The Sweet Taste according to Ayurveda
The benefits of sweet taste are numerous like it helps mucus membranes, the lungs, the GI tract, urinary tract and reproductive system .It is nutritive, energizing, strengthening and soothing to our mind. It boosts the health of skin, hair, enhances integrity of immune system and ultimately increases Ojas.
In excess, the sweet taste can harm our body and slow us down. This taste is tempting and addictive. So when overused, it can increase mucus, diminish the appetite, smoother the digestive fire, promote congestion, cause ama (toxin), breathing problems, obesity and diabetes etc. This taste in excessive, also contribute to unhealthy cravings and greed to hamper our spiritual growth.
We can get this sweet taste naturally from :
- Wheat, rice, oats, corn etc and any food item made from these grains. Like bread and pasta.
- Chicken and Fish
- Potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips, squash
- Any ripe fruit
- honey, syrups, molasses are natural sweeterners
The Sweet taste is really sweet for our health if we add it in our meals with mindful mindset.
Till next time, take care of yourselves.
~ Amulya Ayurveda