In Ayurveda, ahara, is the word for diet or nutrition, which refers not only to the food we eat but also to everything we ingest, including our experiences, emotions, sensory impressions, and ideas. Food is central to Ayurveda because what we put into our bodies ultimately builds our tissues and provides the fuel for life. For this reason, Ayurveda favors ”super foods” that are full of vital life energy, or prana. The foods include vibrant organic fruits and vegetables, high quality grains and oils, and other whole foods.
Ideal nutrition results from consuming a variety of fresh foods that are deliciously prepared served in small portions and eaten with awareness. Try eating for Balance, Vitality, and Joy
One of my usual Ayurvedic morning rituals is to start my day with a homemade soothing cup of hot lemon ginger and honey tea. It’s a delicious way to get straight in and cleanse your digestive system after resting overnight. To make this simply grate or slice some fresh ginger, place it in your favorite mug, and cover with hot water. Squeeze in some fresh lemon or add a nice slice. Give it a stir. Allow the tea to sit for a couple of minutes, before adding raw honey (heating honey too high means losing many of its nutrients, hence using raw honey and adding once the tea is warm, and not hot). About as warm as your underarm😉😉 You can also add turmeric for its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
In truth I always follow up with a kick ass cup of coffee or chai☕️