Ayurvedic Diet Pt 1
With so many food trends appearing everyday The Jar - Healthy Vending makes sure every customer is left satisfied. Vegan? Gluten-free? Keto? - You name it and we bring it to you. We try our best to include foods suitable for most of the diets in our products portfolio.
Today let’s look into one of the old-but-gold diets which can also be easily supplied by the Jar. This diet can be named one of the oldest one and it originally comes from India. Not sure if those were enough hints for you but let’s open the cards - the diet we will talk about is Ayurvedic one.
As you might have guessed the Ayurvedic diet has its roots from an alternative medicine Ayurveda dating back thousands of years. Ayurvedic diet sets eating plans based on your body type.
According to this ancient medicine there are three main doshas or types of energies that are in our bodies: Vata (Air & Space), Pita (Fire & Water) and Kapha (Earth & Water). Surely, we all of those doshas in us, however, mostly everyone would have that or another energy prevailing. You can easily find some tests on Google to have a quick Ayurvedic ‘personality check’.
To support your energies with what you eat, Ayurvedic diet has two types of foods: favourable and the ones to reduce.
People with prevailing Vata which itself is all about coolness, dryness and roughness need to counteract it with warm foods to create the balance. Warm in this case stands for both temperature and spices like soups, currys and stews. Those people would also need to have healthy fats while trying to exclude cold foods as well as drinks that have caffeine.
If you feel like you have the fire burning in you then your foods on the contrary should be cool, astringent, substantial and mild. Those cooling effects will work beneficially for Pitta type of people. Consequently, this would mean excluding from the meal plan all those hot dishes recommended for Vata.
Kapha is about both water and earth, therefore, to keep balance people with this body type need to have more lightly cooked meals, raw veggies and fruits. The foods that are dry and spicy also work very well for this type. Sweet, fatty and watery foods are the ones to avoid.
The Jar solution for Kapha: Emily Crisps Green Beans and Pollen and Grace Sesame + Acai Berry Super Square.
Now you have learned the basics of the Ayurvedic diet and how to support your type of body with only some of the Jar - Healthy Vending products. Next time we will look at the other key principles that lay behind this diet.
Stay healthy and balanced!🌱
The Jar Team