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7 Ayurvedic Superfoods to Eat Daily

Ayurveda is all about customization when it comes to foods based on each person’s body type, mental state, imbalances, place of living, climatic conditions, etc. However, on the rarest of rarest occasions, Ayurveda also mentions certain foods universally good for everyone every day. The following list is one of them – Ayurvedic superfoods that you can eat daily.

Chapter 8 of Ashtanga Hridayam Sutra Sthana mentions 7 Ayurvedic superfoods that can be eaten daily by anyone, is great for digestion and pacifies all Doshas.

 

Amla

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Amla or Indian gooseberry is one of the three ingredients of Triphala and has plenty of health benefits. It is widely used in Ayurveda, especially in making Ayurvedic products. Amla is rich in Vitamin C and this property supports adrenal glands, boosts cellular energy, and is great for skin and blood vessels. It is also good for digestion and boosts the immune system. Being fibrous in nature, Amla also helps relieve constipation and other gut health issues, while supporting the health of the heart and liver.

 

Pomegranate

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Known as Dadima in Ayurveda, pomegranate is an Ayurvedic superfood packed with nutrients and is popularly known as a blood purifier.  Regular intake of pomegranate helps relieve digestive issues. The fruit has antioxidant properties, making it beneficial for managing heart problems and high cholesterol. Pomegranate seeds help enhance energy levels and sexual stamina in men. The extract of the seed or flower is antibacterial in nature, thus helping to manage dental problems.

 

Ghee

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Known as Ghrita in Sanskrit, Ayurveda considers Ghee as the first and most important of all foods. It tops the must-have food list of Ayurveda. Ghee has lots of health benefits. It has anti-ageing properties and is great for eye and skin health. It also helps improve intellect and memory, digestion and Ojus (vitality).

 

Mung Dal

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Ayurveda gives lots of importance to mung dal among all pulses and legumes and its regular intake is advised in Caraka Samhita, one of the ancient Ayurvedic texts. Mung Dal is highly balancing and easy to digest. It helps balance Kapha and Pitta Doshas, and also works for Vata. Also, mung dal helps heal wounds, is great for throat disorders like cough, tonsillitis, etc. and the health of the thyroid gland. It also benefits the hair and skin and is good for eye disorders.

 

Honey

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Honey is what you can call a medicinal sweet in Ayurveda. It is considered a remedy for different health conditions and is used for both internal and external applications. Honey is used to treat eye diseases, hiccups, thirst, cough, phlegm, diabetes, obesity, and more. It is also great for digestion. Another benefit of honey is that it acts as an emetic and laxative and helps flush out toxins and undigested food present in the alimentary canal.

 

Black Raisins

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Black raisins are packed with antioxidants and iron and are of high medicinal value. It is great for the lungs, nourishes respiratory systems, has a positive effect on the mind and memory and balances emotions. Consuming black raisins soaked overnight helps in bowel movements. Raisin is also a Bringhana food that supports natural fertility in women. It is also great for the hair and for cleansing the blood.

 

Tender radish

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Ayurveda recommends the intake of radish on a daily basis. It balances Vata and Kapha and awakens Pitta in the digestive tract. It is a diuretic and provides a cooling effect to the body. Tender radish is also great for health conditions, like, cold, cough, fever, asthma, diabetes, allergies and throat disorders. The flowers, fruit and seeds of tender radish have medicinal properties.

 

My favourite on the list is Amla! I believe part of the reason for the health of my hair, eyes and digestive system is due to the gazillion Amlas I have consumed in my whole life, no doubt!

 

What’s your favourite among the Ayurvedic superfoods that has helped you?

 

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