The snow is melting again. The green grassy spots in the garden are getting bigger by the day. I don’t know if it will be snowing soon (it probably will;) but still I feel that spring is coming. The birds are singing like crazy, it’s not so cold during the day and the days are getting longer. Time for a detox! A healthy and simple one…
From an Ayurvedic perspective spring is an ideal time to detoxify and cleanse the body. During the winter months the body tends to stack toxins. As the weather warms up in spring, the body’s natural detoxification processes start to kick in, making it easier to eliminate these toxins.
In Ayurveda, spring is associated with the Kapha dosha, which is characterized by qualities such as heaviness, coldness, and moisture. To balance Kapha, it is recommended to engage in practices that are warming, light, and dry. This includes a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, as well as herbs and spices that support the body’s natural detoxification processes.
Spring is a time of transition from the cold and dry qualities of winter to the warm and moist qualities of summer. During this time, the body needs foods that are light and easy to digest, yet nourishing and warming. Kichery, a traditional Ayurvedic dish made from rice, mung beans, and spices, is considered an ideal food for the spring season.
Kichery is a balanced, easy-to-digest meal that supports the body’s natural detoxification processes. It is rich in protein and fiber, which can help to stabilize blood sugar levels and promote healthy digestion. The combination of rice and mung beans provides a complete protein source, which can help to support healthy muscle growth and repair.
The spices used in kichery, such as ginger, cumin, and turmeric, are also beneficial for the spring season. Ginger and cumin are warming spices that can help to stimulate digestion and boost the metabolism, while turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can help to reduce inflammation and support the immune system.
I hope I convinced you enough to buy some mung beans, basmati rice and vegetables for a delicious kichery. Never made it? No worries! On Instagram I shared a recipe for you. Enjoy!
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