Ayurveda is an ancient Indian practice of holistic medicine that is gaining popularity in the western world.
It is based on the belief that our mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing is connected and can be improved by changing our lifestyle and diet. One of the most important components of Ayurveda is Seasonal Eating. This is the idea that eating seasonal foods is essential to our health and well-being.
Seasonal eating is based on the belief that the changing seasons bring about different changes in our environment, including changes in the foods available. Ayurvedic practitioners believe that eating seasonal produce helps to keep our bodies in balance. Seasonal produce is generally fresher, more nutrient-dense, and easier to digest. Eating seasonally is beneficial for our overall health and well-being, but it can also be especially beneficial for digestive health. At Daily Bowl, our entire menu is built to move with the seasons. Each dish maintains the overall flavours and structure, but the ingredients we use change according tc the season. This means you can eat at Daily Bowl all year round and always get something a little different. The digestive system is a complex system, and it is vulnerable to imbalances caused by unhealthy eating habits.
Eating seasonally helps to keep the digestive system in balance by providing the body with the right kinds of foods at the right times. Eating seasonally helps to optimize the digestive process by providing the body with the right kind of fuel to properly break down and absorb nutrients from the food we eat.
Ayurvedic principles suggest that seasonal eating helps to balance the three doshas - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha - which are the energies that govern the body's functioning.
Eating the right kind of foods at the right times helps to keep these energies in balance, which in turn helps to keep the digestive system in balance. This can help to reduce indigestion and other digestive problems. Incorporating Ayurvedic principles into your diet can be an effective way to improve your digestive health and well-being.
Here are some tips to help you get started:
Eat seasonally. Eating seasonal produce can provide your body with the right kinds of nutrients at the right times, helping to keep your digestive system in balance.
Eat whole foods. Eating whole, unprocessed foods can help to keep your digestive system healthy and functioning properly.
Incorporate spices into your diet. Spices like turmeric, ginger, and cumin can help to stimulate digestion and improve overall health.
Practice mindful eating. Eating slowly and mindfully can help to improve the digestive process.
Drink cool boiled water. Drinking enough water can help to keep the digestive system hydrated and functioning properly, when the water has been boiled and cooled enough to drink it is easier for your body to absorb.
Get enough sleep. Getting enough sleep is essential for overall health, including digestive health.
Following these tips can help to improve your digestive health and overall well-being.
Incorporating Ayurvedic principles into your lifestyle and diet is a great way to optimise your health and well-being.
We, at Daily Bowl, will help you along the way. We will inspire you with delicious dishes made using local veg, as well as invite you to join our Workshops series that focus on teaching you the basics of seasonal whole foods eating!