In the spa Ayurveda is already well-known to most, above all because of the wonderfully gentle massages with oil, which are carried out alone or - even better - as a couple. But what exactly is behind the term Ayurveda and what is meant by ayurvedic diet?
Ayurveda - the holistic approach
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian science of health and living that is still alive and well in India today. Thereafter, disease is understood as a disturbance of the internal balance that needs to be restored.
Nutritional changes, detoxification, special Ayurvedic remedies, breathing and yoga exercises are used.
Harmonization and stimulation of life energies
The ayurvedic diet should have a balancing and harmonizing effect on the body and thus stimulate the three vital energies Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which each person carries in different degrees of strength in itself. All flavors (sweet, sour, salty, bitter) are best served in the dishes.
The sluggish cape type, for example, should energize its energies with spicy dishes containing chillies or peppers.
Although animal foods are not forbidden in Ayurvedic cuisine, they are only used very discreetly. Ayurveda is more of a vegetarian cuisine, complemented by milk, cream, yoghurt and kefir. Very important are spices, such as ginger, cinnamon, laurel, cardamom, saffron and pepper, whose beneficial effects on digestion and metabolism are used.