Without proper diet, medicine is of no use.
With proper diet, medicine is of no need.
We strongly believe that in addition to Ayurvedic treatments and Yogasanas the food one eats plays an equally important role in enhancing health. Ayurveda recommends food that is “ Satvic “in nature i.e. food that is light and easy to digest. Following the tenants of Ayurveda, the cuisine at KARE is nutrient-dense vegetarian food along with fresh fruits and herbal teas. Our guests enjoy three wholesome meals a day and a snack.
Ayurvedic Food At KARE
The Ayurvedic Food at KARE is designed as a healing diet that gladdens the heart and nourishes the body and mind. We believe in the maxim that food is the best medicine.
According to Charaka and Sushruta – fathers of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery – “the entire world seeks food; it is the life source of all beings; Clarity, Longevity, Intelligence, Happiness, Contentment, Strength and Knowledge are all rooted in food.”
The body needs different types of nutrients that perform various functions. The body gets these nutrients from the vast variety of foods available according to age, sex, physical activity, physiological conditioning, and one’s constitution. Ayurveda recommends food that is “Saatvic” in nature. “Saatvic” food is vegetarian and is easy to digest. It consists of fruits and vegetables and mainly emphasizes freshly prepared and properly cooked food – consumed at the right time, and in the right quantity. A balanced diet includes all the six tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent.
At KARE the meals are prepared as per the guidelines laid down by Ayurveda keeping in mind, the principles of contradictory food combinations [Virudha Aahar] and the order of the tastes in the meal. We use only the purest ingredients recommended by Ayurveda – Rock sugar/ Jaggery, Rock salt, and Cow’s ghee.
The foundation of food prepared at KARE is based on the fundamental principles of Ayurveda.
Different people react differently to the same food. Why?
Ayurveda has an answer to this profound question, this is governed by an Individual’s body constitution, called ‘Prakruti’. Ayurveda believes that every individual is unique and has his own body constitution which is defined and designed at the time of conception. Ayurveda explains the subtle differences between individuals and how two persons can react very differently when exposed to the same environment or stimuli.
This helps in the understanding of important physical and mental characteristics. Knowing one’s Prakruti will help immensely, both in the prevention and treatment of disease.”
Vikruti is the imbalance developed in the body due to bad food combinations, processed food or unhealthy lifestyle. It is important for the Physician to differentiate between Vikruti and Prakruti. “
Cooking at Home with Ayurvedic Insights
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Awarded ‘BEST HEALTH & NUTRITION COOKBOOK’ in the World 2009 – Second Place, this cookbook is an ode to the ancient science of Ayurveda. It features daily, simple, vegetarian recipes bound together by the fine thread of Ayurvedic insights, steering the reader towards a focus on freshly cooked food, and on the correct use of spices to enhance taste and good health.
Benediction by Yogacharya Guru B. K. S. Iyengar
- Foreword by Dr. Prakash Kalmadi
- A prakriti test to identify your constitution
- Every recipe highlighted with nuggets of knowledge about food ingredients
- Home-style recipe with variations at the onset of every section
- Short chapters of Ayurveda interspersed with recipe sections
- A food guide to know what each person must eat regularly or occassionally
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I find this is a very handy book as it deals with vegetarian recipes congenial to one and all…it contains details on sattvik food with appropriate presentation for each one to build up a healthy body with a sound mind. My best wishes and blessings to the authors for presenting a useful book on good food for all to choose from. My blessings to all the readers as they embark on this journey of good health and longevity.
As we know, Ayurveda is an ancient science and has been followed since time immemorial. This effort by the authors, Jigyasa and Pratibha, in bringing out a cookbook containing the principles of Ayurveda to millions of housewives, through simple and elegant language is commendable. I am sure that with this book, people will be happily inspired to follow Ayurvedic principles and discipline themselves for simple living and simple eating.
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