Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Indian Naturopathy Healthy Recipes

How Indian Naturopathy Healthy Recipes Treats




In naturopathy, food is regarded as medicine. The basic principle of naturopathy is a belief in the ability of the body to heal itself naturally without the use of medication or invasive medical procedures such as surgery. Known as vitalism, it is believed that a special energy called vital force or vital energy guides bodily processes such as digestion, metabolism, growth, reproduction, and adaptation. Instead of modern medicine and procedures, diseases are treated with natural remedies, herbal medicine, and maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. Indian Naturopathy uses different techniques and therapies to heal the body and maintain optimal health including diet, fasting, mud therapy, hydrotherapy, masso therapy, acupressure, acupuncture, chromo therapy, air therapy and magnet therapy.
In Indian Naturopathy, healthy meals must be taken in its natural form such as fresh leafy green vegetables, fresh seasonal fruits, and sprouts. The diet is generally classified into three types: Eliminative Diet, Soothing Diet, and Constructive Diet. Eliminative diet helps detoxify the body and consists of liquids including lemon, citrus juices, tender coconut water, fresh and 100% pure fruit juices, wheat grass juices, buttermilk, and vegetable soup recipe. Soothing diets help calm the body and include salads, fruits, steamed and boiled vegetables, vegetable chutney, and sprouts. Constructive Diet helps to build and strengthen the body and include unpolished rice, whole flour, pulses, beans, curd, and sprouts.
Indian Naturopathy diet is 20% acidic and 80% alkaline and helps purify the body, improve health, and make it immune to disease. A proper combination of food is necessary to achieve the right balance. Basic recipes and staples in Indian naturopathy diet are chapatis or rotis (type of Indian flatbread) paneer (fresh cottage cheese), garam masala (Indian spice blend), ghee (clarified butter), and rice. Light dishes that can be served as a light meal, snack or appetizer include semolina pancakes, potato samosas, potatoes with fenugreek leaves, spinach curry, green pancakes with spinach, cauliflower with peas, dalia with vegetables, rice with vegetables, and moong dal kichari. Heavier dishes include those mixed with paneer or Indian cottage cheese as well as lauki koftas, pakoras, lentil kebabs, and palak paneer. A lot of these dishes are served with side dishes of pickles, salads, or chutneys like mango chutney, coriander chutney, mint chutney, coconut chutney, and carrot and beetroot raita. For sweets, char, malai laddoo, and saffron yogurt are popular.       

About the Author:

I am Violette Webb, a freelance content writer. I love creating health, wellness and food articles focusing on healthy recipes and other food-related contents. It is my pleasure to share significant information, knowledge and tips to everyone. I do have a passion in cooking and baking especially unique gourmet cuisines.

24 comments:

  1. I'm always looking for healthier ways to eat! I don't know if I could stick to this diet 100% but it would be fun to try :)

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  2. This is right up my alley! I am all about avoiding traditional medicine, and using natural ways for healing. Thank you for sharing this!

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  3. There is nothing like natural healing, natural medication is more effective and costs nothing.

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  4. WOW! I hear so much fuss about coconut water lately and I had no idea it was in the "detox" category. I also didnt know that cottage cheese was a staple in the Indian diet. ( I want to try saffron yogurt!)

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  5. Thanks for those tips. I'm always looking for better ways to eat healthy!

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  6. Well they always say we are what we eat right? Spinach curry sounds delicious. I imagine that curry is very good for the digestive system as well as other things. Great post.

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  7. This is something my Sister would love she is always looking for a new way to eat that is more organic and natural!

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  8. I don't think I would do this diet exactly, but I love the idea of variety. I'm always looking for new ways to cook different veggies so I can keep things new and exciting for our meals.

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  9. I don't think this diet is quite up my alley, but I'm sure this will help some people.

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  10. I've found that various recipes work inside and out. I am a big fan of Ayurveda. I miss being in VA and FL b/c I could go into my local Indian market and purchase everything I needed.

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  11. While I would need some flexibility with this diet, I would certainly try it! I know I would feel the difference!

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  12. Thanks for all the compliments. I'm glad you liked my article. I do love sharing health articles for everyone. Hope to share more.
    Thanks also to Elizabeth Carr who allow me to share my article here on her blog site. :)

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  13. I love the "food is medicine" motto! It's mine too.

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  14. Thanks for all the great tips! These are great!

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  15. We certainly are what we eat. This sounds very healthy and has a lot of good information in it. Thank you!

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  16. Great read! My hubby recently got home from a 3-week hospital stay for hip replacement surgery. The doctors say that he has to be put on a high protein diet because his albumin is too low. He has a lot of catching up to do, with regard to his overall health. I am going back to the basics and feed him as much healthy food as I can get.

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  17. I need to get back on eating healthy but I don't know yet when, I just hope soon. It is very difficult to get on a healthy habit this holiday season.

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  18. great tips and sounds healthy indeed. we have friend who are fron india and they invited us sometimes for christmas, i love how she add spices into their food.

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  19. You shared lots of good ideas not just for healthy food but for some tasty sounding food, too.

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  20. Natural health recipes are always so difficult for me to put together, especially since my husband is such a picky eater. These are great tips and I'm bookmarking it now to try!

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  21. I enjoy many Indian foods but didn't realize all the benefits there are to some of them. Thank you.

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  22. I LOVE the idea of living and healing the healthy way...it's just really hard to do sometimes. You had me at Curry on this one...I think it may just be possible.

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  23. Love all things natural! We are clean eaters and always try to heal naturally first. Great post!

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