Ayurvedic Nutrition

Ayurvedic Nutrition

Ayurveda, the name itself means science of life. Yes! It is a comprehensive science that takes care of various aspects of a healthy life. Right from nutrition to exercise and even health care, Ayurveda addresses many health issues.

Ayurvedic Nutrition or the Ayurvedic science of diet also puts forth a detailed description of a natural and healthy diet which is essential to all aspects of well-being. The concepts of Ayurvedic nutrition are based on the food that you eat, how you eat it and the time at which you eat.

The food you eat

We all know that the food we eat is the life force that drives the body. Of course, it is the basis of our physical existence. But, food does much more than just drive your physical existence. In fact, it is the pillar that helps in the well-being of your body. Eating correctly according to your individual constitution maintains your health. At the same time, wrong types of foods can trigger disease or affect immunity.

What does Ayurvedic nutrition include?

The science of Ayurvedic nutrition is based on carefully evaluating the needs of the body and accordingly figuring out the right diet that it needs. Obviously this diet will differ from person to person. In addition to evaluating the lifestyle, ayurvedic nutrition also takes into consideration,the different elements that make up the individual constitution or prakruti.

Additionally, the diet is prescribed after carefully understanding the properties of each food item. i.e. its heating,cooling drying or moistening qualities.

Why is it important?

Ayurveda is the ancient science of medicine that has been influencing health care practices for a long time. The reason why Ayurveda is so popular is because of its ability to identify the root cause of the problem and provide long lasting solutions.

Ayurvedic nutrition plays an important part in the well-being of an individual. Basically, eating the right type of food that suits your constitution contributes to living a long and healthy life. In fact, it helps to fight disease as well as prevent the onset of illness.

The principles

Experts at Sivanna propose the diet in accordance to the six Ayurvedic principles:

  • Nature of food
  • Preparation of food
  • Food combination
  • Quantity of food
  • Habitat where food is grown
  • Time of eating
  • Dietary rules
  • Condition of the person eating the food
  • The science and the benefit

At Sivanna Health, Ayurvedic nutrition states that the digestion of food begins at the cooking stage itself. Therefore, using fresh ingredients is vital to the health of your food. Another important aspect is to include colours in the food (colours in the form of natural ingredients that add flavour to the meal). A well prepared meal appeals to all senses and is quickly digested to be absorbed by the body.
We believe that all food is comprised of three things:

    • Five elements
    • Six Tastes
    Twenty Attributes

Food can aggravate the doshas, and the correct eating habits can prevent improper digestion enabling the individual to lead a healthy life.