There is no denying the fact that a healthy and balanced diet is crucial for good health and the same is stressed in Ayurveda, the ancient Science of Life & Natural Healing.
‘Food is to humans what petrol is to a car’.
Just as a car cannot function without petrol, the human body too needs food to sustain itself. However, simply eating food is not enough. In order to stay healthy, fit and strong, it is important to eat the right kind of food, at the right time and in the right manner.
Ayurvedic Diet for a Healthier Life
In the midst of mounting negativities and high stress levels, it is very easy to neglect our bodies and adopt unhealthy eating habits. And this is where the importance of Ayurveda Diet & Ayurvedic Recipes is truly felt.
Understanding the Need for Ayurvedic Recipes
According to Ayurveda, there is no medicine greater than a wholesome, well balanced diet which can not just make your body strong but also give you the ability to fight diseases. In order to know which diet plan is best for you, you must first find out your constitutional type (prakriti). Depending on which ayurvedic dosha is strongest in you (Vata, Pitta Kapha); you must adopt a dietary plan that is most effective in bringing about a balance between the tridoshas.
Did you know?
• Include 6 Basic Tastes in Each Main Meal: These include sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent. It is said that doing so helps to create an optimum balance within the body.
• Satvic Food is Best For You: These include green leafy vegetables, fresh seasonal fruits, almonds, rice, and honey as well as easy to digest food items.
Here are some simple Ayurvedic Food Recipes and Ayurvedic Cooking Recipes
Vegetables – Carrots with lemon and honey, Potatoes with lemon and thyme, Okra with Yogurt & Coconut, Red lentil dal, Bitter Gourd in Coconut Milk, Sweet potato in mustard seed, and turmeric, Lauki with Mung, Brussels Sprouts, Coconut, turmeric tomato sambar soup, Cauliflour with peas and potatoes, Potato and cauliflower with tomato cumin, Toor Dal, Mung dal with vegetables, Lauki koftas, Lentil Kebabs, Parwal with Fennel & Almonds, Sweet and Sour Carrots and Carrot & Beetroot Raita etc.
Soups & Salads – Vegetable soup with carrots and lime, Cucumber & Curd Salad, Walnut Avocado Mango Salad, Mung Dal Soup, Cabbage Cashew Coconut Salad, Mixed Vegetable and Sprout Salad etc.
Apple, Avocado, Carrot, Cucumber, Lemon, Grapes, Orange, & Pineapple Juice.
Diet – Yellow Mung Lentil Soup, Rice and Mung Dal Khichari, Grapes, Bananas, Lemons, Strawberries, green leafy vegetables, Onions, Carrots, Cucumber, Potatoes, Rice, Wheat, Almonds, Cashews, Chicken etc.
Pitta Diet – Rice and Mung Dal Khichari, Apples, Mangoes, Watermelons, Brocolli, Mushrooms, Zucchini, Barley, White Rice, Kidney Beans, Freshwater Fish, Cottage Cheese, Cheese etc.
Kapha Diet - Yellow Mung Lentil Soup, Rice and Mung Dal Khichari, green leafy vegetables, Apples, Berries, Cherries, Raisins, Cabbage, Garlic, Egg Plant, Spinach, Potatoes, Red Lentils, Split Beans, Eggs, Ghee, Ginger, Garlic, Fenugreek etc.
No two people are the same. Hence, it is recommended to consult an Ayurveda practitioner who will recommend the most suitable Ayurveda recipes for you, after considering your unique dietary needs.
About the Author
Dr. Sonica Krishan is an Author, Freelance Health Writer, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant at Herboveda and Holistic Healing Coach based at Chandigarh, India. She has a Bachelor’s in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery and also an Advance Diploma in Naturopathy and Yoga. She has authored three natural home cure books: Herbal Healers, Home Remedies, and Healing Through Ayurveda. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website http://www.herboveda.co.in.
Note – Information presented in this article is solely for the purpose of imparting education on Ayurveda and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or mitigate any disease. If you have a medical condition, please consult a qualified health professional.