Este toamna si ne apropiem de zile din ce in ce mai reci, racim si noi si suferim toate efectele inerente acestei stari: exces de mucus, ameteala, lipsa de putere, tuse, disconfort…
Pe langa modalitatile naturale de intarire a sistemului imunitar: miere cu catina, tinctura de propolis, miere cu ghimbir, capsule si tinctura de Agaricus Milena. Eliminarea hranei de natura acida este importanta si in niciun caz sa nu mancam, ciocolata, iaurturi, lapte sau branzeturi daca suntem raciti 😉
Mai putin stiut este faptul ca raceala, viroza respiratorie, reprezinta o dereglare a echilibrului celor trei Dosha din traditia Ayurveda si mai exact, un exces al lui Kapha Dosha. Iata in continuare idei preluate de pe site-ul oficial al lui Deepak Chopra, ce-i drept in limba engleza pentru a echilibra acest neajuns:
„Kapha-Balancing Nutritional Guidelines
According to ayurveda, it is important to eat foods that have a balancing effect upon the dominant dosha or that will pacify (stabilize) a dosha that has become excessive or aggravated. Because Kapha is heavy, oily and cold, favor foods that are light, dry, or warm. Foods with pungent, bitter, and astringent tastes are most beneficial for pacifying Kapha. Reduce foods with sweet, sour, and salty tastes.
- Try a liquid fast one day per week, ingesting only fresh vegetables and fruit juices, and pureed vegetable soup.
- Reduce the intake of dairy, which tends to increase Kapha. You can use small amounts ofghee, low-fat milk, and low-fat yogurt.
- Honey is a sweetener that is said to best pacify Kapha. Other sweeteners should be avoided because they increase the Kapha dosha, contributing to problems such as blocked sinuses, allergies, colds, and lethargy. Take a tablespoon or two (but no more) of raw honey every day helps release excess Kapha; please do not cook with honey.
- Drinking hot ginger tea with meals helps stimulate slow digestion and sharpen dull taste buds. Drink 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea daily. Find our ginger tea recipe here.
- All beans are good for Kapha types except for soybeans and soybean-based foods such as tofu, which should be eaten in moderation.
- Favor lighter fruits such as apples, pears, pomegranates, cranberries, and apricots. Reduce heavier fruits like bananas, avocados, pineapples, oranges, peaches, coconuts, melons, dates, and figs.
- In general, all vegetables are recommended but reduce consumption of sweet and juicy vegetables such as sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and zucchini.
- All spices except salt are pacifying to Kapha. Use pungent spices like pepper, cayenne, mustard seed, and ginger freely in your diet.
- Reduce intake of all nuts and seeds. Favor pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
- For non-vegetarians, fresh, organic white meat chicken, turkey, eggs, and seafood are acceptable. Limit consumption of red meat.
- A Kapha diet should be lively and full of energy to help spark the digestive and metabolic systems. Eat your largest meal at lunchtime and a smaller meal at dinnertime. Allow at least 3 hours to digest before bedtime.
- Fats and oils: Use small amounts of extra virgin olive oil, ghee, almond oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, mustard oil, or safflower oil.
- Grains: Favor barley, corn, millet, buckwheat, rye. Reduce intake of oats, rice, and wheat.
Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, fitness, or other health program.” Deepak Chopra website: http://www.chopra.com/kapha-dosha