Ruhi Rajput, nutritionist feels that to stay healthy in long term, one should follow a diet, which is sustainable. Being an Ayurvedic diet expert, she recommends locally grown seasonal food as a maximum part of one’s diet to sustain health and wellbeing.
Sometimes we tend to neglect the abundance of nutrition-dense food available around us, mostly because nobody has labelled it. Ayurveda believes that ‘Food is medicine” and we need to be aligned with our body to know what makes it happy.
Rajput suggests a few Ayurvedic diet tips to stay healthy. Some of them are simple and most probably part of most households, she brings us the benefits of these:
- Ghee– Ayurvedic diet cannot start or be completed without Ghee. It balances all three doshas, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Ghee kindles Agni, it boosts metabolism and strength of your digestion system.
- Green moong– Protein-rich diet is always a challenge for vegetarians, and Green moong is one of the biggest sources. Green moong is considered ‘Uttam’, upper-quality food in Ayurveda. It helps in reducing inflammation as it is rich in vitamin B.
- Harad– Harad or Haritaki in English is called Terminalia Chebula. It is a black colour small bitter fruit. Powder of this fruit is easily available. It helps in improving the gut flora.
- Barley– In Ayurveda, barley (Jau) is considered to balance Pitta and Kapha dosha. It is astringent in nature and helps in reducing water retention. Its magnesium-rich properties make it useful for hormone balance. It is extremely beneficial for weight loss.
Ayurvedic diet has gained a lot of popularity in recent times, especially after covid hit us. During the first and second waves of covid, people have discovered the benefits of ‘Ayurvedic khadas’ as immunity boosters. Followers of the Ayurvedic Lifestyle are increasing by days. Ruhi Rajput, love for homegrown Ayurveda, let her set up, Ayurvedic Soul, a platform that designs Ayurvedic diet plans. Users can find out about their Ayurvedic body type and eat according to that with help of their App, Ayurvedic Soul.