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. “