Ayurveda, the science of longevity is said to be originated in India thousands of years ago. It helps people to rejuvenate the body through diet, nutrition and also through other treatment methods that cure common diseases. Given the current times, everyone is taking their health seriously. While it is significant to do so, one must not get obsessed with trying different types of diet plans.
Ayurveda, on the other hand, is quite straightforward as it assigns diets according to the elements comprising each individual’s constitution, such as vata, pitta, and kapha. All these are known as the doshas that are responsible for making up every human’s body type. As per health reports, every individual is born with a unique constitution and hence, everyone has to have their own dietary approach in Ayurveda. There are basically three primary factors that tell us the properties of each food elements. They are:
- Rasa – the taste of a food item
- Virya – the health and cooling energy of the food
- Vipaka – the digestive effect after you consume food
Other than this, there a couple of rules that can assist in combining foods together for living a holistic lifestyle. Some of them are:
Consume Fruits Alone
Fruits are packed with amazing nutrients that help the body to stay healthy. However, they are only to be consumed thirty minutes before a meal. And if you’re planning to eat them after your meal, have them two hours later. This will keep you from forming gases and ending up with a bloated stomach.
Do Not Mix Raw & Cooked Food Together
As per Ayurveda, mixing cooked and raw foods together makes the digestion process complicated. It is easy for our digestive tract to break down cooked food, as the enzymes become activated. Therefore, the rate of breaking cooked and raw foods down differs significantly. Ayurveda suggests that raw and cooked foods should be eaten separately.
Eat At Similar Meal Times Daily
Eating on time has great significance for a healthy body. You must make a routine of consuming lunch, breakfast and dinner all at the same time each and every day. This will allow the body to have a rhythm and will further prevent your digestive system from getting exhausted.
Do Not Overeat
Besides consuming wholesome food, eating a proper amount is also vital. If you eat more then your body’s requirement, you will end up disturbing your digestion cycle. You must only eat as much as your body needs and can break down easily. This also allows you to save energy that gets wasted on breaking down extra food you unnecessarily put in your system.
Two Hours Gap Between Last Meal & Sleep Is A Must
Your goodnight sleep is very important for sound mind and body, but if your food is not digested before hitting the bed, you might not be able to sleep comfortably. Eat two hours before sleeping to avoid indigestion (drinks to soothe indigestion). If you sleep after your food is digested, you will light and energetic the next morning.
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