Wednesday, June 22, 2016

10 Principles of Ayurveda Nutrition. Part 2.

4. Follow principles of compatibility products.
According to Ayurveda, you need to eat fruits, starch, proteins and fats separately at different times of the day.

Here are some examples:
• drink milk or yogurt separately from acidic fruits, or citrus;

• eat fruits separately from potato and other starchy foods (fructose is digested quickly);

• eat melon separately from grain and milk (generally it is desirable not to combine melons with any food).

5. Rest from food.
According to Ayurveda, once a week you should "rest" from the heavy food. As people, who practice fasting for one day, say, it is not easy to get used to the food limitations, but eventually you feel a sense of lightness and "hover" and you begin to understand all the charm of this principle.

6. Include all 6 tastes in the diet.
A balanced diet should include all six tastes (sweet, salt, sour, spicy, astringent and bitter) at each meal. However, there is no need to overload one dish. Some herbs or hot spices will add the missing shade of taste. Also it is not recommended to follow the same set of flavors every day. Let your body to enjoy the whole palette of tastes, and your body will be grateful to you.

7. Do not ignore the spices.
There are a lot of spices in Indian cuisine. And they are very useful not only for the tasty qualities of any dish, but also for the body. It’s because natural seasonings have a lot of valuable substances. However, you should not overdo. You can spoil the dish easily.