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Ayurveda diet, The Decks

Ayurveda is a holistic healing science which has importance to the diet regimen also, the words of Charaka, the author of charka samhita, oldest ayurveda treatise,

A person should select a diet which helps to improve health and should prevent the development of diseases. According to Charaka samhita sutra sthana chapter no 27 verse no 331-3 1, the diet of a particular person should !e calculated according to the following principles and a !alanced diet is advised, Chara parikshanam: Chara parikshanam means the place where the person has !orne, the importance of this test is to determine his food ha!its, nature of food, and the food articles availa!le in his place of stay with the food he generally takes and his favorites and dislikes. "t helps in devising a diet plan in accordance with a!ove details. Shareera avayava: #se of non vegetarian food, this particularly deals with the non vegetarian foods like the use of liver of lam! for !lood disorders, similarly the use of intestine of the lam! for kidney disorders etc. $his is in particularly for non vegetarian people. Swabhava pariksha: $his particular test deals with the nature of the food which needs to !e taken and which should !e taken in moderation and which should !e avoided. %or e&, green gram can !e used daily as it is very light and lam! meat or pork meat is heavy which should !e consumed in moderation as it is difficult to digest and if consumed in e&cess cause diseases !ecause of indigestion. Dhatuanusara pariksha: %ood is devised according to the effects needed in the !ody like for the development of !lood, her!s like vidharigandha, pippali, musta, amalaki, which have effects on !lood formation and components. %or effects on mind, vegeta!les are used especially cauliflower, ca!!age, spinach. Kriya anusara: $he nature of work he does, like if he is doing heavy manual work then he is given heavy food as he can digest them easily and he needs good nutrition. %or a person who does light work like software engineers, then a food which is easily digesti!le and nutritious to him. Ling anusara: $he food is also devised on the gender !asis only like male lam! meat preparation and female lam! preparation and foods for male and foods for female as !oth have different constitution and have different diets which are healthier to them. Samskara pariksha: 'amskara means the process !y which a food is prepared like cooking rice with vegeta!les to prepare khichdi (a rice preparation which is used consumed directly). $his is important as it deals with food recipes which are very palata!le, very nutritious as it has a no of vegeta!les. "f meat which is heavy on digestion if made into fine paste and then cooked with spices and used, !ecomes light which highlights the importance of samskara. Matra anusara pariksha: *atra means the amount of food a person should intake for his health !enefits and to !ecome disease free. %or e&, heavy food if taken in limited +uantity would serve the a!ove purpose, and light food should !e taken in little e&cess so that it can !e nutritious and has positive health !enefits.

Ayurveda diet, The Decks


$he a!ove e&planation reflects the importance of diet in a healthy individual and in a diseased condition. Ayurveda emphasi,es on diet so much so that- there is a +uote in Charaka samhita in conte&t of disease and the treatment, i.e. If a person would not follow diet restrictions then, whats the use of administering medicine to him? If a person follows a strict regimen of diet then, why administer a medicine? $he diet of a person depends upon the individual according to the a!ove guidelines and a healthy diet is drafted to that person. For example, if a person who lives in .uropean country comes for a re/uvenation therapy then, first we will en+uire a!out the nature of the food, food ha!its, food articles of his region and then make a note of the same, constitution is decided and important dosha is made out and then a suita!le diet is devised in accordance with his food ha!its as it should !e palata!le and easily availa!le to him in his home country for continuation of the same. $he Ayurveda diet can improve a person0s overall sense of well !eing with positive attitude towards life and other things. 1y following the correct Ayurveda diet for your !ody type, your !ody will assimilate foods, nourish the !ody, eliminating wastes, and cur! the production of o&idants, there !y inducing a state of well !eing !oth mentally and physically. For example: $he vata !ody type people are creative and have a +uick and fle&i!le mind. $hey are hyper active and always prone to vata type of diseases like neurological disorders. $heir diet should include garlic, tulasi and cumin, cinnamon, cardamom. 2ata people should limit intake of uncooked food, as it0s known to cause vata disorders. "nclusion of fruits in their diet is always good for vata dominant constituent people. $he pitta !ody type people are passionate, strong willed, and energetic with high level of determination and initiative. $he diet for pitta constitution people includes cooling her!s and sweet fruit, grains like !arley, whole wheat, and !asmati rice, vegeta!les like collards and spinach. "m!alances that this !ody type should avoid are humidity, too much fat and oil in their diet, and an e&cess of alcohol and caffeine. $he kapha type people are calm, content, strength, stamina and endurance. %or them, foods which have light proteins are good for them like !eans, chicken, turkey, vegeta!les and eggplant, peas, and !eets. $hey should avoid dairy, !read, and cold foods and drinks. .&ercise is recommended for kapha type of people and should avoid day sleep to keep them healthy. $he Ayurveda diet was structured thousands of years ago to help determine the !est types of foods for the primary three !ody types, vata, pitta, and kapha. 'ome of the important food articles which needs to !e used daily and avoided. 3ere are some of the foods that can !e used in daily usage and to !e avoided for a !etter health. All the food articles mentioned a!ove are in accordance with the ayurveda te&t with little changes for availa!ility of the same in today0s world.

