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AYURVEDIC NUTRITION

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Ayurveda History

Ayurveda is the oldest traditional medicine system in the world, built around the five balancing elements – ether, air, fire, water, and earth. The herbal plant-based medicine and nutrition discovery originated in our homeland, India, over three thousand years ago. It emerged from the Atharvaveda and is known to show great success in building an all-round healthy lifestyle in people of all age groups.

The foundations of Ayurveda were laid by the ancient schools named Vaisheshika and Nyaya, based on the core philosophical teachings. The Vaishesshika school was about a patient’s pathological condition’s inferences and perceptions (for treatment). In contrast, the Nyaya school focused on its teachings based on having proper knowledge of the patient’s condition before moving forward with the treatment. Both schools amalgamated to form the Nyaya-Vaisesika school in the later stages and helped propagate as much knowledge about Ayurveda as possible. The amalgamation led to a robust Ayurvedic emergence in diet that aims to boost health, promote self-love, maintain a wholesome lifestyle, and instil positive energy amongst young individuals.

Ayurveda in Food and Nutrition

The concept of Ayurvedic food and nutrition follows a meal plan that is solely based on the core principles of Ayurvedic medicine that states to prevent and treat illness instead of solely responding to the ailment’s indicator. The sickness is prevented and treated by maintaining harmony and balance in and between your mind, body, and the environment.

The Ayurvedic diet involves and restricts certain food types based on an individual’s dosha and body type that helps maintain healthy body weight, support mindfulness, and internal bodily well-being.

An individual’s dosha is determined by examining their emotional, mental, physical, and behavioral characteristics. Here are the three doshas existing in this Ayurvedic sphere –

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KAPHA

The Kapha dosha is based on the earth and water segment that can be described as poised, heavy, stable, steady, soft, slow, and cold. Spring is the Kapha season, as many areas across the globe witness an exit from hibernation in that particular season. The people with this particular dosha are mostly strong-headed, caring, thick-skinned, and determined. They act as a strong pillar of strength and support to others and are able to maintain a balance. It is tough to upset someone who has a strong Kapha dosha and always think before they act to live slow, slowly, and deliberately. Such individuals have a healthy immune system and strong joints and bones. However, they are also prone to slow metabolism, weight gain, over-sleeping, susceptible to depression, and require constant motivation, interaction, and engagement to keep their spirit alive. Spicy, filling, and acidic foods are the best diet for Kapha doshas!

Food types to prefer:

  • Astringent fruits like pears, apples, limes, berries, and prunes
  • Pungent and bitter vegetables like cilantro, corn, beets, brassicas, greens, spinach, eggplant, and garlic
  • Grains like barley, buckwheat, corn, and cereal
  • Legumes like urad dal, kidney beans, and soy products
  • Dairy products like cottage cheese form skimmed milk, goat products, lassi, and buttermilk
  • Nuts like pumpkin seeds, cherole, and sunflower seeds
  • Corn, canola, and ghee almond oil
  • Almost all sorts of spices
  • White chicken, freshwater fish, eggs, rabbit, shrimp, and turkey in meats

Food types to avoid:

  • Sweet and sour fruits like avocados, melons, papaya, dates, and figs
  • Sweet vegetables like cucumbers, squash, sweet potato, raw tomatoes, and pumpkin
  • Grains like oats, rice, wheat, pasta, and bread
  • Most beans, peas, and lentils
  • Dairy products like butter, ice cream, yogurt, butter, and sour cream
  • Most nuts
  • Avocado, April, coconut, walnut, and olive oil
  • Pork and red meat
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PITTA

The Pitta dosha is a firm personality and is based on the fire and water element. Summer is the season of this dosha as it is known to be hot, oily, liquid, mobile, and sunny in general.

People with Pitta are mostly very athletic, active, strong leaders and have a solid muscular build. They are very goal-oriented, motivated, energetic, and competitive. However, their aggressive and stubborn nature is not very appreciated by all as it leads to conflict amongst people. Such individuals are able to learn and retain information quickly, have a quick metabolism, great skin, and hair along proper blood circulation. However, they feel hungry in short intervals, go through severe mood swings, and are prone to inflammation and acne as they are sensitive to hot temperatures. Cold, sweet, light, and energy foods are the best in the diet for Pitta doshas!



