recommendations for the perfect digestion Sayoni CareRecommendations for a good digestion

  • Before you start eating wash your mouth and your hands. Make sure that the place and surroundings are clean and smell good.
  • The place and environment should be comfortable and friendly.
  • The food should be freshly cooked and warm.
  • Eat the biggest meal in the middle of the day, when our digestive capacity is at its highest.
  • Not eat more than we can digest, according to our digestive capacity. Avoid eating when there is not hunger.
  • We should chew well, not too fast, neither too slow.
  • Eat mindfulness.
  • When eating different flavours we should start by the sweet in taste, after sour, salty, bitter, pungent ending with astringent.
  • We should make the right combinations to avoid ama formation. (see below)
  • Drinking cold water before a meal kills the digestive fire. Drinking water right after a meal increases Kapha. It is advised to drink a bit of warm water while we eat to support the digestion.
  • Clean your teeth after each meal
  • Sleeping during the day increases Kapha and create blockages.
  • We should not eat if we are sad, worried, angry, or emotionally disturbed.

Wrong food combinations:

Ayurveda acknowledges that certain kind of food are not compatible, we should avoid:

  • Milk together with fruits especially the sour ones. They cause problems especially in the respiratory system.
  • Fruits should be eaten preferable alone, between or before meals.
  • Complex carbohydrates with eggs, dairy or fruits.
  • Avoid cold dairy products in the evening, since create blockages in the channels and the Agni becomes slower, leading to a poor assimilation yogurt, kefir, cheese, etc. It increases Kapha. The cold milk at night for a Vata person will create gas, but when adding some ghee, some spices and drink it warm, it will benefit from it.
  • Mixing fish with dairy. Actually mixing two different animal products become hard to digest.
  • Mixing food with different quality is not good, (old with fresh)
  • Hot liquids with meat, fish, dairy
  • Nightshades (eggplant, potato, tomato, etc.) with milk or yogurt.
  • Honey and ghee in equal proportions
  • The incompatible per constitution
  • The incompatible per season and climate

How to increase your digestion Sayoni Care

Suggestions:

  • A bit of fresh ginger with a pinch of salt before meals will rekindle the digestive capacity, making easily to digest.
  • A teaspoon from ghee with rice helps to digest.
  • For Pitta constitution in hot days during summer is advised lassi with ginger and cumin to assist the digestion.

Wishing you a happy digestion!