Vata Favour Fruits Apples cooked Apricots 1ananas Avoid Apples (4aw) Cran!erries 5ates

Pitta Favour Apples (sweet) 1ananas Avocado Avoid Apples (sour) Apricots (sour) 1ananas

Kapha Favour Apples (sweet) Apricots 1erries Avoid 1ananas Coconut 5ates

Ayurveda diet, The Decks


1erries Cherries Coconut 5ates (fresh) %igs (fresh) 7rape fruits 7rapes 9emons 9imes *angoes *elons :range 6apaya 6eaches 6ineapples 6runes (soaked) 4aisings (soaked) 'traw!erries $amarind %igs 6ears 6ersimmons 6omegranate 4aisins (5ry) 6runes (5ry) ;atermelon Apricots (sweet) 1erries (sweet) Cherries (sweet) Coconut 5ates %igs 7rapes (5ry) 9imes *angoes *elons :range (sweet) 6apaya 6ears 6ineapple (sweet) plums (sweet) 6omegranate 6runes 4aisins 'traw!erries ;atermelon Vegetables Asparagus 1eets Ca!!age 1eet greens 1itter melon 1russels Asparagus 1eets (cooked) 1itter melon 1eet greens 1eet (raw) .ggplant Asparagus !eet roots 1itter melon Cucum!er 6otatoes (sweet) 6umpkin 1erries Cherries (sour) 7rapes (green) 8iwi 9emons *angoes (green) :ranges (sour) 6eaches 6ersimmons 6ineapples (sour) 6lums (sour) $amarind Cherries Cran!erries %igs (dry) 7rapes 9emons 9imes 6ears 6eaches 6ersimmons 6omegranat e 6runes 4aisins 'traw!erries %igs (fresh) 7rape fruits 8iwi *angoes *elons :range 6apaya 6ineapples plums (sweet) $amarind ;atermelon 'traw!erries

Ayurveda diet, The Decks


sprout Carrots Cauliflower Cucum!er 4adish 7arlic 7reen !eans 3orse radish *ustard 7reen challis 9eafy greens :live :nions 6eas 6otatoes (sweet) 6umpkin 'pinach 'prouts Ca!!age Cauliflower .gg plant 3orse radish *ushroom :lives :nions (raw) 6eas (raw) 6otatoes (cooked) $omatoes '+uash/ $omatoes (raw) ;heat grass 'prouts $urnips 1russels sprouts Ca!!age Carrots (cooked) Carrots (raw) Cauliflower Cucum!er 7reen !eans 9eafy greens *ushrooms :live !lack :nions (cooked) 6eas 6epper sweet 6otatoes (sweet) 6umpkin 4adish (cooked) 'prouts (not spicy) ;heat grass ;atercress Grains :ats (cooked) 1arley 1arley 1read yeast 1arley 1read with 7arlic 7reen chills 3orse radish *ustard greens :nions (raw) 6eppers (hot) ;ater cress 6ear fruit 4adish (raw) 'pinach (cooked) $omatoes 'prouts Ca!!age Carrots Cauliflower 7arlic 7reen !eans 9eafy greens *ushrooms Corn 7reen chillies $omatoes *ustard greens :nions 6eas 6eppers 'weet hot potatoes 4adishes 'pinach 'prouts ;heat grass ;atercress 6rickly pear

