88: Plant Focused Diets

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Welcome to the Peaceful Power Podcast I’m your host Andrea Claassen and today I’m diving into my Peaceful Power Practice #5- a plant focused diet.

Today could be a controversial topic plus it’s food related which always hits a spot. So bare with me as I tackle this hot topic as of late.

In Ayurveda they have a few “rules” about nutrition. Now being a vegan is not one of them. But focusing less on the meats and more on in-season fruits & vegetables is what they would prefer you to eat.

Rules

  • Early lighter dinners
  • Plant based meals- 50-60% of your meals fruit & vegetables
  • Eating in season
  • Fresh foods at every meal (no leftovers)
  • Organic locally grown when possible
  • Grass fed meat & diary
  • Try to have all 6 flavors at each meal or in your day- sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent, pungent
  • Reduce frozen & processed foods
  • Be moderate & avoid extremes

Now this can seem like a lot of rules but as with any general “diet” meaning way you eat they do have best practices. So these are a few best practices in the Ayurvedic world. I have found that if I’m paying attention to what I’m eating I will notice if I feel great after a meal, if I feel bloated or gassy and I can really start to pinpoint what feels good and what doesn’t in the body. That is one of the major takeaways from slowing down is noticing how do I feel & why.

My challenge to you this week is try & get in 6 different tastes into your diet tomorrow.

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