Turmeric today is a food ingredient with global appeal. It has gone from the Indian kitchen to tea frappes, all the while retaining a golden aura of usefulness in maintaining health and combating illness.
This children’s game comes to mind when you start to buy millets for your daily consumption. Here in Bangalore, millets besides ragi have gone from being available mainly at niche organic shops to the kirana store.
Thanks to innumerable, low-cost electronic devices it has now become easy for us to quantify what we eat. Health apps quickly dispense information over time and content, converting what we have eaten into the most standard measure of energy intake, the calorie. Recommended dietary allowances (RDA) further help us understand if our diet is within acceptable limits. Finally, if we want to lose weight or have a disease, diet plans are created based on our food habits to help achieve certain goals. Numbers, numbers, numbers!
In the northern hemisphere it is winter time – a time for dressing warmly, eating comforting warm foods and keeping ourselves hydrated both inside, and outside. In this post we will explore what diet Ayurveda recommends for this season.
Author: Dr. Megha, Assistant Professor, TDU