Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine that originated in India more than 5,000 years ago.
As an Ayurvedic Meal Preparation teacher myself, I can vouch for its incredible benefits!
In this article, we’ll explore some of those benefits and how they can help promote optimal health and balance in the body.
One of the core principles of Ayurvedic meal preparation is the use of fresh, in season, whole foods.
Additionally, Ayurvedic meal preparation emphasizes the use of spices and herbs, which are believed to have healing properties and can help balance the body’s natural energy.
Another benefit of Ayurvedic meal preparation is that it encourages mindful eating.
Ayurvedic meal preparation also encourages balance in the diet.
Each dosha has specific dietary needs and Ayurvedic meal preparation aims to balance these three doshas through the food choices and preparation methods. For example, vata-pacifying foods are grounding and nourishing, pitta-pacifying foods are cooling and soothing, and kapha-pacifying foods are light and dry.
I love teaching about these doshas during our Ayurvedic Meal Preparation cooking classes, and how each type creates a wonderful Ayurvedic eating experience!