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Ok, its official, I love leafy greens so much I turned into them!
Here is a bunch of my beautifully, all organically grown greens from the garden.
In Ayurveda, there are 6 key tastes - sour, salty, sweet, bitter, astringent and pungent. In late Winter and the heart of Spring, our Kapha dosha (constructed of the Earth and Water elements) is at its most predominant - in both our external and internal environment.
The tastes that pacify Kapha, and reduce some of its classic symptoms like a slow, sluggish digestion, body and mind lethargy, cold and flu, congestion, productive coughs, allergies, fluid retention, and a cold body temperature are BITTER, ASTRINGENT and PUNGENT. Not to eliminate other tastes from your diet, but introducing more of the above three, you naturally bring Kapha back into balance.
Leafy greens like spinach, kale, silver beet, Asian greens and chard embody the bitter and astringent tastes making it an awesome go-to during the above mentioned seasons. Additionally, the bitter and astringent tastes deeply pacify the Pitta dosha, with the alkaline nature nature of greens purifying the blood, decreasing inflammation and soothing a hyper active appetite and digestion. Great thing is, leafy greens are so easy and quick to prepare. You can have them raw in salads, used as an easy side dish or added to your staple meals like a stir-fry, curry, soup or stew. Give it a go and fall in love with your greens!
With light and love,
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