Adopting Ayurvedic Food Habits On World Food Day
by Harsh Shah on Oct 17, 2022
Every year on October 16th, World Food Day commemorates the formation of the United Nations FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). This day is observed to promote the idea of eradicating world hunger and eradicating starvation.
Cultivating healthy eating habits is essential for maintaining healthy body weight, and Ayurveda, an ancient Indian science, has some principles to help with that. Ayurveda is an ancient medical system that dates back 4000 years. It believes in maintaining bodily system balance through diet, natural herbs, and some yogic practices.
Recently, the West has developed a strong interest in Ayurvedic practices. Many of these Ayurvedic practices are being researched in laboratories around the world, and many of them have been shown to have scientific support. An ideal Ayurvedic diet discusses a variety of eating habits that have the potential to alleviate many of our modern and urban ills.
Choosing foods based on your constitution, paying attention to food, and eating to your capacity are some Ayurvedic eating habits that can make a significant difference in your overall well-being.
On this planet, nearly 1 billion people are starving and dying from hunger. This is a very sad truth that most people try to avoid. On this day, we want to encourage you to be grateful for the food you have and provide advice on how to make changes in your daily lives to avoid the food crisis. We can help millions of people by making a few changes to our diet.
Here Are Some Ayurvedic Eating Habits You Should Implement Right Now:
Begin Your Day With Warm Water
The Ayurvedic practice of beginning the day with a glass of lukewarm water is gaining popularity in the West. Drinking warm water raises your body temperature, which speeds up your metabolism and helps you lose weight.
Do Not Stand While Drinking Water
This is perhaps one of the most important healthy eating habits to develop. It is best to avoid drinking and eating while standing. It is thought that standing and drinking disrupt the body's fluid balance, which may lead to a greater accumulation of fluids in the joints, causing arthritis. Drinking water while standing also has a negative impact on your kidneys. The Rig Vedas do mention postures, according to Ayurveda experts, but it is ambiguous. This particular clause is not explicitly mentioned in Ayurvedic science. It has more to do with the fact that all foods must be consumed slowly. Eating slowly helps digestion, as does drinking plenty of water.
Eat Your Meals Sitting Down
Always eat your meals sitting down. Distracted eating is frowned upon in Ayurveda; one must chew their food thoroughly. Put all of your worries and commitments aside and eat their food. Sitting down keeps you from being distracted and directs your attention to what is on the plate. Several experts have also claimed that when sitting and eating, your posture is ideal for smooth digestion and the prevention of gastric problems. Eating in a proper sit-down arrangement shows respect for the food.
Consume Seasonally Appropriate Foods
Always choosing foods according to season, is a common piece of advice, and it's a great healthy eating habit to instill in your life. Foods like Gur (jaggery) and ghee are naturally warm, so they are best consumed in the winter. Curd, on the other hand, has a cooling effect. If consumed during the winter, they may aggravate a cold by increasing mucous in the throat. Consume seasonal fruits at all times. Good eating habits are essential for maintaining a healthy mind and body. Consume more seasonal vegetables.
Do Not Pair Foods Carelessly
According to Ayurveda, certain food combinations disturb the normal functioning of gastric fire and upset the balance of doshas, resulting in problems such as indigestion, fermentation, putrefaction, and gas formation,
Combinations like milk-banana, yogurt and sour fruits, eggs-milk, and honey-ghee as incompatible combinations. Certain food combinations, according to Ayurveda, disrupt the normal functioning of gastric fire.
Do Not Overeat Or Eat Right After A Full Meal
You must know when to stop eating and never eat unless you are truly hungry. Try to eat light Satvik foods. Seasonal foods, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, nuts, seeds, oils, and ripe vegetables are prioritized in the Satvik diet. Eating Satvik food on a regular basis helps to cleanse your body of the toxins accumulated from pollutants in the environment and junk food consumed outside. Healthy eating habits can make you feel physically and mentally active.
Instead of gobbling your food, eat slowly. Chew your food thoroughly. This allows for better food breakdown and allows the digestive enzymes in your mouth to do their job properly. If your food is not digested properly, it can cause a slew of digestive issues, tummy troubles, and even weight gain
No Distraction While Eating
Do not watch TV, talk on the phone, or read newspapers while eating. According to Ayurveda, you are alive because you have food on your plate; thus, it should be treated with the utmost respect. Distracting surroundings impair your body's ability to digest what you've eaten.
Reignite Digestive Fire
You may not be hungry because your digestive fire is low. A teaspoon of freshly grated ginger, a few drops of lime juice, and a pinch of salt All of these ingredients help to activate the salivary glands, which produce the digestive enzymes needed for digestion and absorption of the food you eat.
Take note of these points and put them into practice on a regular basis. Please share your experiences in the comments section below. AADAR always encourages you to discover your Ayurvedic way of life in order to improve your health and quality of life. It is a simple questionnaire that will help you determine your constitution as well as your current state of balance in just a few minutes. Perhaps more importantly, your results will generate a personalized set of recommendations as well as a large library of useful resources tailored to your specific requirements.
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