Salt is very useful for our body! A bit of it helps digestion and presence of salty taste in food stimulates salivation and it absorbs the undigested mucus, but we must know how much and which kind of slat we should consume!
Mung bean is the most balanced legume and if you prepare it correctly, it won’t cause gas and bloating and will calm down Rakta and Kapha.
Watermelon is a cold fruit and a great remedy for Pitta imbalances but can aggravates Vata and Kapha, makes you gassy and causes water retention. There are some tips about its consumption in Ayurvedic perspective...
Cucumber can make the body too cold and aggravate vata and kapha, thus the best way for its consumption is to be eaten with its own peel or by some rock salt and fennel powder.
Pomegranate is one of the most balanced fruits and remedies for hypertension but for ones with Hypothyroidism needs to be consumed with antidots Like thin white membrane that separates the seeds, or be spiced up with salt and angelica, or cumin or fennel.
Mint is cold and dry in Ayurvedic perspective and can dry up the mucus membrane of your GI tract, aggravate Vata and increase the chance of constipation, so we must consume it not raw, cook it with natural oils and mix it with hot and dry herbs.
According to Ayurveda, potato can weaken the Agni (digestive fire) and causes constipation and its combination with Rice, bread, red meat, pork, egg and cheese creates toxins in GI tract, but on the other hand it is considered a great remedy for those whose metabolism is too fast and suffer from hyperactive thyroid. So we must cook it with small amounts of natural oils and Mix it with heating vegetables
According to Ayurveda most of the legumes and beans can cause intense dryness and coldness in the body. This may increase vata imbalances and leads to constipation, dryness and stiffness in joints and muscles, anxiety, etc. Soaking them over night, cooking them with appropriate oils and using antidotes can negate their imbalances on body.
Digestive salad or anti-kapha salad is a combination of ingredients with special ratio which can help your body to digest the Kapha provoking foods or high-fat foods like carbs, protein or oily foods.
Salads are a part of diets but they mostly consist of dry and cold vegetables (Bitter gourd, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage Cauliflower, Celery, Green peas, Kale, Mint, Peppermint, Potato and etc.) which can aggravate and imbalance the vata which lead to dryness of digestive tube, gas, bloating, burping, chronic constipation, anxiety, fear, stress and insomnia. The best way to use them is to cook them with appropriate oils and heating spices with special ratio.