Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medicinal philosophy which mentions leading a life totally based on one’s doshas. It functions on the ideology that every person has a combination of three energy types (doshas)- Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Vata which comprises air and space, Pitta comprises fire and water and Kapha comprises the energy of the earth and water.
These all three energy types are present in human being, Ayurveda emphasizes that everyone has one dominant dosha right from birth and a balance of the other two energy types. The whole Ayurveda can be summed up in one simple statement–When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use; when the diet is correct, medicine is of no need.
Here are the 5 most important items you must include in your daily meal plan:
Ayurveda recognizes ghee (clarified butter) as one of the superfoods. It is easier to digest, unlike the regular butter and has a longer shelf life. It is known to facilitate the flow of toxins outside the body.
- Warm milk
It is inevitable to understand that cold milk is a little hard to digest compared to warm milk. Hence, warm milk is considered an extremely sacred ingredient in Ayurveda as when digested properly, it helps to balance all the doshas and provide strength to the body.
From Indian Masala tea to a spread of curries, there’s a reason why one cannot imagine a typical Indian thali without this aromatic root. Ginger(Adrak) is considered as the universal medicine in the Ayurveda. It not only helps digestion but helps in fighting the menstrual pain as well.
- Cumin seeds
You can include cumin seeds in your daily diet in two ways. Either soak cumin seeds overnight and drink it, first thing in the morning or boil water and add a pinch of cumin seeds to it. This process is known to help the digestive process.
- Warm water
A lot of Ayurvedic texts are filled with the benefits of drinking warm water. It not only helps in flushing out the toxins from the body but also makes your skin glowing. One should sip plain warm water every hour to stay hydrated and activate your metabolism.