Researchers in the field say that this type of diet is a holistic science that takes into account the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of a person. Considering the process that person goes through, from personal constitution to emotional and mental aspects.
They also say that this diet is based on 3 fundamental principles, 3 different personality types or “doshas”: vata, pitta and kapha.
They will accompany us for life and will make us choose between different foods that regulate excesses to achieve balance. In addition, we all have an “agni” or inner fire, which is our ability to metabolize food, eliminating those we do not need. If this balance is broken, a toxic substance called “ama” is generated, which is the cause of disease generation.
Foods representative of the Ayurveda diet:
- First and foremost is rice, because it is a very complete food, easy and easy to digest
- Another very good food is green soy. It is representative of legumes due to its lightness.
- Rock salt: Rock salt represents all minerals and does not absorb water like sea salt.
- Amalaki: Tridosha fruit, sweet, bitter and astringent. It’s rejuvenation. The main food of Chawanprash (rejuvenating jam and good for the immune system).
- Ghee and milk: Ghee as a representative of a light, subtle and oily fat, good for lambs and intellect.
- And last but not least, barley. It is part of the light and complete cereals.
There are also certain foods in this diet that are contradictory when mixed and therefore we should avoid eating them together. These are:
- First of all we must avoid milk and fruits, because they are extremely incompatible and can cause serious problems to the respiratory system.
- Taking yogurt at night is bad because it clogs the ducts, and agni being slower is not well absorbed. Now Kefir. In addition, yogurt has sweet, creamy, heavy properties and grows kapha.
- Cold milk at night for a person Vata is bad because it will create more than gas, but if we add ghee and drink it hot it can be beneficial.
- It is not good to mix the qualities of foods that are contradictory. Such as hot and cold items.
- Seasonal and seasonal incompatibilities.
- Incompatibilities depending on the state of agni. For example, eat if you are not hungry.
The benefits of this diet are as follows:
- First of all, with its help you will be able to reduce the stress and anxiety in your life
- Secondly, the muscle tension in the body decreases
- With its help you will benefit from a very good cholesterol and blood pressure
- It is a diet rich in antioxidant foods that are highly recommended for a healthy life.
- In general, following this diet will bring benefits to our health a lot and this is the biggest benefit of the Ayurveda diet.
- In addition to all this, with its help you will strengthen the immune system
- Changes in hormonal values (corticosteroids, CH, NA, ADH, etc.).
- And last but not least, it slows down the aging process