5 Ayurvedic foods for digestion
While Amla is a winter superfood which contains fibers that help in improving digestion and strengthens the metabolism, understanding it from an ayurvedic lens, it is a pitta samadha and hence amla’s health benefits include controlling the production of excess pitta in the body. On the other hand, cumin accelerates the process of bile acid production in the liver and helps in the digestion of fats. The thymol present in carom seeds helps in the release of gastric juices in the stomach, thereby promoting the digestion process. Coriander stimulates the intestine and increases the production of stomach acid, which helps in reducing acidity while Asafoetida, also known as the ‘Food of the Gods’ has a myriad of nutritional elements like carbohydrates, fibre, potassium, calcium, iron that not only aids in digestion but also promotes overall digestive health.
Having the time to purchase and prepare these herbs can be tiring, thus consuming a herbal concoction like Kapiva’s Digesti-care juice can turn out to be a smart and healthy option for you. All one needs to do is mix 30ml of Digesti-care juice in a glass of water and take it twice a day after meals.
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Another vital point to improve digestion in winter is the consumption of seasonal vegetables; these are naturally good sources of fiber. This includes root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, turnips and winter greens such as kale, sarson ka saag, spinach, fenugreek and amaranth.
Dr Dwivedi from Kapiva Academy of Ayurveda says that, according to Ayurveda, cold and dry foods should be avoided during this season. It is called ‘Climatic antagonism’ in Ayurveda. We should eat only hot food items in colder temperatures. Avoid drinking cold water, eating ice cream and cold foods which will aggravate Kapha and Vata.” He also recommends avoiding consumption of cold drinks, packaged foods, canned foods and frozen foods. These are in general difficult to digest.”