Ayurveda and nutrition: How to get the benefits of milk?

Posted by Hannah Punitha on Fri, Feb 19, 2010  
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Are you sure you are getting enough calcium without adding milk and dairy products?

Get  the ayurvedic nutrition solution to this question.

In Ayurvedic Nutrition, milk is considered to be a wholesome and complete food .Modern-day practices of milk processing demands a word of caution.

Milk Products

    • Get a good nights sleep with hot milk. Add a pinch of nutmeg and a little cardamom for taste.


These spices help to reduce the many digestive problems that some experience with regards to intake of milk.

  • If your digestion is good you can add other dairy products, like cheese and yogurt for luinch.
  • Sheeps milk or goats milk is good if cows milk cause digestive problems for you.
  • Goat's milk has astringent properties and propels digestion and is advisable for people with slow digestion problem ( one of the 6 tastes in Ayurvedic nutrition is astringent )


Other food choices

There are other alternative solutions of calcium apart from milk for those who want to cut the intake or stop taking dairy products due to health issues.

* pumpkin and sunflower seeds which can be added to your salads

* sesame seeds are rich in calcium
    * Brocolli and other dark green leafy vegetables
  As a concluding remark I wish you good luck and all the best to achieve balance in your busy life with Ayurvedic nutrition and also pre plan your diet according to your body type and needs and specially your digestive capacity.


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