Food/Nutrition Tips

Ayurveda - Imbalanced Vata

Jun 30, 2017

The change in the season causes change in human body too. Vata which is the element of air governs the movement of air, enhance the nervous system and eliminates toxins from the body. As long as your vata is in balance you will be happy, lively and lean.

Some symptoms of Vata dosh includes :

  • Dry skin.
  • Constipation.
  • Depression/Anxiety.
  • Illogical thinking.
  • Restlessness.
  • Feeling Cold.
  • Sore throat.
  • Sleep Problem.
  • Over Reacting.

These symptoms are more common in winter season. Balanced diet and change in lifestyle can keep the vata stable. Waking up early in morning and practicing yoga and meditation can balance your vata. Also try to take meal at the same time every day. Before going to bed rub some sesame oil on to the bottom of your feet and put on a pair of socks. Try to sleep early.

Extractive food keeps body healthy by moving them in the digestive track. They act as a cleansing agent. But high consumption of these foods can increase vata dosha.  Some of these foods include beans lentils cauliflower, broccoli spinach and so on.  Ayurveda also recommends cooking vegetables well before eating. Cooking with ghee and sesame oil stimulates hunger and helps in absorption of nutrients from the food.

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