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Friday
Jun072013

Ayurveda and Foods to Help Anxiety

FromSandToGlass

In this week's podcast we are talking about foods and spices that can help you reduce anxiety according to Ayurveda.

Here are some key points:

Pay attention to what is going on in your body.

Vata body types are most prone to suffer from anxiety which is often provoked by dryness.

Gas, bloating and constipation are indications that Vata is increased in your body.

If there is a condition that is provoked by dryness we can gently apply the opposite for relief. For example: warm drinks, warm soups and slightly oily foods can help relieve dryness in the body.

The goal is to balance cold and dryness with warm, wet and slightly oily foods.
-Olive oil and Sesame oil
-Warming herbal teas like Chamomile & Fennel are supportive

Reduce caffeine
-Look into cereal coffees like Chicory or Barley as an alternative

All dairy products are nourishing for the disturbed Vata type
-Yogurt, warm milk with nutmeg

Experiment and play with new and healthy items in your kitchen

Empower yourself with simple, nourishing recipes to balance cold and dryness.

 

You can listen to the full podcast here:

(if your browser doesn't show the podcast player you can also listen on iTunes)

 

Further reading on Ayurveda and Anxiety Relief:

How to Support Yourself with Ayurveda

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