Should you follow the ayurvedic diet? Does it help you build your health, or does it harm your health?
The Ayurvedic diet comes from Ayurveda – an ancient wellness practice that originated in India several thousand years ago and the word “Ayurveda” is a combination of two Sanskrit words which in their translation to English means “the science of life.”
Since its inception, a lot has changed in the world, certainly with regards to nutritional science and we now know a great deal about what foods are good for us and which ones are not.
Of course, it goes without saying that the modern SAD diet is a disaster for human health.
Highly processed foods, refined sugar, lots of saturated fat, trans fats, oils, chemical additives, are food ingredients that literally demolish your health.
Now one of the things that the ayurvedic diet teaches people is that human beings have 3 doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha, and these are believed to be energetic forces of nature that are found in the human body and mind.
Based on what is determined as being someone’s dominant dosha they are then supposed to eat a certain way for optimal health.
Now as human beings in truth we are naturally designed as frugivores, so this means consuming a diet that has lots of fruits and soft vegetables in it.
Yes, there are other foods that humans can eat but this should not include foods in the ayurvedic diet like dairy and eggs.
Why is that?
Because science is now very clearly showing us that we are designed to eat lots of plant foods and not a diet that has animal foods in it.
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