News - Ayurvedic tips for the summer
by Life Positive
Our homegrown ayurveda has wise advice on how to
cope with the dog days of summer. The heat tends to diminish the bodys strength, dry the kapha (one of the three
humours or body types determined by ayurveda) in people, animals, plants, foods and aggravate vata (another body
type; the third is pitta). Satvic food is therefore your best bet to stay balanced and healthy.
Refreshing and energising cucumber juice Diet right
Imbibe raisin and cucumber juice
Powder some cardamom, mix with pure cold water kept in a pot. Expose it to moonlight and drink up.
Barley water, green gram soup, sherbets and buttermilk help cool the system.
Foods such as rice with milk, butter milk and lassi are good for health.
Ghee can be used in moderation
One must not eat pungent, sour, dry and salty foods
Coffee and tea are not good as they stimulate the central nervous system. Taking them on empty stomach is harmful as they mix with acid and circulate all over the body producing several diseases
Alcohol is a hot drink and must not be used during this season; either avoid it or drink it with plenty of water
Spend time in a place surrounded by water and green trees, or in the mountains.
Avoid exposure to sunrays especially during the afternoon
Swimming is advisable in a pond, lake or river
Stay exposed to the moonrays at night
Wear light cotton clothes
Anoint your body with sandal and usheera paste which cools the body
Have a cold-water bath
Have a great summer!
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