The Power of Healing Foods- Ayurveda, which translates as “knowledge of life,” dates back 5,000 years to the ancient Sanskrit texts, the Vedas. It’s a system of healing that examines physical constitution, emotional nature, and spiritual outlook in the context of the universe. It’s widely known as the sister science to yoga, and in accordance to the principles of ayurveda, these healing foods enliven your body, stimulate its repair, and rejuvenate your health.
Lemons are both purifying and nourishing, and they stimulate digestion. For reducing toxins, drink unsweetened lemonade as many times during the day as desired.
Dates and Figs are prized as excellent sources of energy. They also help build tissues. Eat one or two every day.
Almonds are nourishing and life-supporting. Ayurveda recommends blanching and peeling almonds because their skins are slightly toxic. Eat several almonds daily to increase strength and energy.
Ginger is often referred to as “the universal medicine.” It promotes good digestion and helps remove ama. Dried ground ginger is more concentrated in its flavor and its effects. To aid digestion, sprinkle a thin slice of fresh ginger with lemon juice and salt, and eat one-half hour before a meal.
Try inserting one or two of these suggested foods into your everyday routine and see what the change can do for you! For more tips on how to improve your nutrition and enhance your life, we encourage you to enjoy a complimentary 10 day trial membership at our Nemours fitness center. Contact us to get started!