What Not to Eat in Monsoon According to Ayurveda Ritucharya ,
Ayurveda Food knowledge has great concerns about seasonal and environmental changes or conditions. Because every season and environment has its own Vata, pitta, and kappa status. Sawan is the rainy or monsoon season month. Here we talk about what kind of foods we should avoid in this particular season for a healthy body and mind. Sawan Ritucharya in Ayurveda told about some foods that we have to avoid to prevent seasonal bacterial – Viral infection.
According to Ayurveda, these rules are defined on the basis of the composition of Vata, Pitt and Kapha in the body. Here, Vata represents movement; Pitta metabolism and Kapha structure and water.
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Curd: What Not to Eat in Monsoon According to Ayurveda Ritucharya
Curd has good bacteria in it. In this rainy season because of heavy moisture in the environment bacteria are already found in high amounts. Excess of anything in the body can cause multiple imbalances or diseases whether it is a good thing or bad. The same excess of good bacteria in the body causes low immunity or more allergic immunity.
Apart from this curd is cold in its nature and increases Vata dosha in the body. Vata is already aggravated during Shravan and Bhado months and in the same month, Pitta functions start accumulating and cause health issues. And that’s why it is suggested to avoid curd during these months.
Salad: What Not to Eat in Monsoon According to Ayurveda Ritucharya
Raw foods have more high bacteria and viruses in them. In the monsoon or rainy season bacteria and virus in the environment already increases. When you eat raw salad then the chances of viral bacterial infection increase, digestion problem increases and getting diarrhea chances also increase. So it is more rational if you could avoid these. Salads have more bacteria and small insects on them, especially in the rainy season because of heavy environmental moisture.
Green Leafy Vegetables: What Not to Eat in Monsoon According to Ayurveda Ritucharya
Green leafy vegetables are ‘Guru’ in digestion, increases Vata in the body and in the rainy season Green leafy vegetables have more bacterias. This season is aggregate Vata and pitta dosha in the body. It has been proven that green leafy vegetables also increase Vata, therefore, are prohibited in the month of Shravan.
Non-veg food: What Not to Eat in Monsoon According to Ayurveda Ritucharya
Non-veg foods are high in protein and need good digestion. But in the monsoon season, Non-Veg food doesn’t suggest in Ayurveda because the digestive system is already Vata-prone and slow in the rainy season. In this season digestion Agni also become slow down and Non-veg foods are heavy in digestion. This could also increase ‘AMA'(toxins) in the body in monsoon.