Ayurvedic diet is a method of balancing eating habits. It is being followed not from today, but for thousands of years. The main purpose of this diet is to balance physical energy by improving it. Not only this, it is decided according to the physical structure and disease of each person, what to eat and what not. In this, more importance is given to natural foods. Today in this article you will learn in detail about the benefits and disadvantages of Ayurvedic diet -

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  1. What is an Ayurvedic Diet?
  2. Benefits Of Ayurvedic Diet
  3. Side Effects Of Ayurvedic Diet
  4. Keep These Things In Mind
  5. Summary
Doctors for Understanding the Ayurvedic Diet: Benefits and Drawbacks

Ayurvedic diet is based on the principles of Ayurvedic medicine. In this, balance between the three doshas is promoted. Ayurvedic diet is decided on the basis of the dosha of the body. In this, it is seen according to the dosha that which foods a person should eat and which should not. Ayurvedic diet can prove to be good not only for health, but also for the brain and mind.

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According to Ayurveda, our body is made up of five elements. It includes air, water, sky, fire and earth. All these elements form Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas in the body. Pitta dosha controls hunger, thirst and body temperature. Vata dosha maintains electrolyte balance and movement. At the same time, Kapha dosha affects the body joints. If we talk about Ayurvedic diet, then it is decided on the basis of these physical doshas. In such a situation, taking Ayurvedic diet can give many health benefits -

Importance To Natural Foods

In the Ayurvedic diet, it is advised to eat specific fruits, vegetables, grains and pulses for each dosha. All these foods are essential for health. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins. They can also reduce the craving for processed food. Actually, processed foods are harmful for health. Therefore, it is advised to stay away from these foods in Ayurveda. Also, it is advisable to eat natural foods.

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Benefits Of Ayurvedic Diet For Weight Loss

The Ayurvedic diet recommends eating foods rich in nutrients, which can prove to be helpful in weight loss. Research has also proved that by taking an Ayurvedic diet, about 200 people with Pitta and Kapha dosha have lost weight. Apart from this, weight loss can happen faster by including Ayurvedic diet and yoga in the lifestyle.

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Benefits Of Ayurvedic Diet For Stress

Ayurvedic diet can also prove to be helpful in relieving stress or anxiety. A study shows that taking an Ayurvedic diet can help in weight loss. Along with this, one can also get relief from stress, anxiety and depression. Taking an Ayurvedic diet keeps the mind happy and the person feels good.

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While on the one hand, taking an Ayurvedic diet gives many benefits to health. At the same time, there can be some disadvantages of this diet, which are as follows -

Difficulty In Following

It can be a little difficult to follow the Ayurvedic diet, because in this, the physical nature of each person is different and it is advised to eat food according to that nature. Along with this, the Ayurvedic diet also depends on the season. Often people do not know when and how many times the Ayurvedic diet should be eaten. Therefore, following the Ayurvedic diet can be challenging. Especially for those who are about to start taking the Ayurvedic diet.

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Avoidance Of Food Items

In the Ayurvedic diet, some foods have to be eaten, while some have to be completely avoided. This diet is taken keeping in mind the nature of the body. If such foods are eaten, which are against the dosha, then it can cause diseases. In Ayurveda, it is advised to completely avoid meat and alcohol.

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Choose Food According To Doshas

There are three types of doshas considered in Ayurveda - Vata, Pitta and Kapha and diet is decided accordingly in Ayurveda. Let us know what can be eaten under these doshas -


  • Dairy: Milk, ghee and butter
  • Fruits: Sweet and ripe fruits, such as oranges, pears, pineapples, bananas and melons
  • Vegetables: Cauliflower, celery, cucumber, ridge gourd, leafy greens, sweet potatoes and carrots
  • Pulses: Moong, gram and beans
  • Cereals: Barley, oats, rice, wheat
  • Nuts and seeds: Soaked almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
  • Spices: Black pepper, cumin, cinnamon and turmeric in small quantities


  • Dairy: Milk, butter, yogurt, cheese and ghee
  • Fruits: Bananas, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, mangoes and peaches
  • Vegetables: Beets, sweet potatoes, onions, radishes, turnips, carrots and green beans
  • Pulses: Chana and moong dal
  • Cereals: Cooked oats and rice
  • Nuts and seeds: Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, chia seeds and sunflower seeds Seeds
  • Spices: cardamom, ginger, cumin, basil, cloves, celery and black pepper


  • Dairy: goat milk and soy milk
  • Fruits: apples, blueberries, pears, pomegranates and cherries
  • Seeds: sunflower, chia and pumpkin seeds
  • Nuts: raisins and figs
  • Vegetables: leafy greens, onions, potatoes, mushrooms, radishes and okra
  • Legumes: black beans, chickpeas, lentils and navy beans
  • Grains: oats, rye, barley, corn and millet
  • Spices: Cardamom, ginger, cumin, basil, cloves, celery and black pepper

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While taking Ayurvedic diet, some things need to be kept in mind, which is mentioned below -

  • In Pitta dosha, cold and sweet foods should be eaten. On the other hand, spicy nuts and seeds should not be consumed.
  • Avoid dry fruits and raw vegetables in Vata dosha. At the same time, consume hot foods.
  • In Kapha dosha, consume fruits, vegetables and legumes and reduce the use of nuts, seeds and oil.
  • Red meat, artificial sweeteners and processed foods should be avoided in all three doshas. The Ayurvedic diet recommends eating healthy foods.

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In Ayurveda, first of all the nature of Vata, Pitta and Kapha of the body is examined. Ayurvedic diet is prepared on the basis of this. In the Ayurvedic diet, it is advised to eat some special foods, while some have to be avoided. You can also take an Ayurvedic diet on the advice of a doctor to stay physically and mentally healthy.

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