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Sweet potatoes are a lighter food than most other foods that we chose when we need something more substantial and they are kind to the digestive system, they are rich in complex carbohydrates so they are less likely to add extra weight if you are careful in quantities.
Another delicious winter warmer and using cumin means that you get lots o health benefits, too many to mention but here's a few cumin particularly promotes a healthy digestion and is a rich source of iron.
This is a take of a veggie chili, but without the Quorn mince. Its packed with protein and should satisfy everyone's appetite. Its such a good winter warmer and for those who like it extra hot, not Pitta types, you can add extra chili flakes or add a fresh one for extra punch.
All you need to do is crush your mint leaves or grind them in a mortar and pestle and apply the mint leaves like a face pack on areas of the skin that is sensitive. This is good for the care and prevention of acne, it also takes care of keeping your skin cool and oil-free in the summer, perfect for Pitta skin.
Chamomile tea toner is one of the best skin toners for dry and damaged skin that provides deep nourishment to the skin. It is also one of the potential home remedies for dark circles and bags around eyes.
Lemon Juice may be readily available and really inexpensive, but this doesn't mean that it isn't a potent fruit for putting onto the skin. Diluting with water in a spray is really effective and will last quite a while, with its antibacterial properties.
Natural skin care tips for oily skin which will always include the Kapha skin and sometimes the Tzone of Pitta skin must include skin toner because it tones the open skin pores and reduces the secretion of sebum and oil from the skin.
A good toner will remove any remaining residue of oil, dirt, and debris left behind by your cleanser. More importantly, toner will help soothe, nourish and hydrate the skin while restoring its delicate pH balance.
When I ask some of my older ladies about what physical aspect makes them feel ‘old’, most of them say it’s their ‘Turkey Neck’ that makes them look older than they feel.
Kapha skin is oilier than the other 2 types. Characteristics are cool, moonlike, oily, large pores, prone to acne, blackheads, deep wrinkles and tans easily. Kapha is concerned with earth and water and governs structure, bodily stability, lubrication and cell structure.
The Pitta skin will be warmer than the other two types. Characteristics of the Pitta skin are, warm, reddish, glowing with larger pores in the T zone. Pitta skin will burn easily and be prone to skin allergies and irritations. Pitta is concerned with Fire & Water and governs the body's balance of chemical and transforming energies.
One common combination that can challenge our digestive capabilities is yogurt and fruit. This pairing can impair the digestive fire and create ama. Ayurveda tells us that mixing yoghurt with fruit is challenging to our digestive system and should really be eaten separately, of course, we now have the advantage of non-dairy yoghurt which is less problematic.
You can just eat them on their own as the masala mix and fresh herbs make this recipe. Spelt is pungent, heating, light and dry, so it has an effect on all doshas, its great for Kapha, ok for Pitta and ok for Vata in smaller quantities.
I made this today from a bunch of leftovers, Ayurveda sees leftovers as detrimental to our digestive system, but I think that with our fridges, life is less problematic, regarding this. What Ayurveda refers to is cooked leftovers, there is very little life left in the food and if we reheat there are fewer enzymes and more opportunity for bacteria.
Delicious Millet Burgers. This is such an easy dish to prepare and everyone will love them, just take your time making them as they have a tendency to crumble. It just takes a little patience!
Lots of people like pizzas but they are not very healthy, this one has more than enough of great ingredients to make it healthy and easy on the waistline. Using a selection of different flours/grains gives it extra nutrition. You can make the pizza topping to suit your taste, but remember to go easy on the cheese as this defeats the object of eating healthy, so a little feta goes a long way for taste.
Vata skin will always suffer more than others in colder windy weather, but always being mindful of your Vata skin is important. So it’s important to choose skin care and recipes that are more hydrating than drying.
Facial masks help to get rid of the dead skin cells and give back the refreshing and glowing skin. Especially if you’re using all natural products and if you are using the right facial mask according to your dosha.
I have to say that I have never tried this but it sounds great, Pooja has some healthy eating recipes which we will continue to add to the site. We all know how good turmeric is for our health and this is a really unusual way to include it for a delicious snack.
Everyone that comes to this site will have read at the least about fasting and detoxing, here Pooja describes her experience with fasting and what the Ekadashi fast is all about this fast correlates to the Lunar Cycle. Pooja reminds us that the term “Ekadashi” translates to eleven.
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