Ayurveda diet, The Decks


made 4ice 'prouted wheat ;heat 7reen gram 1reads Corn *illet :ats (dry) 6asta 4ice cakes ;heat !ran Cereals dry :at !ran 6ancakes 4ice cakes ;heat grass 'prouted ;heat ;heat Legumes 9entis red 7reen gram whole 7reen gram dals 'oya !ean 'oya milk 'oya dal $ur dal #rad dal Aduki !eans 1lack !eans 1lack eyed peas 8idney !eans 6eas 'oya powder white !eans Aduki !eans 1lack !eans 1lack eyed peas 7reen gram whole 7reen gram dals 'oya !ean 9entils 6eas dried white !eans 8idney !eans 'plit peas 'oya powder Dairy 1utter milk 1utter Cheese 6owdered milk 6owdered goats milk 1utter without salt Cow0s milk 7hee 'alted !utter 1utter milk %ro,en yogurt 1utter milk 7hee 7oats milk 1utter salted Cow0s milk Cheese soft $ur dal #rad dal 'oya sausages *illet :ats dry 4ice !rown Corn ;heat Cereals *illet :ats dry 4ice 'prouted ;heat ;heat !ran Aduki !eans 1lack !eans 1lack eyed peas 7reen gram whole 7reen gram dals 'oya !ean 9entils 6eas dried white !eans $ur dal 'oya sausages 8idney !eans 'oya !ean 'oya milk 'oya dal #rad dal yeast :ats cooked 4ice !rown white 6ancakes

Ayurveda diet, The Decks


7hee 7oats cheese 7oats milk <ogurt diluted and spiced Cow0s milk Animal !!"s 1eef 1uffalo Chicken 5uck .ggs %ish 'almon 'eafood 'hrimp $una fish $urkey dark C!n"iment s 1lack pepper Chili pepper Chocolate 3orseradish Chutney, mango 3orseradish Coriander leaves 5ulse Chocolate 3orseradish Chocolate Chutney, mango 8etchup 9ime 9ime pickle 8etchup 'alt 9ime pickle 1lack pepper Coriander leaves 5ulles 3i/iki 8etchup 'alt= 'prouts 'eaweed 1lack pepper Chili pepper Chutney, mango Coriander leaves 3orseradish 5ulse 3i/iki 9emon Chocolate Chutney, mango 8etchup 9ime pickle 'alt= 'oya souce 2inegar 9ime 9am! 6ork 4a!!it $urkey white 1uffalo Chicken .ggs %ish 'hrimp $urkey white 4a!!it 1eef 9am! Chicken 5uck .ggs %ish 'almon 'eafood $una fish $urkey dark Chicken .ggs %ish 'hrimp $urkey white 4a!!it 1eef 1uffalo Chicken 5uck 9am! 6ork 'eafood 'hrimp $una fish $urkey dark 7oats milk <ogurt freshly made <ogurt diluted

Ayurveda diet, The Decks


3i/iki 8etchup 7omasio 9ime 9ime pickle 3orseradish *ustard 'prouts *ango pickle 9emon= 8etchup 'alt #uts Almonds 1lack walnuts Cashews Coconut 6eanuts 6eacans 6ine nuts ;alnuts See"s 6umpkin 'esame 'unflower 3alva $ils 'esame oil 7hee %la& oil 6opcorn 3alva 6opcorn 6umpkin 'unflower 'unflower oil 7hee Almond oil 'af flower oil Corn oil 'esame for e&ternal Coconut :live oil >one Almonds soaked Charole Coconut Almonds 1lack walnuts Cashews Coconut 6eanuts 6eacans 6ine nuts ;alnuts 'esame 6opcorn 6umpkin 'unflower Charole Almonds 1lack walnuts Cashews Coconut 6eanuts 6eacans 6ine nuts ;alnuts 3alva 6opcorn *ango pickle 'oya souce 2inegar $amarind *ustard 'eaweed 'prouts 9ime pickle 8elp 2inegar

