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Basic Ayurvedic Diet Eating Principles

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BASIC AYURVEDIC DIET EATING PRINCIPLES

Three Ayurvedic Body Types with Reducing Impression and Aggravating foods to eat



VATA

Qualities reflecting the elements of Space and Air.



* Thin with prominent bony structures

* Tend to be cold all the time

* Have dry skin and hair;

* Have little muscle tone

* They learn fast and forget fast, enjoy change, and are very creative

* Vata types are excitable, enthusiastic, but can become easily anxious.

*Calming music

*Gentle ayurvedic massage with sesame or almond oil

�ۢ Bright colors such as gold, orange, blue, green, white

�ۢ More use of organic herbs like asafetida, basil, caraway, dove, sage, garlic, onion, ginger and nutmeg

* Sweet fragrances of jasmine, rose, sandalwood * Gentle exercise, tai chi, swimming, hot tubs

�ۢ Support of friends and family, cultivating patience

�ۢ Mantras: Rim, Hreem, Shreem

�ۢ Meditation on happy, peaceful deities



VATA aggravating Foods



Avoid Foods That are:

COLD CLEAR DRY LIGHT ASTRINGENT BITTER





PITTA

Qualities reflecting the elements of Fire and Water.



* Typically of medium build

* They have a good muscle tone

* Have a tendency to always feel warm

* Have premature graying hair or balding

* Have reddish complexions;

enjoy high energy levels; and have really strong

digestion ��� they can cat almost anything

* They are extremely intelligent focused, ambitious people

* They are passionate about life, have a tendency to be perfectionists, and can become easily irritated.

�ۢ Soft music, preferably flute

�ۢ Soft ayurvedic massage of coconut or sunflower oil

�ۢ Cool colors such as white, blue and green

�ۢ More use of organic herbs and spices like cardamom, coriander,

cumin, dill, fennel, lemongrass, mint, rose and turmeric

�ۢ Cool and sweet fragrances: champak, gardenia

�ۢ Walking, swimming

�ۢReleasing anger, resentment

�ۢ Mantras: Shreem, Sham, Ma

�ۢ Practicing non-judgment, listening to others . Meditation on peaceful forms



Pitta Aggravating Foods I



Avoid Foods That are:

HOT LIGHT Liquid OILY PUNGENT SALTY SOUR











KAPHA

Qualities reflecting the elements of Water and Earth.



* Typically largest of the body types

* They have wide hips/shoulders

* Thick wavy hair;

* Good physical stamina.

* Tend to me slow to learn, but they have great

memories

* Tend to be very loyal, stable, and reliable

* Stimulating music, strong and energizing sound

�ۢ Deep body ayurvedic massage with dry powders or stimulating oils such as mustard

�ۢ Bright and stimulating colors such as yellow, orange, gold and red

�ۢ Light food with use of most organic herbs and occasional fasting

�ۢ Light, warm, stimulating and penetrating fragrances such as musk, cedar, myth, camphor

�ۢ Active strong exercises, jogging, sunbathing saunas, reducing sleep

�ۢ Mantras: Aiim, Kreem, Hum

�ۢ Breaking with the past

* Meditation on active forms







Kapha Aggravating Foods



Avoid Foods That Are:

COLD GOOEY LIQUID OILY HEAVY SALTY SOUR SWEET

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Ayurveda is the ancient medical system of India. It offers one of the fastest paths to health. Instead of having to guess which foods, supplements, and behaviors are appropriate for you, there is a si...
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