Ayurvedic Diet

Ayurvedic Diet

Welcome to our Ayurvedic Diet Library, where we’ve compiled resources on the topic of how to eat and cook according to Ayurveda, including recipes, videos, and articles. If you’re new to Ayurveda’s approach to food, we recommend starting with our guide to Ayurvedic Food Combining.

  • Recipes
    • Ayurveda
    • Ayurvedic Diet
    Recipes
    Dals, lentils, and beans play an important role in Ayurvedic nutrition, and they are just as versatile as they are delicious. We’ve collected our favorite Ayurvedic recipes to help you stay balanced with these powerhouses of protein.
  • The Ayurvedic Diet
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    • Ayurvedic Diet
    The Ayurvedic Diet
    Learn the ins and outs of the Ayurvedic diet in this ultimate guide, plus how to learn and practice Ayurvedic cooking for better digestion and overall health.
  • How to Make Kitchari
    • Ayurveda
    • Ayurvedic Diet
    How to Make Kitchari
    Perfect for cleansing, kitchari is an ideal food of choice during times of stress on the body, such as during periods of overwork or seasonal transitions.
  • Ayurvedic Food Combining
    • Ayurveda
    • Ayurvedic Diet
    Ayurvedic Food Combining
    Proper food combining can improve the quality of your digestive health. Learn which food combinations Ayurveda recommends for optimal digestive wellness.
  • Vata-Pacifying Diet
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    • Ayurvedic Diet
    Vata-Pacifying Diet
    Vata is balanced by a diet of freshly cooked, whole foods that are soft or mushy in texture, rich in protein and fat, seasoned with a variety of warming spices, and served warm or hot.
  • Pitta-Pacifying Diet
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    Pitta-Pacifying Diet
    Pitta is balanced by a diet of fresh, whole foods (both cooked and raw) that are cooling, hearty, energizing, comparatively dry, and high in carbohydrates.
  • Kapha-Pacifying Diet
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    • Ayurvedic Diet
    Kapha-Pacifying Diet
    Kapha is balanced by a diet of freshly cooked, whole foods that are light, dry, warming, well spiced, and relatively easy to digest—ideally served warm or hot.
  • Vata-Pacifying Foods
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    • Ayurvedic Diet
    Vata-Pacifying Foods
    Vata is cool, dry, rough and light, so eating foods that neutralize these qualities—foods that are warm, moist, oily, smooth, and nourishing—can help to balance excess vata.
  • Pitta-Pacifying Foods
    • Ayurveda
    • Ayurvedic Diet
    Pitta-Pacifying Foods
    Pitta is oily, sharp, hot, light, spreading, and liquid, so eating foods that neutralize these qualities—foods that are dry, mild, cooling, grounding, stabilizing, and dense—serve to balance excess pitta.
  • Kapha-Pacifying Foods
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    • Ayurvedic Diet
    Kapha-Pacifying Foods
    Kapha is heavy, cool, oily, and smooth, so eating foods that neutralize these qualities—foods that are light, warm, dry, and rough—can help to balance excess kapha.
  • Six Tastes
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    • Ayurvedic Diet
    Six Tastes
    Ayurveda places great importance on tasting foods. Rasa, the Sanskrit word for taste, has many meanings that only hint at the significance of taste in Ayurveda.
  • How to Make Ghee
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    • Ayurvedic Diet
    How to Make Ghee
    Heat one pound of unsalted organic butter over low heat in a heavy-bottomed pot. During this entire process, do not stir butter at all. The butter will begin to simmer and will make a little crackling noise. After about 15-20 minutes, there will be a thin covering on...
  • Chyawanprash
    • Ayurveda
    • Ayurvedic Diet
    Chyawanprash
    Chyawanprash is a delicious nutritive jam that has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years, offering a wide range of health benefits for the whole body.
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