Check some winter tips to balance your diet and life style
-raw and cold/iced food specially during evenings.
-canned, frozen, ultra processed and dehydrated food.
-left-overs cooked more than one day ago and food with preservatives are too heavy for digestion, block circulation channels and weaken immune system.
-use six flavors in your meals, but use less of: adstringent, bitter and spicy.
-more flavors like: sweet, sour and salty.
–warm and cooked fresh food with Extra Virgin olive oil or Ghee (clarified butter) – specially for Vata Dosha types – Ether/Air.
-fresh, light and whole food are excellent to strengthen immunity.
-Ghee (oil of clarified butter) is special to improve digestive power, it has no milky and fights against free radicals, among many indications.
- LIFE STYLE – Dinacharya
The way we live also affects our immune system.
-staying awake till late
-any devices such as TV, computer, mobile, video-games and tablets when you go to bed . They certainly will upset your sleep.
-working during evenings. (if it is inevitable, take rest sometimes)
-having meals in irregular time. Try to make a schedule
-exposing your body and mind to too much stress and fatigue.
-sleeping during the day affects digestion and body energy, making you slower and lazy.
-DON’T eat while you are standing, walking or driving.
-have yoga and stretching classes and activities which make you feel shelter.
-go to sleep earlier than 11 pm.
-choose activities which nourish mind and body.