Are you more Vata, Pitta or Kapha?
Tell me what your energy is and I'll tell you what your Ayurvedic diet is. To find out, nothing could be easier. Just go to an Ayurveda practitioner, who will take the Ayurvedic energy principles into account, according to ancestral medicine, and who will look at a global approach, which takes into consideration your mind, body, your way of life and your environment.
Unlike all conventional diets, Ayurveda does not engage in any false promises. It has been found that by following an Ayurvedic diet, it will guide you towards better health and total harmony with nature, in addition to achieving weight loss.
This diet par excellence consists of detoxifying the mind and the body, the two being inseparable in this practice.
Let's take a closer look at what the principle of this diet entails. This diet consists of the specific manipulation of food. For example, fruits and vegetables are cleaned and dried according to a traditional practice. This traditional practice refers to eight golden rules allowing a healthy, varied and balanced diet on a daily basis. It is:
• Eating fruit between meals or 30 minutes before, most of them ferment in the stomach when eaten with other foods, thus impeding the digestion process and creating various disorders. Consumed alone, they are digested very quickly.
• Drink hot drinks or drinks at room temperature and do not eat food straight from the refrigerator, to avoid slowing down the digestive fire and promoting the production of mucus.
• Avoid consuming leftovers from the refrigerator. In any case, avoid combining them with fresh foods during the same meal: their chemical components will develop an incompatibility, thus disrupting digestion.
• Eat in a quiet environment and chew food properly to promote the proper digestive process.
• Do not eat under the influence of a strong emotion or in the absence of a feeling of hunger (a permanent lack of appetite is the sign of a totally unbalanced Agni and must be treated as a priority): if the energy of the body is not available for digestion at this precise moment in time, this is bound to lead to the formation of toxins.
• Have your main meal at lunch, when your digestive capacity is strongest.
• Give yourself time for digestion (three to six hours depending on the constitution) between each meal, so as not to overload your digestive system. This obviously implies banishing snacking.
• Vary the menus and the foods consumed, particularly at breakfast, to prevent eating habits that are not completely adapted from weighing too heavily in the balance of the daily diet.
Take care of your physical and mental well-being by adopting this oldest and most popular healing system in the world.