What unites Madonna, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman and a dozen of other Hollywood stars? All of them are stick to the Ayurvedic nutrition for a long time. It gives very good results, at least remember their excellent physical shape.
Ayurveda (from Sanskrit an “art of living”) – a whole system, one of the areas which nutrition is proper that is able to provide you body and mind with energy Ayurveda teaches that each person is endowed with sufficient energy to make themselves healthy. This science of life opens every opportunity to restore health through the study and understanding of the body and its needs. Everyone has a predisposition to certain products. You probably know that. Some people can not tolerate meat, others hate coconuts, for the third ones just one word the “cauliflower”would be enough to make them sick. The body sends us signals indicating what is useful and what is not. Unfortunately, education, traditional family food, bad habits are often perceived as those signals. How often you can hear: “The whole day I eat buns. The body draws on flour “or” I can not live without cola. It is the need of my body. “Of course, the body can not require such unprofitable products. Ayurveda provides the knowledge how to understand your body needs and, as a result, you will not only eat properly, but also more effective. It is based on the definition of the human constitution (dosha), according to some products are necessary and some – contraindicated.
Kapha Dosha (or slime) – a body without sharp outlines, with oily skin, a tendency to be overweight. Kapha needs to consume fresh and astringent food – steamed, boiled, raw vegetables, fruits, dairy products, cereals (millet, corn, rye, wheat). These products are absorbed better and faster.
Vata Dosha (air) – asthenic body, thin limbs, and skin with a bluish tinge, through which veins can be seen. It is best to eat hot and spicy food. The ideal can be considered theThai food, and starchy vegetables (broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower, leaf lettuce), ripe fruit, milk, cereal. It is good to consume all kinds of spices and seasonings.
Pitta dosha (fire) – athletic body, usually with well-defined muscles, pale skin, vigor. For people with a predominance of this dosha is necessary to use enveloping and cooling food – steamed and boiled vegetables, sweet fruits, dairy products, cereals. The excessive sharpness of food, since it further fueling the fire in the body is contraindicated.
It is believed that Ayurvedic nutrition helps to balance the doshas in the body that is the main goal. Vedic knowledge says that this will help to achieve a balance in all areas of life, not only in health.