Halloween is right around the corner and although we strive to be more mindful in all areas of lives, the holidays can be particularly challenging when it comes to eating in a way that promotes wellness.
If you need some support, I suggest you look to Ayurveda’s most basic principle:
Like increases like, while opposites balance.
In a nutshell, Ayurveda explains that we want to counterbalance the qualities we see in Nature with opposing qualities in our diets, activities and lifestyle choices.
Simply put, the logic is that too much of a good thing….is not a good thing.
For example, having a glass of iced tea when it’s snowing outside will make us shiver. Our bodies then have to work hard to get us feeling comfortable again. Lots of energy is wasted in this pendulum-like process.
Now, back to the present. We're moving into the heart of the Fall season in the U.S. Ayurveda tells us that Fall carries with it dry, rough, light, cold, subtle and mobile qualities.
So, using this basic Ayurvedic principle of like increases like while opposites balance, we can tell that eating foods that ground, moisten, nurture and warm the body are going to be the best choices.
Sweet, sour and salty tasting foods are the ideal candidates for the job.
Here are some examples of foods to include in your Fall meals: