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ayurvedic benefits of grapefruit

Ayurvedic Benefits of Grapefruit

With it being Spring, ahem, allergy season, I’ve been loading up on vitamin C – mainly through plenty of grapefruit, one of my favorite power-packed citrus fruits. According to Ayurveda, grapefruit is considered a sweet, bitter and cooling fruit, known to increase bile and mucus. Grapefruits are said to diminish excess Vata (Wind) in the […]

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  • Ayurvedic Spring

    Ayurvedic Inspired Spring Foods, Juicing and Snack Ideas

    I’ve been on a juice kick lately. Not a bad thing I suppose, as Spring is a good time to balance Kapha energy. (Spring is Kapha season). When our Kapha is out of sync, it shows up as weight gain, allergies, sluggishness, and water retention. God knows, my allergies have been kicking up a storm! […]

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  • Cumin Basmati Rice

    Ayurvedic Recipe and Benefits of Cumin Basmati Rice

    Today, we’re going to focus on rice, basmati rice, in particular. Basmati rice is said to be tridoshic when taken with some ghee. The most common rice in Ayurveda, basmati rice is a beautifully light and aromatic long-grain variety which is know for its cooling effect on the body. It is good for calming an irritated […]

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Cumin Basmati Rice

Ayurvedic Recipe and Benefits of Cumin Basmati Rice

Today, we’re going to focus on rice, basmati rice, in particular. Basmati rice is said to be tridoshic when taken with some ghee. The most common rice in Ayurveda, basmati rice is a beautifully light and aromatic long-grain variety which is know for its cooling effect on the body. It is good for calming an irritated […]

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  • Ayurvedic Spring Diet

    Ayurvedic Spring Diet

    Growing up in an Indian household in the suburbs of New York, I can recall many cold winter nights, staring out the window at all the snow, praying for the arrival of spring! As spring arrived, my Mom used to encourage my sister and I to pay special attention to our diet. She used to […]

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  • Ginger

    It’s Springtime. A great time to add ginger to your diet.

    It’s finally beginning to feel like Spring out there. In Ayurveda, Spring is a time of new beginnings, growth and expansion. It’s a time of year when the kapha dosha, (the energies of water and earth) are increasing. When kapha increases in the body over and above the appropriate amounts, it can lead to disease. […]

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