Ayurvedic food combinations
June 05, 2021
Within the knowledge and practice of Ayurvedic diet it is essential to understand how to properly mix meals. A careful combination of diets can significantly improve the quality of digestion and the absorption of nutrients, and above all have a positive impact on your health.
The Ayurvedic perspective tells us that every meal has a different combination of flavours and energies. And in turn a corresponding effect on both the digestive system and the body-mind physiology.
If you observe, you will notice that some combinations of meals, which you eat frequently, can overload the digestive system, contributing to the accumulation of toxicity in your body, and to the manifestation of some of these symptoms:
Difficulty with elimination (constipation)
Low physical energy
Difficulty in expressing intentions (dulled mind)
In the face of these symptoms, a balanced approach to the food mix is necessary.
To begin with, pay attention:
Pay attention to which foods you find difficult to digest when you combine them.
Observe how often you make these food combinations.
Become aware of how you feel when you eat these meal combinations.
The following list identifies the meals that are incompatible and offers suggestions for much more appropriate combinations:
Beans / Legumes Fruit, milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, meat, fish grains, vegetables, other beans, nuts, and seeds.
Cheese Fruit, beans, eggs, milk, yogurt, and hot drinks
Grains and vegetables
Milk with any other food (especially bananas, sour fruits, melon, eggs, yogurt, meat, fish) It is best to take the milk alone, or with dates, almonds, or oats.
Adding cinnamon reduces the cold qualities of milk Yogurt Fruit, beans, eggs, milk, yogurt, and hot drinks
More than other fruits, melons should be eaten entirely alone.
Better to eat it alone or not eat it Grain fruit Beans, vegetables, other grains, eggs, meat, fish, nuts, cheese, and yogurt.
Vegetables Fruit and milk grains, beans, other vegetables, meat, fish, nuts, cheese, and yogurt
Once you feel motivated to start adapting your diet and introducing more nutritious food combinations, consider making one change at a time.
It is advisable to adopt the idea of combining diets in a progressive manner, allowing the body to adapt and adjust accordingly.
If you are interested in learning more about Ayurvedic diet, take a look at our Ayurveda course.
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