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National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

Ayurveda is a goldmine of remedies and health-benefiting concoctions that are not only easy to arrive at but also inexpensive. The term Ayurveda stands for ‘science of life’ stemming from the words ‘Ayur’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ which means science. Ayurveda meticulously lays down guidelines on how one must chart out his/her daily routine starting from the regular diet. What we eat greatly influences our health, but as per the Ayurveda, the property of a particular food item, the time of food consumption as well as the taste of the food consumed…

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Why Are Milkshakes Not the Best Idea According to Ayurveda

Love Milkshakes? The goodness of freshly cut fruits blended with the ever so nutritious milk, think there can’t be a concoction as healthy as this? Think again.  Turns out that pairing these two healthy foods may not always result in a healthy combination. In fact, it is better not to team certain foods and consume them in pairs, as they can wreak havoc on your digestion, gut health and overall system.  According to Ayurveda, one such food combination you must stay away from is that of milk and fruits – which puts our very dear…

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Why You Shouldn’t Stand and Drink Water, According to Ayurveda

More than two thirds of the weight of the human body is made up of water. It is essential to keep the body hydrated, and enable waste to move out of the body and improve blood circulation . It maintains spinal and cognitive health. Every day, our body loses significant amount of water. Water must be consumed in such a manner that our body is able to absorb every ounce of it. By chugging water down, we disallow our body to absorb the maximum benefits required for replenishing the system. The way one drinks water…

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Ayurveda for Diabetes: Diet dos and don’ts

According to Ayurveda, your body is divided into three biological energies, which broadly controls your bodily functions. Dr Reena Rawat, Senior Ayurvedic Doctor, Dr Shikha’s NutriHealth says, “Vata dosha is responsible for all the micro and macro movements in the body, Pitta dosha is responsible for digestion and metabolism and Kapha dosha is for strength and growth. Diabetes is caused by the imbalance of Kapha and Vata doshas.” Ayurvedic diet errors Common dietary and lifestyle causes of Diabetes in Ayurveda are: Excessive consumption of Kapha aggravating foods like curd and…

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Ayurveda Should be Included in Mainstream Medical Care: HP Governor

Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat today said keeping in view the increasing burden of existing and emerging diseases, and gaps in modern medicines, there was a dire need to include indigenous systems in mainstream medical care. “Ayurveda has identified congenital factors and is science of life. The role of this medicine in management of the disease had been limited to the minimum,” he said at the closing ceremony of the three-day State level Arogya Fair here. The fair was jointly organised by the State Ayurveda department, Ministry of AYSUH and…

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Ayurveda for Diabetes: Diet dos and don’ts

According to Ayurveda, your body is divided into three biological energies, which broadly controls your bodily functions. Dr Reena Rawat, Senior Ayurvedic Doctor, Dr Shikha’s NutriHealth says, “Vata dosha is responsible for all the micro and macro movements in the body, Pitta dosha is responsible for digestion and metabolism and Kapha dosha is for strength and growth. Diabetes is caused by the imbalance of Kapha and Vata doshas.” Ayurvedic diet errors Common dietary and lifestyle causes of Diabetes in Ayurveda are: Excessive consumption of Kapha aggravating foods like curd and…

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