Ayurveda diet, The Decks


:live Coconut for e&ternal use :live !lack ;alnut oil coconut for e&ternal oil 'oya oil 'esame oil 'unflower oil 7hee Almond oil 'af flower oil 'esame oil internal 'oya oil ;alnut oil %la& oil %everages 1eer ;hite wine Almond milk Aloe 2era /uice Apple cider Apricot /uice 1erry /uice Carrot /uice $ea spiced Cherry /uice 7rained /uice 7rape /uice 7rape fruit /uice 9emonade *ango /uice 4ed wine Apple /uice 1lack tea Caffeinated drinks Car!onated drinks Chocolate milk Crane !erry /uice Cold 5iary milk "ce cold drinks 6ear /uice 6omegranate /uice 6rune /uice 'oya milk cold $omato /uice 1arley /uice 1eer ;hite wine Almond milk Aloe 2era /uice 1lack tea Apricot /uice 7rape /uice 7rain /uice *ango /uice :range /uice 6each nectar 6omegranate /uice 6rune /uice 4ice milk /uice 'oya milk 4ed wine 'weet wine Apple cider 1erry /uice Car!onated drinks Carrot /uice Cherry /uice Coffee Crane !erry /uice "ced tea 9emonade 6apaya /uice 6ineapple /uice $omato /uice A/wain tea 5ry wine Aloe 2era /uice Apple cider /uice Apple /uice Apricot /uice 1erry /uice 1lack tea Carrot /uice $ea Cherry /uice 7rain coffee 7rape /uice *ango /uice 6each nectar /uice 6ear /uice 3ard dry !eer 'weet wine Almond /uice Coffee Car!onated drinks Cherry /uice Chocolate drinks Cold cherry /uices 7rape fruit /uices "ced tea "ce cold drinks 9emonarade 6apaya /uice 4ice milk $omato

Ayurveda diet, The Decks


/uice *osam!i /uice :range /uice 6apaya /uice 6each nectar 6ineapple /uice 4ice milk /uice 'our /uices 'oya milk A/wane tea Clove .ucalyptus %ennel %enugreek tea 7inger fresh tea 9avender 9emon grass tea :range peel tea :at straw tea Spi&es A/wain :range peel= 1lack pepper= Almond e&tract Caraway= Anise >one 1asil (fresh) 1lack pepper= Caraway Cardamom Cinnamon Coriander A/wain Almond e&tract Caraway= Cardamom= Cinnamon 1asil (dry) A/wain Almond e&tract Anise Asafetida 1asil leaf 1lack 'alt 1lack !erry Cinnamom 1asil tea 7inseng 3i!iscus ?asmine 9emon tea 4ed clover 4ed ,inger tea Cool dairy drinks %resh ginger tea 9avender tea 9emon grass tea 1lack !erry tea 1arley tea 1asil tea Clove teas .ucalyptus tea %enugreek tea 7inseng tea 4ed ginger 6ineapple /uice 6omegranat e /uice 6rune /uice 'oya milk 1arley /uice ?asmine tea 3i!iscus tea 7inseng tea 7inger tea 9avender tea /uice 4ed ,inger tea

Ayurveda diet, The Decks


pepper Cardamom= Asafetida (hing) Cinnamon 1asil (dry) Coriander 1ay leaf Cumin Cayenne 5ill Cloves %ennel Caraway %enugreek 7inger (fresh) 7arlic *int Cardamom *ar/oram *ustard seeds 6eppermint >utmeg 'affron 'pearmint 6ippali $urmeric 6oppy seeds 2anilla= Cumin 5ill %ennel 7inger *int >eem leaves= :range peel= 6arsley 6eppermint 'affron 'pearmint $urmeric 2anilla ;intergreen 1ay leaf Cayenne Cloves %enugreek 7inger (dry) 7arlic *ustard seeds >utmeg 6ippali 6oppy seeds 'alt 4osemary Anise Caraway Cardamom Cinnamom Cayenne Cloves Coriander leaves Cumin 5ill %ennel %enugreek 7arlic 7inger *int *ustard >eem leaves >utmeg 6eppermint :range peel 6oppy seeds 'affron 'pearmint $urmeric 2anilla ;inter grass

