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Ayurveda Eating Guidelines

  • Do not drink iced or cold water during meals;  only have small amounts of room-temperature water with a meal. 
  • Only fill 3/4 of your stomach; one half with food, one quarter with liquid, and leave one quarter empty. This allows space for movement of the enzymes which aids in digestion.
  • Generally, it is easier to digest cooked, warm, soupy meals than cold, dry and solid foods.  Warmth stimulates the digestive tract.
  • It is best to wait to eat when the previous meal has been well digested so wait at least 3 hours.
  • Try to eat at fixed times.  Try not to eat between meals, except fruits and juices.
  • Add ginger or black pepper to meals, or sip ginger water after meals to aid digestion.
  • Avoid processed foods and foods cooked in a microwave. They are depleted of nutrition and produce toxins in the body.
  • Excessive caffeine can create toxins; try to stick with herbal teas.
  • Use spices which promote health, such as cumin, coriander, fennel, saffron, black pepper, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, mustard seeds, nutmeg, all fresh herbs, onions, ginger, and garlic.
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