Ayurveda imparts the knowledge of leading life in the right way in order to keep ourselves naturally healthy. As a traditional system of medicine that advocates living in line with nature, it talks about a lifestyle that is in line with the environment and weather conditions, including different types of daily diet tips and recipes. In Ayurveda, ‘Ritucharya’ (‘Ritu’ meaning ‘season’, and ‘Charya’ meaning ‘regimen’) is an important practice, which is based upon lifestyles and diet routines in line with the physical as well as mental changes as per seasonal differences.
Let’s have a look at Ayurveda diet tips to follow during rains :
One of the major basics in Ayurveda is the tridosha balance. As per Ayurveda, Vata is aggravated, Pitta accumulated, and Kapha is under control during rains. Extra clouds will lead to fermentation of undigested food into sour components increasing acidity. So, it is recommended to avoid fermented foods to minimize fermentation.
Since the digestive system slows during rains, following a light diet will avoid gas and bloating. As per Ayurveda, light foods can avoid indigestion, which can also lead to stomach infections.
According to Ayurveda, there will be a slight increase in pitta when it rains. This can cause a higher body temperature, bloating, gastritis, and stomach ulcers. Spicy food can result in gastritis and cause these health issues due to an increased pitta. So, avoiding them is a good practice when it rains.
We all know that leafy vegetables are rich in nutrients. Since leaves are prone to worms and germs, it is better to avoid them during the rains. Our body’s natural immunity will be low during rains, and consuming contaminated leafy vegetables can make us easily prone to infections.
During rains, it will be difficult to digest oily and non-vegetarian foods due to a lowered digestive power. The non-vegetarian diet will increase the chance of stomach infections. So, it is better to avoid non-vegetarian delicacies when the body’s natural immunity and digestive power will be low.
During rains, the digestive system will be a little weak. So, Ayurveda advises steamed and finely-cooked food when it rains.
Now, let’s list out some ideal recipes to follow during rains :
Being an appetizer and acidity-regulator, ginger will help in keeping you fit during rains. And, who doesn’t like to have hot ginger-tea when it is raining outside!
Enjoy it hot with chapatis, dosas, or similar type of any home-cooked bread.
This soup will surely boost our digestion, immunity, and help to keep ourselves warm. Serve it hot, preferably before dinner to get the best results.
Regionally known as ‘pazham puzhungiyath’, steamed plantain is a very popular dish in Kerala.
Rich in fibre, plantains can increase digestion, prevent constipation, and can fill the stomach. Being a powerhouse with various minerals like Potassium, it is considered to be a super-nutrient food.
All these four recipes are very simple and easy to make with readily available ingredients at home. Follow us for more updates regarding Ayurvedic Ritucharya and health.