Digestion – Food Combining for health
Ayurveda teaches us that disease starts in the gut and maintaining the well-being of our digestive system is the most important way to ensure optimal health.
Eating meals with improper food combinations has perhaps the biggest impact on our digestive health. In Ayurveda, it is believed that certain food combinations create imbalances and Ama (toxins) in the body and mind.
Ayurvedic recommendations for food combining can be extensive so I am recommending two general rules that can have a significant impact on your digestion and are easy to follow.
#1 - Do not combine fruit with dairy, yogurt, protein or other carbohydrates.
#2 - Fruit should be eaten at least 30 minutes before or after protein or other carbohydrates.
There are times when our digestion needs a little help. This is when I turn to my Digestive Tea.
Here is my recipe for a tea which is soothing and calming for the tummy.
½ cup Rose Buds
½ cup Rose Petals
2 Tbsp. Spearmint Leaves
½ cup of Fennel Seeds
40 Cardamom Pods (cracked using a mortar and pestle)
1 tsp per cup