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The top takeaway principles of Ayurvedic Cooking

I have always been fascinated by the way cooking has evolved over the years and how different cultures prepare food in such different ways. Although I grew up in the UK I was exposed to healthy Indian cooking through my mother who has been a devout yogini my entire life.

I started learning about Ayurvedic cooking when my mum started her Masters Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine. She started applying the simple but effective principles of Ayurvedic cooking and I remember feeling very different after meals. I felt a lot less bloated and even more energised, which were big things for me back then.

It took me a few years to return full circle and recognise how good that way of eating made me feel. In the interim I went off track on a ‘health bender’ and followed some pretty radical diets (raw food, alkaline, paleo….etc). Sadly I didn’t have any lasting success with my overall health and over the years managed to do some pretty major damage to my gut. It was around that time that I decided to go back to my mum and ask for help…..a big moment for me. Although I was already pretty sure she was onto something, having witnessed her transformation over 10 years. She was glowing. You could literally feel her abundant energy and shining health. So I needed to know what she was doing.

Here are a few of the take away principles of Ayurveda:

  1. Ayurveda is an ancient indian medical science dating back around 7000 years..they know some stuff.

  2. Ayurvedic medicine is practiced today in India and all around the world...because it is extremely effective.

  3. Ayurveda is a preventative healthcare system and also treats dis-ease.

  4. Ayurveda is holistic medicine based around lifestyle, nutrition and spirituality

  5. Ayurveda is about living aligned with nature’s rhythms

  6. Ayurveda is about living in accordance with your individual constitution, or dosha.

  7. Ayurvedic diet supports your individual dosha.

  8. Ayurvedic cooking favours seasonal, local, whole food.

  9. Ayurvedic food is mainly warm, nourishing and easily digestible.

  10. Ayurvedic cooking uses a variety of foods with digestive herbs and spices.

  11. Ayurvedic food combining is designed for perfect digestion and absorption.

  12. Ayurveda claims that joy, pleasure and freedom are sustainable, while deprivation and austerity aren’t

I have spent much of the last three years learning how I can incorporate this amazing science into my plant based cooking. Having had such great results with my health and seen so many amazing transformations, I am hooked. I am determined to create vegan food that is sustainably sourced whilst nourishing for our bodies and minds. Ayurveda offers all of that.


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