DIETARY RULES ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA?
According to Ayurveda, each person’s diet must be individual in order to balance a person’s energy, body functions, feelings and mind.
In Ayurveda, food is divided according to its properties:
- Tamas: vitamin-free, dead, refined, processed, multi-heated food.
- Rajas: salty, bitter, sour, greasy, canned, spicy food.
- Sattva: lively, fresh, pure, vitamin-rich food.
Sattvic food – helps to keep calm, creative, wise, and Rajastic food – arouses passions, competition, desire for leadership, course vulgarity.
In Ayurveda, the advice is to eat as much sattvic food as possible – that is fresh, live, vitamin-rich food. Avoiding Rajasthani food, which is addictive, and which unnecessarily irritates our emotions. It is recommended to completely eliminate refined, processed, too sweet or too salty foods from your diet.
Food should be eaten raw or processed very minimally, with a small amount of salt or sugar.
According to Ayurveda, our digestive system acts as a bonfire. It can be tried to ignite by immediately throwing thick and large branches inwards, but they will ignite very hard. Or you can throw small and thin twigs into the scrap – they will ignite much easier, but you will need more of them. So in the diet – eat
lighter foods that digest faster and easier, then you can eat more often.
Before following the Ayurvedic diet, it is recommended to cleanse the body and drink only water with lemon and herbal tea for at least a day. After one day, it is advisable to lubricate and massage the body with oil and take a hot shower or a hot bath.