Food types to prefer:

  • Sweet fruits like apples, dates, melons, coconut, mango, pear, grapes, raisins
  • Sweet and bitter vegetables like asparagus, bitter melon, cabbage, cilantro, leafy greens, parsley, potatoes, squash, and more
  • Grains like barley, oats, rice, wheat
  • Most beans like soy, black beans, kidney beans, white beans
  • Dairy products like ghee, butter, milk, soft cheese, cheese, and goat milk
  • Nuts like almonds (soaked), coconut, sunflower seeds, and more
  • Oils like ghee, olive oil, coconut, and flaxseed oil
  • Spices like coriander, cumin, peppermint, and turmeric
  • Buffalo, white chicken, freshwater fish, venison, rabbit, and turkey meat, along with egg whites

Food types to avoid:

  • Almost all sour fruits like tamarind, lemons, pineapple, strawberries, and bananas
  • Pungent vegetables like hot peppers, spinach, tomatoes, mustard greens, beet greens, and eggplant
  • Grains like millet, corn, rye, quinoa, and more
  • Legumes like soy, tur dal, miso, and urad dal
  • Dairy products like hard cheese, sour cream, and old yogurt
  • Nuts like brazil nuts, peanuts, cashews, walnuts, and pistachios
  • Corn, sunflower, and sesame oil
  • Spices like ajwain, garlic, hing, mustard, nutmeg, and more
  • Most dark meats like chicken, duck, beef, seafood, turkey, and more
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VATA

The Vata dosha is made from the elements of air and space (ether) and follows a light, cold, flowing, easy, rough, and spacious description. Autumn is the festival of this dosha as it defines cold and crisp days.

The individuals with this dosha are primarily energetic, creative, and have a slim body type. Their creative trait helps them think outside of the box but get easily distracted and have a hard time concentrating. Mood swings of these people flow according to the current weather, food they eat, and the people surrounding them.

Such people are able to learn quickly, are great multitaskers, are very kind-hearted and flexible, and naturally follow a slim body shape throughout their lives (mostly). However, they are also very anxious most of the time, have an unstable mood, and are forgetful even of the most important things. They get easily overwhelmed and are prone to irregular appetite and digestive issues like gas.

Food types to prefer:

  • Sweet fruits like apricots, cooked apples, papaya, grapes, peaches, mangoes, lemons, berries, pineapples, oranges, jack fruits, cherries, and more
  • Cooked and root vegetables like carrots, green beans, okra, cucumber, cooked greens, beets, olives, winter squash, asparagus, squash, and zucchini
  • Grains like oats, rice, wheat, quinoa, amaranth, and more
  • Legumes like red lentils, soy, tofu, tur dal, and urad dal
  • Most types of dairy like buttermilk, sour cream, yogurt, goat products, cheese, milk, and ghee
  • Almost all sorts of nuts
  • Almost all sorts of oils
  • Pungent spices
  • Meats like beef, chicken, eggs, fish, duck, shellfish, buffalo, and regular fish

Food types to avoid:

  • Most types of dried fruits like raw apples, pomegranate, watermelon, and pears
  • Most types of frozen, raw, or dry vegetables like potatoes, bitter melon, leafy greens, raw onions, and sprouts
  • Grains like barley, yeasted bread, millet, cereals, corn, and buckwheat
  • Most lentils and peas like beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, white beans, and more
  • Powdered milk in dairy
  • Flax seeds in nuts
  • Caraway in spices
  • Lamb, rabbit, venison, turkey, and rabbit in meats
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How does the Ayurvedic diet
benefit our students?

SWS aims at not only the academic upliftment of each student but also their physical, mental and emotional well-being by focusing tremendously on their everyday diet. This is how the diet helps in the overall benefit of your child –

  • Promotes healthy weight and boosts metabolism
  • Instills higher levels of energy in the student
  • Improves concentration and retention
  • Promotes mindfulness
  • Sustainable eating
  • Introduces students to new (and tasty) food options
  • Improves health at a cellular level
  • Helps in removing toxins in the body
  • Enhances digestion
  • Keeps children away from stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Focuses on an end-to-end body cleansing mechanism
  • Reduces inflammation and reduces chances of irregular sleeping patterns, improper digestion, cancer, diabetes, neurological diseases, heart diseases, pulmonary diseases, and more in the long term
  • Improves a child’s daily quality of life and living standards


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