Ayurveda diet, The Decks


4osemary ;intergreen 'alt Sweeteners 1arley malt %ructose %ruit /uices 3oney ?iggery *olasses 4ice syrup 5ried fresh suger Cane /uice ;hite suger 1arley malt %ructose %ruit /uices *olasses 4ice syrup 5ried fresh suger Cane /uice ;hite suger 3oney ?iggery *olasses %ruit /uices 3oney 1arley malt %ructose ?iggery *aple syrup *olasses 4ice syrup 'uger cane /uice ;hite suger

$he a!ove ta!le can !e taken as the standard diet management guide, like for adding foods, !everages, teas etc according to the !odily humor (vi,, vata, pitta, kapha) of the client (which is made clear at the time of his arrival !y me or !efore he arrives with some +uestions on his food ha!its). ;e will take a note of the dishes prepared using the a!ove food articles and then advise according to ayurveda guidelines, we will also supplement them tea and special !everages to them so that can also fetch us some good amount of money. ;e will have different diets for particular clients like o!esity diet (included with panchakarma for o!esity treatment), special se&ually potentiating diet (some modification has to !e made and some special meat and floor preparations to !e added), "1' diet (special diet for "1' with special ref to !uttermilk foods and drinks). $he !elow ta!le gives the option of the food articles which can !e divided into @ meal timings with two !asic timings (waking up and at !ed time) which help in proper digestion and add additional value the diet we recommend. $he diet we advise will depend upon the food ha!its of the client like e&plained a!ove, and we will incorporate the !elow food articles with his food in a much synchroni,ed manner so that it should !e very palata!le and should !e within limits of ayurveda diet guidelines.

S ' )*ample !r Diet p!ssibilities a&&!r"ing t! the !!" arti&les ( $n waking %reak Mi" Lun&h )vening Dinner At be" time

Ayurveda diet, The Decks


up 1 'oaked almonds, dry fruits like dates, apricot 2 %resh /uice of aloe vera 3A ml 3 %resh /uice of wheat grass @A ml 'oaked her!sB vegeta!le /uice @A ml @ 'pecial fruit /uices like grains like soya ast 1owl of cooked vegeta!le s 1owl of papaya or fruits 9ight rice items with little spice 'prouted grains cooked food items Cooked vegeta!le with grains m!rning %resh fruit /uices ;heat flour preparation with vegeta!les Corn preparation with fruit /uices 1owl of vegeta!le with *ilk salads *ilk salads and fruit /uices 'pice her!al tea like ginger tea 'pecial rice preparation like kichadi served with ghee Cooked vegeta!les with fruit /uices 'pecial meat preparation which are light in digestion 'pecial grain preparation with salads coldBwarm 1eet root preparation with fresh her!al /uices $riphala churna with warm water for !etter digestion 'pecial her!al decoction according to diseases, if any "sa!gol ash, useful in proper moment of !owels "sa!gol ash, useful in proper moment of !owels "sa!gol ash, useful in proper moment of !owels

%resh cut raw vegeta!les like carrots, cucum!er 'pice her!al tea or some her! decoctions 'pice sprouted grains spiced in ghee 'pecial medicated her!al milk preparations

%resh her!al /uices with !owl of vegeta!les 'pecial spiced her!al milk preparations 1uttermilk plain or seasoned with her!s like ginger 'pecial spiced decoction warmBcold

'prouted grains with !owl of vegeta!les

C!n&lusi!n: As e&plained a!ove the ayurveda diet depends upon varies factors and the implementation of the same would !e a very difficult task. 3ence the diet was modified according to the current scenario and to the fast moving world. $he a!ove food articles, drinks, !everages mentioned is incorporated into one0s diet with slight modification so that he can have the same in his home town which means he can adopt a healthy holistic ayurveda diet for the rest of his life there !y achieving the main aims of ayurveda vi, prevention is !etter than cure with proper diet. $he food is also devised depending on the time of the dosha, like in the evening vata dosha gets increased so we will advice food which help in normali,ation of vata like ginger tea, special her!al decoction.