Ayurvedic food combinations
28 de September de 2020
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.
Incompatible meals Beneficial 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 It is best to take the milk alone, or with dates, fruits, melon, eggs, yogurt, meat, fish) almonds, or oats. Adding cinnamon reduces the cold qualities of milk
Yogurt Fruit, beans, eggs, milk, yogurt, and hot drinks Grains and vegetables
Eggs Milk, cheese, yogurt, fruits (especially melon), beans, Grains and vegetables with little or no starch
meat, and fish
Fruits Any other food Other fruits with similar qualities (ex: citrus with citrus or apples with pears)
Melons Everything (especially dairy products, eggs, fried Should be eaten entirely alone
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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