Healthy Eating - A Taste of Ayurveda

We have all heard the saying "you are what you eat," but in Ayurveda there is a saying too. So in this article, I'm going to give you an introduction as to why food is so important in Ayurveda, and three of my top tips on how to use food to provide greater energy and fuller health for you. Read on to find out more.

Ayurveda is a natural medical system that's been going for over 5,000 yrs. It's made up of many different parts and is the "science of life" that offers us knowledge that comes from the beginning of time.

Ayurveda's Approach to Indigestion and the Concept of Agni

Before discussing indigestion, understanding the process of digestion is very essential. The Ayurveda approach of explaining digestion is very simple and effective. The food we eat is digested by agni or body fire, which is present in our body. It is very much similar to the way we cook the food. The Agni or body fire helps to digest the food, which is consumed, much like the fire of a stove cooks the food kept on it.

The Enormous Benefits of Ayurveda

Originating in India, Ayurveda has reached every corner of the world with a large number of people enjoying the benefits of Ayurveda worldwide. The principles of Ayurveda are based on “tridoshas,” which mean vata, pitta and kapha. According to Ayurveda principles, the imbalance of any of these elements may results in diseases or ailments.

One can make a proper balance of these three elements by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and correct knowledge of nutritional values and ayurvedic medicines, which have their roots in Indian herbs.