Summer Guidelines

Tomorrow is the first day of ☀️ summer!
According to the Charaka Samita, one of the Classical Texts of Ayurveda, during the summer the sun evaporates the moisture of the earth and therefore induces hot 🔥 dry and sharp qualities in the atmosphere, resulting in Pitta aggravation. In summer, sweet, cold, liquid and fatty food and drinks are beneficial. One should avoid or minimise excessive exercise, alcohol, and diets which are salty, sour and pungent, or hot.
Tastes to Favour: Sweet, bitter and astringent tastes are best to consume during the summer months.
Tastes to Limit: Sour, salty and spicy foods should be limited during summer.
Foods to Favour: When shopping, choose foods that are seasonal and local. During the summer season, these usually include apples 🍎 berries, grapes 🍇 pineapple, pomegranates, coconuts 🥥 lime, leafy greens, asparagus, green beans, broccoli, cucumbers 🥒 and celery. Basmati rice is also a great choice for this season. Juicy and sweet fruits are perfect for summer season, like a juicy mango 🥭 or peach.
Spices to Favour: Since summer possesses the quality of heat, we want to incorporate more cooling herbs in our diet. Coriander 🌿 basil, rosemary, fennel, cumin and cardamom are great for this season.
We have a summer recipe document available for our initial consultation clients! If you are interested in booking in for a consultation, appointment times are available on our website.
From the Lakshmi team, have a great day!
* 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘎𝘈. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯 𝘈𝘺𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘯.
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