Ayurveda Diet and Its Principles

Ayurveda is ancient health science of holistic approach in India and gaining lots of importance around the world because of its wonderful health benefits.

Hippocrates, a Greek scientist, once said that, if we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.

This wisdom of health and its relationship with diet nutrition is well practiced in Ayurveda with perfect balance of our body constitution and nourishing elements. The ancient scriptures, loudly pronounce that food becomes best medicine when taken properly and its improper intake will be an invitation to the diseases.

Ayurveda and Yoga Teacher Training Course in Varkala is one of the great opportunities for the sincere practitioners of yoga to imbibe the health benefits of the nutrition in this system to support their practice as well as to understand the nourishing qualities of the food from their natural resources.

The principles of ayurveda diet mainly focus on three doshas which play a prominent role in the physio -chemical reactions in the body. These body humors are Vata ,pitta and kapha.  Secondly , this approach is fulfilled by means of the wise selection of the six tastes viz, salt, sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and astringent . These tastes are composed with the combination of five great elements namely, ether,air, fire, water and earth. Each of these elements is expressing the distinct effect on the mind and body based on their natural qualities.

The Holistic Health and Wellbeing of an individual is achieved when he manages to inculcate his eating habits which are in tune with his body type or constitution more naturally. Also, they help in the prevention of the diseases due to the wrong selection of the food combination.

The lifestyle and seasonal changes are also significantly impact our eating patterns and health. Ayurveda food items consider this factor with the precise balance of  the tastes suitable to climatic changes and to keep the general vitality. These food items boost the process of healthy digestion as well as ensure the effective elimination of the wastes from the body in order to keep it free from the influence of the toxins. It also employs the detoxification techniques to bring the purification of the mind and body.

The seven body building elements which are called as sapta dhatu  are well nourished using this type of dietetic discipline on regular basis  with the concept of  locally grown  up seasonal vegetables and fruits.

In general Ayurveda diet is good to

  • Improve the metabolic process in the body
  • Enhance the absorption and assimilation of the nutrients to the systems
  • Ensure the purification through the detoxification effect.
  • Maintain healthy body weight and vitality
  • Promote the functional capacity for the quality of the productivity