AYURVEDA DIET AND DIGESTION

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In everyday life, Over 90% of people suffer from digestion problems such as gas, swelling, stomach pain, constipation, heartburn, and fatigue after eating. According to ayurveda, Maharishi Ayurveda provides simple solutions to these common complaints by considering not only what we eat but how we consume our meals.
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Our bodies need an uplifting and settled environment in order to process and absorb the nutrients from our meals. If that is not available, then we should at least be sitting down to eat. Standing, walking, or driving our way through a meal, which is not good for our health. It makes more difficulties to the digestion process of human.

The process of eating, according to ayurveda, is something respectful and important for the development of our physical health. When we sit down to eat, our stomach is in more relaxed comfortable  posture and our awareness is on the taste, texture, and smell of the food. This will leads improve the digestion. Another way to improve the digestion is to stimulate the agni, or digestive fire, before we begin eating. The Weak digestive agni may result in fatigue after eating, so ayurveda recommends eating a one-inch piece of fresh ginger with a few drops of lemon juice and a few pinches of salt on it before a full meal. This starts to activate the salivary glands, producing the necessary enzymes so that the nutrients in the food are easily absorbed by the body and hence the food gets digesting easily.

The ginger-and-lemon-juice recommendation helps to increase the digestive power of our stomach. If, however, you suffer from an overactive agni, because of which there is too much internal heat and acid, then pomegranate chutney may be more suitable.

Ayurveda recommDD3ends avoiding cold drinks at meals and ice-cold foods in general. This is like putting cold water on the burning logs. Iced water, normally served at restaurants, extinguishes the digestive fire. Even juice or milk right out of the refrigerator is too cold for the digestion. Juice should be taken at room temperature and water without ice. Cooled items is not good for the digestion process. The other thing is Late dinner and found that it was a strain to wake up the next morning, and that will causes difficult to be efficient during the following day as well as its leads to fatigue for our body.These are often the side effects of improperly-digested food. The best way to avoid these problems is to follow nature’s prescription of suitable times to eat. When the sun is strongest, between 12 and 2 p.m., is when the digestive fire is also strongest. Agni is associated with the sun. This is one of the ways ayurveda seeks to connect our mind and body with the environment.

Ayurveda recommends that lunch be the largest meal of the day, since that is the time the digestive agni is working at its maximum potency. As the sun goes down, so does our agni. Dinner should be lighter than lunch, and should ideally be eaten before 8:00 p.m. Late-night meals interfere with sleep, and after 10:00 p.m. the body is working to burn off toxins and continue to digest food from the day. If you eat after 10:00 p.m., the food may cause toxins to accumulate in the system, and as a result the next day you wake up tired.YY1

If you are not able to wake up fresh and clear, then it is important to analyze the quantity of food and the time of night you are eating dinner.ie; the main reason for this late wake up and digestive diseases is in taking of over food in the wrong timings.

These kind of problems leads to many digestive diseases. Nowadays lot of digestive treatments in ayurveda and its centeres are available in India mostly in Kerala. One of the best Ayurveda & Yoga Resorts in Kerala is Elephant pass ayurveda & Yoga Retreat. The main advantage of this retreat is, it’s just 16 km away from Cochin International Airport. It is mainly concentrating on Ayurveda and Yoga, Here we are treating  the people those who are all from abroad as well as from India. A very beautiful scenary with sounds of nature and beauty of River Periyar near famous pilgrim center Malayattoor. Apart from these things this retreat is situated in an Eco tourism village, called Kodanad. Famous Elephant training center and zoo is situated over here.