Ayurveda Diet For Beauty

Ayurveda-diet for life!

Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health that focuses on each persons distinct set of  physical, mental, and emotional characteristics.  Like a fingerprint.  Considered to be the oldest healing science, it has been practiced in India for 5,000 years.

Ayurveda is a powerful tool to aid in the prevention and treatment of illness by maintaining balance in the body through proper drinking, diet, and lifestyle.

By adopting these same principles, we can achieve a natural beauty that lasts a lifetime.

* Body * Mind * Consciousness * 


  • Akasha-Space
  • Vayu-Air
  • Agni-Fire
  • Api-Water
  • Prithvi-Earth

These five elements when joined in different combinations make-up the three "Doshas" or "Biological modes."


Pitta

is a Sanskrit word meaning "to heat."  Pitta Skin is affected by heat and sun, it tends to burn easily and can be prone to acne and inflammation.  Detoxify and cleanse from the inside out to eliminate breakouts and toxin buildup.


Foods to favor

Bitter

Sweet

Astringent


Foods to Avoid

Sour

Salty

Pungent


Vata 

skin can be rough and dry and  tends to be cold to the touch.  Vata is a Sanskrit word meaning "to move" or "to enthuse."  Vata skin has a thin outer layer and can contribute to premature wrinkles and aging.  Sleep, hydration, and diet are the key to nourishing vata skin from the inside out for a healthy glow.






Foods to Favor

Sweet

Sour 

Salty

Foods to avoid

Bitter

Pungent

astringent


Kapha 

skin ages well.  It is smooth, thick, and moist.  In Sanskrit, Kapha means "to keep together." Kapha skin can be on the oily side and prone to large pores and excessive oil excretion, which can result in black/whiteheads and acne.   Exercise is vital to a healthy Kapha type.   Increased circulation and all natural cleansing can keep the skin healthy.




Foods to favor

Bitter

Pungent

Astringent

Foods to avoid

Sweet

Sour

Salty


Most people have a constitution made up of a combination of two “Doshas”.  One is considered the “primary” and the other “secondary”.  It’s rare for a person to have a mixture of all three.  A certified Ayurveda practitioner can evaluate and guide you through the foods, herbs and essential oils that bring balance to your body, mind, and spirit. 








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THE SIX TASTES

The Six Tastes in Ayurveda make up a natural guide map to proper nutrition.  The basic understanding is that people should include a portion of all six tastes in every meal.

ASTRINGENT

BITTER

PUNGENT

SALTY

SOUR

SWEET