Pies and sweet pastries are popular in western culture, so much so that it’s hard to imagine doing without them. But in Ayurvedic cuisine, baked foods are unknown – and with good reason: The baking process solidifies the structure of the molecular connections and therefore, the body needs more digestive power to disassemble the food. Read more
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What is Ayurveda’s viewpoint on trendy diets like paleo, low-carbohydrate, vegan, and raw?
Lately, we see a lot of media coverage for such diets as the paleo diet, low-carbohydrate diets, veganism, and rawfoodism. What does Ayurveda say about these trends and how can they be integrated with an Ayurvedic way of life? Which diet is suitable for which Dosha type? Read more
“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.”
Almonds belong to the most valued ingredients in Ayurveda. They have been an important part of the human diet since times immemorial. Read more
With regard to milk, we regularly encounter very contrasting opinions, ranging from ‘as much as possible’ to the vegan complete rejection of all dairy products.
So what is Ayurveda’s viewpoint? Ayurveda clearly states that milk – in the right quality and quantity – is very good for our health.
Milk of the highest possible quality
The ideal milk in the Ayurvedic sense is provided by your own cow, which has a large outdoor area to roam in, eats only natural, good-quality food, and enjoys loving care. Her horns are not removed, nor is her calf taken away. Drinking milk in the Ayurvedic sense is drinking the still-warm milk from this one cow. Such milk is described as nourishing, easily digestible, and sattvic.