A splash of Ayurveda in your coffee

Posted: May 3, 2017 By: Comment: 1

In Ayurveda, everything in nature is considered medicine or poison, especially food. Let’s have a close look at coffee. We can now have access to a wide range of coffee and the possibilities to consume it are numerous. It is mainly bitter and sour. Caffeine acts as a stimulant of the digestive and nervous systems. However, its long-term effects in too much quantity can also lead to a form of addiction in addition to overstimulating the adrenal glands that may deplete the body’s reserves.

Here are some tips to take into consideration for your coffee consumption:

  • Try to consume organic coffee. Coffee is grown in places that use very strong pesticides and chemicals which have a detrimental effect on the body and especially the hormonal system.
  • Limit yourself to an espresso or half a cup of coffee a day. Increased consumption will dry out your system (skin, digestive system, respiratory tract), become an irritant and you may develop a sense of addiction (by the activation of dopamine).
  • Have your coffee before noon, during or after a meal. Drinking coffee on an empty stomach will irritate the mucous membranes of your digestive system. In the morning think to drink at least a glass of hot or room temperature water before you drink your coffee.
  • Add a pinch of cardamom to your coffee. This spice is known to mitigate acidity.
  • If you are sensitive to caffeine but love the taste of coffee, consider a natural water process organic decaf
  • If you are feeling anxious, dehydrated, or have difficulty sleeping, try chamomile, tulsi tea or your favorite cereal coffee substitute. 

 

Éléonore Piquet
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Éléonore Piquet

Eléonore Piquet is an Ayurvedic Health counselor from the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. She offers private consultations in lifestyle and diet, ayurvedic massages and workshops. She is also a thai massage therapist and teacher. She is an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher with more than 9 years of experience. Her passion and knowledge for the human body and a better art of living always bring her further in self-reflection and teaching. She will listen and guide you with kindness but yet in a profound way to help you change your experience of life.

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