata-Pacifying Foods
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    Vata-Pacifying Foods
    Vata is cool, dry, rough and light, so eating foods that neutralize these qualities—foods that are warm, moist, oily, smooth, and nourishing—can help to balance excess vata.
  • Pitta-Pacifying Foods
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    Pitta-Pacifying Foods
    Pitta is oily, sharp, hot, light, spreading, and liquid, so eating foods that neutralize these qualities—foods that are dry, mild, cooling, grounding, stabilizing, and dense—serve to balance excess pitta.
  • Kapha-Pacifying Foods
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    Kapha-Pacifying Foods
    Kapha is heavy, cool, oily, and smooth, so eating foods that neutralize these qualities—foods that are light, warm, dry, and rough—can help to balance excess kapha.
  • Six Tastes
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    Six Tastes
    According to Ayurveda, it is incredibly important to taste our foods, our herbs—our lives. Rasa, the Sanskrit word for taste, has a number of potent meanings, among them: experience, enthusiasm, juice, plasma (as in rasa dhatu), and essence. These diverse meanings only hint at the significance of taste within the Ayurvedic tradition.
  • How to Make Ghee
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    How to Make Ghee
    Heat one pound of unsalted organic butter over low heat in a heavy-bottomed pot. During this entire process, do not stir butter at all. The butter will begin to simmer and will make a little crackling noise. After about 15-20 minutes, there will be a thin covering on...