Ayurveda nutrition is one of the main health pillars of this science, which appeared in India. Although being in it’s cradle, not all people are conscious or have access to the benefits of the ancient Ayurveda life style.
Indian cooking finds sophistication by simple use of an universe of spices. But, we should not confuse it with Ayurveda Nutrition.
Ayurveda considers medicine and diet as complementary. It is not possible to keep the vitality of body or to prevent an illness, if we don’t know the powerful effect of food on physical health, mental clarity and spiritual progress.
The difference between Western and Ayurveda Nutrition besides the important approach to nutrients, Ayurveda added the five elements and digestive and post-digestive power of foods, as important tools for the recovery and maintenance of health.
When we cook under Ayurveda rules, it’s important to consider the effect of a meal on the mind, as much as on the body.
A balanced meal shall have the six flavors (Rasa)
- Madhura (Sweet)
- Amla (Sour/Acid)
- Lavana (Salty)
- Katu (Spicy)
- Tikta (Bitter)
- Kashaya (Astringent)
And when it is necessary to balance any Dosha, it will be under an individual program indicating the best flavors to use.
Another essential step to get or to maintain health is the use of a light nutritional detox plan, by suggesting simple meals, Ayurveda procedures and personalized treatments.