Are you looking for a new diet to improve your eating habits? The Ayurveda diet can be an option. The method consists of finding the best approaches to food based on your body type, known as dosha, points out Jessica Cording, RD, author of The Little Book of Game-Changers: 50 healthy habits to control stress and anxiety .
The goal is to find healing for the mind and body holistically. Since each body type has a specific name, by following the rules of your dominant dosha you will be healthier, as a result you will have more energy and less extra pounds.
There are three types of doshas: vata, kapha and pitta. Vata tend to be thin and have difficulty gaining weight. Kapha encompasses people with broad hips and shoulders, who tend to have poor circulation and slow digestion. Pitta are average, tend to have more energy, disposition and good digestion.
To discover your dosha, you can perform tests online or consult books on the Ayurvedic diet. The eating plan will vary greatly depending on the type of dosha.
– Vata: oats, vegetables, roasts, nuts and warm milk. It is good to avoid raw and carbonated vegetables.
– Kapha: prefer foods with lots of fiber, spices and vegetables. It is recommended to avoid high calorie foods, such as fatty foods, with high amounts of sugar and oily.
– Pitta: light foods with a high water content, such as cucumbers, lettuce and melons. It is good to avoid spicy foods, alcohol, coffee and acidic things.
According to Jessica Cording, the key to this food strategy is to pay attention to the body. “If you find yourself feeling unwell when you eat in a specific way for your dosha, you must honor what is good for your body and change your eating plan.”
It is worth remembering that before any change it is important to consult a nutrition professional.