The main principle of Ayurveda is the incorporation of the six flavors in food, in all meals, at least in the main meal. The six flavors, sweet, sour, salty, spicy, astringent and bitter, have their own health benefits. The six flavors in a meal not only make food tastes more tasty, but it also makes it very healthy.
Eat according to the constitution:
We are made of a combination of five elements of the universe, earth, water, air, fire and sky! The combination of these elements, called Doshas, influences the physical and emotional features of each human being. You must eat according to your constitution, to maintain balance in your body.
The foods are divided into three groups in Ayurveda, Sattvic, Tamasic and Rajasic. While third groups do not hurt and are not good for health, tamasic foods are not healthy. Sattvic foods made with whole ingredients and fresh products are light, easy to digest, less greasy, easy to cook and impart refreshment. Ayurveda always recommends eating Sattvic foods for vitality.
Avoid tamasic foods:
These foods have negative qualities such as arrogance, laziness, pessimism, criminal mind, etc. Toxic foods like drinks carbonated, foods cooked with artificial preservatives and chemicals, alcohol, etc. they are tamasic foods.
The Ayurvedic principles of eating never forbid eating any food group. On the contrary, he insists on eating well-balanced foods that satisfy all the needs of the body and mind. There is no prohibition against eating cheese or ghee or fats and carbohydrates. The combination of all the nutrients makes the food balanced in terms of nutrition and flavor.
It is crucial to synchronize with natural changes as the seasonal routine influences the body and mind. Called as Ritucharya, the seasonal changes, the Ayurvedic principles of eating insist on eating seasonal foods to keep health intact. What are seasonal foods? The answer is simple. Any type of fruits and vegetables that are available in abundance and at affordable prices are seasonal foods. For example, mango and watermelon in summer, sugar cane in winter, etc. Eating foods out of season causes digestive problems.
Ayurvedic principles speak of eating a variety of foods. The incorporation of the six flavors in a meal brings variety automatically.
Flavors and Aroma:
No other food or diet regimen other than Ayurveda can provide you with tasty foods. A simple dish can be mixed with various herbs and made quite delicious. Each meal can be flavored in many ways. Flavors in this context does not mean artificial flavoring or chemical products, but fresh or ground or dried herbs. To name a few, black pepper, cardamom, ginger: raw and dried, fennel seeds, oregano and many more. You can make more than 10,000 varieties of tea with Ayurvedic herbs.
Eat carefully: You must control the amount of food. Too much nectar becomes poison.
Fresh: Fresh food is another basic principle of Ayurvedic food. Eating fresh foods only means cooking with fresh ingredients, but never allow frozen, packaged and stored food. In addition, it eliminates the intake of reheated foods. If you cook now, eat it now.
Always try to cook with natural utensils and avoid utensils with chemical infusions.
How it is cooked:
The psychological effects of the person who cooks the food are reflected in the taste of the food. If you cook with love, care and affection, the most delicious foods in the world come out.
Follow these simple regimens to achieve optimal health.