Ayurveda for Metabolism and Digestion

Are you tired of always feeling lethargic? Do you experience discomfort in the stomach region? Or, maybe you’ve been trying hard to manage your weight but can’t seem to? In the winter, many people feel heavy, lethargic, and emotionally drained.

If you are looking for a holistic approach to maintain normal metabolism and support your digestive system, Ayurveda holds the key.In Ayurvedic terms, is considered kaphic, or influenced by the elements of earth and water, with cool, heavy, and dull energy that can manifest in the body as excess mucus, lethargy, and weight gain.

As spring comes, the body will begin to shed this heavy energy. But for winter there are ayurvedic remedies to begin to heat up the digestive fire and spur up the metabolism and help the body begin to melt away the excess, physical and energetic, that may have accumulated over the past few months. 

How does Ayurveda help to Maintain Metabolic Balance and Digestion

Agni is the digestive fire that helps control our metabolism; it works best when you are at peace with yourself and your environment. An important concept in Ayurveda that goes along with Agni is Ama. Ama is understood as toxins or undigested food, emotions and thoughts that get stored in our fat cells. Ama (toxins) depletes Agni (digestive fire), which leads to weight gain, food allergies, and low energy levels. Ama clogs the digestive tracts, visceral organs, and even arteries.

Ama is generated when the digestive fire is disturbed. A number of things can trigger the generation of toxins in the body such as

  • Eating impure foods
  • Breathing chemical smells
  • Poor digestion
  • Eating the wrong foods
  • Combining foods in unhelpful ways
  • Pollution
  • Pesticides
  • Drinking unclean water
  • Emotional and/or physical stress or trauma 

The beauty of Ayurveda is that it gives you the foundation to modify your lifestyle and optimize your bodily functions. Ayurveda provides a way to step out of those cycles of dieting, low energy levels, and illnesses. According to Ayurvedic practitioners, there are a number of things that you can do to support your Agni, such as: 

  • Including herbs and spices in your food
  • Eating enough food, but taking care not to overeat
  • Eating light, easy to digest foods
  • Avoiding processed food
  • Eating food when it is hot and ready, minimize the need to eat pre-heated food
  • Detoxifying your body regularly
  • Meditating regularly
  • Chart out ways to manage stress effectively

Ayurvedic Dietary Secret

Good Digestion + Good Absorption + Good Elimination = Flush the toxin out!

Eating the right foods is essential for a beautiful body, good skin, a clear mind, and energetic balance. What we may not be aware of is that healthy eating is not enough. The best food on the planet can’t help you if you don’t have the digestive fire to transform and assimilate what you are putting in your body.

Here are few simple ways to boost your digestive fire

  1. Start the day with a cup of warm lemon water first thing in the morning.Drink juice of a medium sized lemon in a normal coffee cup full of water.
  2. To boost your digestive fire, eat fresh ginger. You can eat a slice of ginger 15 minutes before meals or have a few strips of thinly sliced ginger into a bowl with the juice of half a lemon and a pinch of rock salt. Eat while the sun shines. Eat light at night. Soups and milky/spicy herbal teas at night make the belly happy and help us detox.
  3. Best in solitude. Drink milk alone or with things that are sweet (such as grains, honey, brown sugar). Milk digests best when it is hot and spiced.
  4. Add more of the medicinal spices: turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cumin, coriander, fennel, black pepper to your meal.
  5. Drink more ginger tea. Fresh ginger is best but bagged ginger tea works as well. Drinking ginger and other spiced teas at night helps, too.
  1. Take herbal support. Trikatu and triphala are Ayurvedic herbal formulas widely known for boosting metabolism, stimulating digestion, and cleaning out the body. Dhruv Ayu Care’s Roj Safa is an integration of Sonamuki,Tripahala,Yashtimadhu, Himej, Nashottar, Gamala which helps  stimulate healthy digestion and eliminate the indigestion, bloating and flatulence.
  2. Prioritize your body elimination, to improve it eat freshly prepared foods.Eat fiber-rich foods to improve stool quality. Avoid snacking on junk as it builds up toxins.
  3. Move your body and let the sun shine on your skin.Practice deep breathing and 30 minute brisk walks outdoors daily. Surya Namaskar helps heat the body and burns away sluggishness and lethargy.

In addition, you can also support your Agni by taking Ayurvedic supplements to help maintain metabolic rate and support healthy digestion. We at Dhruv Ayu Care commit to develop premium ayurvedic products which helps in enhancing your overall health. Our Neem Haldi Tablets are excellent supplements to support your body to reduce the toxin levels and lower the risk of skin problems like Acne, Eczema & skin rash, Nabhi Mantra helps in controlling the body’s energy balance and energise organs and also aids digestion.

Remember, when we love what we are eating, when it smells and looks good, our bodies are listening and we digest better. Eat while sad or angry, and you can see the emotion in the “motion.” Beware fire-dampening habits. Watch what you do while not eating and notice your energy-wasting habits, seemingly unrelated to mealtimes, also dampen the metabolic fire like gossiping, watching the news or gossip-loving TV talk shows, engaging in arguments, talking for the sake of filling the silence, or obsessively checking email are all examples of agni killers.

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