You are what you eat.

According to Ayurveda, poor nutrition is often the main cause of illness. A good healthy diet is an essential part of staying healthy. Sometimes all it takes is a correction of the eating habits to achieve more balance and balance.

Here are a few great Ayurveda tips for everyday nutrition:

  •     the dishes should be adapted to your Dosha - constitutional type - Kapha / Pitta / Vata
  •     eat the right amount, the stomach should only be 2/3 full to work properly
  •     Do not drink with meals if you are thirsty, choose hot water so as not to weaken the   digestive fire (cold water extinguishes the fire)
  •     Eat high quality food - fresh, organic
  •     Prefer cooked and self-prepared meals
  •     Individuality in food selection and preparation
  •     eat with appetite and chew well
  •     eat in a pleasant atmosphere
  •     Eat regularly and avoid snacks - last 3 hours before going to bed
  •     Pay attention to the balanced taste - should have all 6 flavors (sweet, sour, salty, hot, bitter and tart)
  •     Pay attention to the right combinations, otherwise waste materials are created that the body does not break down
  •     Prefer food from the region
  •     Before eating, the meal should be blessed with a brief devotion, prayer, or mantra
With the blessing of food we open ourselves to the cosmic power
and experience a beneficial renewal.

Hans H. Rhyner

From the Ayurveda point of view, the ideal sequence of consumption looks like this:

1st course: rice, salty pastries or pasta dishes

2nd course: well-seasoned, sour soup

3rd course: Protein-containing products (soy, yoghurt, legumes, vegetable side dishes)

4th course: buttermilk, spicy lentil broth (Kapha), dessert (Vata and Pitta)

5th course: bitter or tart dishes or freshly squeezed juices e.g. B. from artichoke, dandelion, nettle (should complement the main meal)

After eating, it would be ideal to rest for about 10 minutes. This strengthens the digestive powers. If you jump up hectically, the food is not digested optimally and gas and cravings develop after about 2 hours.