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Craving certain foods? Try these 5 Ayurvedic tips to help curb food cravings

Updated On Apr 03, 2023 05:55 PM IST

Check out five Ayurvedic tips that can help you overcome your cravings and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

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“Not all cravings are bad by nature. But if you have an unbearable craving for a specific taste/ food at a specific time of the day. That is not considered normal. Cravings for certain types of food can be caused by various factors, including physical illnesses such as gut dysbiosis, Candida, or AMA, nutritional deficiencies like selenium, emotional stress, and behavioral norms,” says, Dr. Varalakshmi, Ayurvedic Doctor and Wellness Coach, in her recent Instagram post. She further share some effective Ayurvedic tips for food cravings. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 05:55 PM IST

“Not all cravings are bad by nature. But if you have an unbearable craving for a specific taste/ food at a specific time of the day. That is not considered normal. Cravings for certain types of food can be caused by various factors, including physical illnesses such as gut dysbiosis, Candida, or AMA, nutritional deficiencies like selenium, emotional stress, and behavioral norms,” says, Dr. Varalakshmi, Ayurvedic Doctor and Wellness Coach, in her recent Instagram post. She further share some effective Ayurvedic tips for food cravings. (Shutterstock)

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Nourish well: To ensure a well-rounded meal, it is recommended to consume freshly prepared food that includes all six tastes. This includes sweet grains or carbs, salt, acidic foods for sour taste, digestive spices for pungent taste, greens for bitter taste, and protein for astringent taste.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 05:55 PM IST

Nourish well: To ensure a well-rounded meal, it is recommended to consume freshly prepared food that includes all six tastes. This includes sweet grains or carbs, salt, acidic foods for sour taste, digestive spices for pungent taste, greens for bitter taste, and protein for astringent taste.(Pixabay)

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Prioritize your Sleep: All that late-night munching or cravings are often due to 3 poor sleep hygiene. Aim to hit the bed before 11 PM.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 05:55 PM IST

Prioritize your Sleep: All that late-night munching or cravings are often due to 3 poor sleep hygiene. Aim to hit the bed before 11 PM.(Unsplash)

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It is recommended to chew on fennel seeds as a post-meal ritual, as it is believed to have several health benefits such as aiding digestion, freshening breath, and reducing bloating and flatulence.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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It is recommended to chew on fennel seeds as a post-meal ritual, as it is believed to have several health benefits such as aiding digestion, freshening breath, and reducing bloating and flatulence.(Pixabay)

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As per traditional practices, incorporating a sweet taste or consuming ghee with the first bite of your food is believed to improve digestion and stimulate the production of digestive enzymes, leading to better absorption of nutrients. It can also provide a sense of satisfaction and help prevent overeating.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 05:55 PM IST

As per traditional practices, incorporating a sweet taste or consuming ghee with the first bite of your food is believed to improve digestion and stimulate the production of digestive enzymes, leading to better absorption of nutrients. It can also provide a sense of satisfaction and help prevent overeating.(Shutterstock)

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To aid in digestion, it is suggested to either take a short walk for about 100 steps or sit in Vajrasana. This can help improve blood circulation to the digestive system, reduce bloating, and improve digestion.(Grand Master Akshar) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 05:55 PM IST

To aid in digestion, it is suggested to either take a short walk for about 100 steps or sit in Vajrasana. This can help improve blood circulation to the digestive system, reduce bloating, and improve digestion.(Grand Master Akshar)

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To reap the benefits of shunti or dry ginger powder, it is suggested to include it in your cooking. This spice is known for its anti-inflammatory and digestive properties and can help alleviate digestive issues, boost immunity, and improve overall health.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 05:55 PM IST

To reap the benefits of shunti or dry ginger powder, it is suggested to include it in your cooking. This spice is known for its anti-inflammatory and digestive properties and can help alleviate digestive issues, boost immunity, and improve overall health.(Shutterstock)

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