By TNT Bureau
May 9, 2017: If you want to embrace the benefits of ayurveda, you should watch carefully what you eat. In ayurveda, dietary habits is termed as ahar, which says that you should eat foods containing all the six tastes—sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent.
Ayurveda experts say that the right foods help to detox your body and revitalize it. This results in an overall increase in your physical and mental strength. Include these 7 wonder foods in your daily diet.
Ginger is anti-inflammatory that helps to stimulate appetite and reduce intestinal pain, gas and bloating. Fresh ginger helps to fight nausea and vomiting. Dried ginger root works wonders in joint pains. Simply mix ginger with almond oil and rub on painful areas. Ginger is also effective in curing migraine.
Ashwagandha or Indian ginseng is widely used in ayurveda to fight stress, anxiety and fatigue. It also helps to relieve painful swelling or rheumatoid arthritis. It helps to increase sperm count in men.
Amla or Indian gooseberry is loaded with powerful antioxidant properties. It acts as a digestive tonic, which helps to cleanse the colon, and eliminate excess heat from the body. It is rich in vitamin C and calcium, and, is blessed with anti-ageing properties. You can apply amla oil to your hair to get rid of dandruff.
Turmeric is loaded with anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It helps to treat skin conditions, cleanse the liver and is superb for diabetics since it lowers blood sugar. You can apply it directly to treat wounds. It is also extremely beneficial when ingested, preferably when mixed in milk along with honey and black pepper.
Ghee or clarified butter helps to lower cholesterol levels since it is filled with omega-3 fatty acids. It also helps to enhance heart health. Ghee is great for your skin and eyesight.
Tulsi leaves when boiled in water along with ginger and cardamom cure sore throats and headaches. Tulsi juice helps to treat acne and other skin disorders like ring worm infections, rashes and itchiness. Daily consumption of tulsi helps to purify the blood, reduce blood sugar and boost immunity.
Brahmi or Bacopa helps to balance the three ayurvedic body types—vata, pitta and kapha. This herb helps to sustain brain and nervous system functions. It is traditionally mixed with sesame oil, and used to massage away tension and calm the nerves. It also helps to enhance memory power.