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Feeling Run Down? Ayurvedic Superfoods May Just Be The Answer You Are Looking For

Calendar icon 21st May 2018

If you are anything like the rest of the Western world then you are probably beginning to notice the effects of chronic information and sensory overload – poor health, higher stress levels, lack of vitality and too much more to mention.

It seems the way we conduct our lives these days leaves us little room to be conscious of our mental, emotional and physical health – to the detriment of us and those around us.

Everywhere we look we find quick fix solutions that last as long as the next Facebook update – and have just as much depth.

So, what is the solution?

To begin with - any way forward out of this problem into a healthy, productive and fulfilling life needs to take into account all aspects of our human experience. This is precisely where the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda comes in.

Ayurveda is all about creating health as opposed to just treating disease. By treating the body as a whole and looking at how our physical, emotional and mental aspects combine to make us individuals, Ayurveda promotes a lifestyle that is unique to your constitution and ideal for your own perfect health.

Of course, for this to be effective – it is best done under the watchful eye of a trusted and qualified Ayurvedic practitioner. This way your own unique constitution – made up of Pitta, Kapha, and Vatta – can be appropriately balanced with regards to your own unique needs.

In the meantime though, a smart combination of time tested and scientifically backed Ayurvedic Superfoods can begin the process of restoring balance to your mind and body. Chosen correctly, the right foods transform into vital life-force energy; and provide us with inner strength and immunity, a clear mind, a well flowing circulation, and powerful digestion - naturally.

Not another Super Food

We’ve all heard the term Superfoods to death. Almost so much so that the word itself has started to lose all real meaning and become just another label.

But what makes a superfood and which of these truly deserve the term?

Basically, we are looking for a food that is higher on the relative nutritional scale for things like antioxidants, organic acids, vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids and so on.

Probably the most extensive range and knowledge of superfoods comes from the 5000-year-old Ayurvedic tradition. Passed down through time – this knowledge is now finding itself backed by modern scientific analysis – these foods really do what they claim to do.

A few worth mentioning here include:

1.       Moringa: Containing over 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants, Moringa is well known to increase energy levels, combat fatigue, and improve low libido, depression, insomnia and mood swings.

2.       Triphala: the traditional Ayurvedic superfood powder, is made of a specific combination of three fruits: Amalaki, Haritaki & Bibhitaki: three highly effective superfoods that have been found clinically effective for uses such as the stimulation of appetite, reduction of hyperacidity, as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, an immunomodulating antimutagenic, a hypoglycemic, antineoplastic, adaptogenic, chemoprotective, radioprotective, and a preventative in the formation of dental cavities.

3.       Amla: One of the most important ingredients in Ayurveda – Amla boosts immunity, improves sleep quality and helps remove toxins from the body.

4.       Turmeric: Turmeric has been the superfood par excellence in Indian culture for thousands of years. Turmeric contains an extensive array of antiviral, anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti-mutagenic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Packed full of nutrients (Vitamins C, E, & K, protein, potassium, dietary fibre, sodium, calcium, copper, niacin, iron, magnesium, and zinc) it is one of the original Superfoods.

5.       Ashwaghanda: Otherwise known as Indian Ginseng, Ashwagandha has been used for centuries for its wide range of potent medicinal properties. Regular use of Ashwagandha has been shown to help reduce inflammation associated with arthritis and to relieve symptoms associated with asthma, stress, rheumatism and hypertension.

The beauty about Ayurvedic Superfoods is that they have been used for thousands of years and their healing and health restoring properties are well documented. These amazing foods and combinations thereof were discovered through thousands of years of tradition and culture. Foods like Moringa, Alma, Turmeric, Triphala and Ashwaghanda are nutrient rich, and full of antioxidants and other beneficial properties that, when added to your daily routine, will really begin the process of detoxifying your body, clearing out your emotions, cleansing your blood, boosting your immune system -the list goes on.

So – if you want to take back control of your own health and wellbeing you could do much worse than going back to the time-honoured basics of healthy living and a nutrient rich diet. Real change starts within -with our diets and our underlying constitutional health. If we get these right then a healthy, happy, productive life is really just around the corner. 



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