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    December 07, 2020 1 min read

    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!