Eating Wisely During Festive Season
By Subhash S. Markande, Ayurveda Doctor
Consuming sweets may create a nice feeling and relieve weariness, but be cautious, take adequate precautions, and be conscious of one’s necessities.
Consume hot and fresh foods only, eat fried foods within three hours of preparation and plan your meals wisely.
Drinking hot /warm water with food is always the best option to resolve many digestive issues.Consume boiled water as per individual requirements. Consuming water boiled with coriander seeds or cumin seeds will be useful to support digestion.
Consume sweets in the early part of the meal, followed by sour and salt items, backed up by foods with pungent, bitter, and astringent tastes.
If you feel heavy after meals, skip the next meal; support your digestion by not loading it again and giving it time to recover. If you have a low appetite ensure that you have well-cooked and light foods on the onset of proper appetite. Maintain the gap between the meals properly; do not consume any kind of food in between meals.
Consume buttermilk processed with ginger, cumin, and rock salt in lunch which improves the gut health. Avoid sweets, milk products, and fried food in dinner. Go for light-cooked food or some soups. Do not mix milk and milk products with vegetables or nonveg as they act antagonistic to each other.
Dry fruits are a rich source of multivitamins and minerals. Hence when processed with food Items in sweets preparations will be heavy for digestion. Use dry fruits like cashews, almonds, figs, dates, raisins, lychees, wall nuts, dry grapes, etc. in moderation. (IANS)