In Ayurveda, healing comes from within as much as it does from outside.
Eating the right food that is fine-tuned to your specific body type or dosha determines your physical and mental wellbeing. Each dosha - Vata (energy of movement and the force governing all biological activity), Pitta (energy of digestion and metabolism), and Kapha (energy of building and lubrication) - has guidelines for food groups and ingredients depending on specific characteristics in each individual.
At Ananda, our specially curated menus are tailor-made to each dosha, incorporating seasonal variations in cuisine as well as recommended styles of cooking. The six fundamental food categories of sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent are combined with the three macronutrients of protein, fat, and carbohydrates, all of which provide certain nutritional factors that are key to good health.
The emphasis is on fresh, natural foods that are low in fat and calories- using whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins like chicken and fish, low-fat dairy products, and avoiding added or artificial salts, colours, flavours, or preservatives.
The Ananda Healthy Cuisine App enables healthy eating with recipes listed for body types (doshas) and for certain dietary restrictions like gluten free, nut free, dairy free etc. Utilising the principles of Ayurveda in Western and Eastern cooking techniques, there are healthy eating guidelines for everyone.
Download the app ananda-healthy-cuisine from the Apple Store and AndroidPlay Store.