The metabolism or the digestive fire "Agni" is a central point in Ayurveda. According to the individual constitution, the digestive fire burns at its respective strength. All disturbances of the bio-energetic balance lead to a weakening of the digestive, absorption and renewal functions of the metabolism.
On average, each of us spends about 6.5 hours a day sitting. That's actually much too long and - quite clearly - there's only so much you can do about it. Nevertheless, the consequences are really stupid, especially for the metabolism, because it runs on the back burner all day long.
In addition, we often "snack" our way through the day, i.e. instead of regular meals, we always eat something here and there. This is also bad for the metabolism.
Because every person is different and has a different basic constitution, the metabolism is also different for every person depending on the Prakriti. A metabolic disorder can often be seen in digestion. Ayurveda says that each of us should go to the toilet once a day to completely empty our bodies. The excretion should not be too hard and not too liquid.
Nevertheless, there are principles that are good for everyone and easy to implement in everyday life. It is worth following these, as a healthy metabolism in Ayurveda is one of the keys to a healthy life.
Ayurveda says that 98% of all diseases have their origin in an imbalance in the metabolism. Our immune system suffers from this imbalance. Metabolic disorders can manifest themselves in many ways: some have a bloated stomach, others have sluggish or fast digestion.
What to do? Tips from Ayurveda
- Internal Shower: Start the morning with a glass (or more) of warm water with a few squeezes of lemon juice. This ignites the digestive fire.
- Make Fire: Using multiple anti-bloating spices when preparing food helps with digestion, gas, and other ailments. These are, for example, cumin, anise, ginger, pepper, garlic and turmeric.
- Goodbye fire extinguishers: You should actually see the digestive fire visually. Although Ayurveda also says that as much as possible should be drunk throughout the day, it would be nice if you managed not to drink anything half an hour before and during the meal. Above all, you should avoid iced drinks. This weakens the digestive fire and thus the metabolism.
- Rest & Digest: Try to take breaks between meals. This gives the body the opportunity to filter – to metabolize – the nutrients from food. Constant "replenishing" damages the metabolism. Try to “fast” after a meal and only eat again after 4-5 hours. If you feel hungry, try warm water first, because we often misinterpret a rumbling stomach as hunger, even though our body is craving water.
- Relieve metabolism: The digestive fire is still weak in the morning, strongest at midday and in the evening it is not quite as strong, so our recommendation for you is to reach for soups and boiled vegetables in the evening and avoiding animal proteins like meat and cheese. According to this principle you relieve the metabolism.
- As an additional "kick-start" for your metabolism, you could prepare a tea: You need ½ tsp fennel, ½ tsp cumin and two slices of freshly crushed ginger You pour this with 200 milliliters of boiled water and let the tea steep for five minutes. The tea boosts the metabolism immediately. You should take it half an hour before and after eating.
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