Ayurveda Food

General Ayurveda Guidlines
  • Eat at regular times
  • Avoid eating just prior to bed
  • Avoid drinking with meals
  • Chew your drink and drink your food
  • Give enough time to fully digest between meals
  • Drink warm water or herbal tea during the day
  • Eat food with clean energy - plant based
  • Avoid processed, packaged and fast food
  • Use spices (the right for your PDE)
  • Eat home cooked food
  • Eat in a calm environment
  • Sit down when eating
  • Make eating your meditation
  • Shop, cook and eat consiously
Consious Shopping

Before going to the shop check your kitchen cupboards and refrigerator to find out what you need for the coming week. Write down everything on a piece of paper that shows your determination to choose what you want from the store. Avoid putting your old unhealthy habits on your list. When you enter the shop, try to stick on the list in your hand instead of following the tempting offers on the boards. Don’t let yourself be fooled by the colors of attractive packets and bottles in the shop which may trick your senses, instead give time to read the ingredient list of every packaged item you pull from the racks. Overall, we can see that most packaged items are not so healthy, many of them filled with additives, such as colours, stabilisers, preservatives etc. The best food choice is always the organic and the things we can get directly from the nature like what we buy from the local farmer’s market. In most cases ninety-five percent of the items in a food store is not good for your health and your challenge is to find the other five percentages with your smart eyes. When you walk towards the counter to pay for your food proudly look in to your trolley and appreciate yourself, acknowledging that you are now paying for your natural medicine which will bring you health, not disease.

Consious Cooking

While learning to drive a car we often put a lot of energy and focus into changing the gears on time and keeping the steering steady, while keeping in mind other technical stuff as coordinating the clutch, break and accelerator to control the vehicle. But once we become an expert driver we shift our focus from the technical things and enjoy our drive. Not only in driving, but when we start learning anything new in life it takes a while to forget about the technical sides of it and start enjoying the act. When it comes to cooking, in the beginning we need to think about the names of many spices and vegetables and carefully measure them with scales. But later, when you become accustomed with the ingredients, you will forget about the measurements and remember them only by their taste. I have seen in the work of well known chefs around the world that they are not following any printed recipes but their own instinct. They mention that during their early years they were following everything as it was in the recipes, but later they started to enjoy the art of cooking. The time you start to recognise nature’s medicinal plants and spices with your senses instead of merely by the names, the time you start to measure them with your intuition instead of the scales, you are not just a cook anymore, you are becoming an artist in your kitchen.

A good chef is like a talented guitar player who creates remarkable tunes with the six strings of his musical instrument. The six strings in cooking is the six healing tastes from the nature, which by its combination make fabulous recipes that plays music for our tastebuds. In ayurveda all the ingredients of the nature are categorised into six tastes according to their main characteristics: sweet, sour, salt, pungent, bitter and astringent.

Consious Eating

It is an old tradition in India that at every meal time we sit in front of the food and meditate for a few seconds to remember the preciousness of the food in our life. In the silence of our meditation we thank the universal power who created the seed, we thank the nature and the farmer who took care of the seed and helped it grow into a plant, we thank for all the hard work behind the creation of each molecule of food until it reached the plate in front of us. This traditional practice also makes our body and mind prepared to receive the food with complete concentration and respect.

Every meal is important. When you miss a meal remember that you are missing one opportunity in your life to nourish your body.

This unique health test by Janesh Vaidya will help you to find your PDE (present dominating elements) in your body and mind systems. The test result will lead you to the answers for your queries regarding your physical and mental health issues.

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