Saturday, January 13, 2018

Avocados, Yes Please

  Avocado has natural properties to reduce vata and pitta dosha and increase kapha. Ayurveda recommends avocado for those who are naturally high in vata and pitta dosha . Vata individuals can have their dosha increased in cold seasons, such as in autumn and winter. When this dosha is aggravated they may experience insomnia, anxiety, and constipation. Ayurvedic dishes including avocado provides the needed nutrients to balance Vata.
  Pitta predominant individuals may have difficulties in late spring and early autumn when they feel overheated and agitated. Consumption of avocado during these seasons helps them maintain the dosha balance.
  Kapha individuals generally are more hearty and have lethargic feelings when out of balance. When kapha is aggravated individuals may experience swelling in the body or mucous in the throat or chest. They are suggested to avoid avocado.
  Avocado oil is good for the skin. It is good for Vata-type skin that is more prone to dryness and wrinkles. Weather conditions such as cold and excess heat affect the skin. Todays modern living conditions with air conditioning or lack of nutrition may also cause this. Ayurveda uses avocado to boost moisture and nourish the body inside and out.

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