“Eat your food as your medicine otherwise you will have to eat medicine as food”
Food is an integral part of Ayurvedic Treatments. It is true when we emphasise on a change in diet, to attain perfect health. Our diet plays a crucial role in complementing and enhancing the treatment we receive. It enables the inner transformation of the body. In Ayurveda, a dietary plan is based on the composition of 3 energies – Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which are balanced through food and treatment. When our diet is in accordance with our physiology, it leads to a healthy, happier and vital life. Pure Ayurvedic cuisine aims at better immunity, longevity, wellness and mindfulness. A major cause of most disorders is building up of digestive toxins from improper digestion. Hence our Doctors assist and recommend the right diet and timing for every individual.
At the Ayursoma Dining, a range of dishes and juices are provided based on each of these energies. If our Vata Dosha is imbalanced, it is likely to create an airy digestion and cause bloating, constipation and irregular appetite. Now when the Pitta Dosha gets imbalanced, we will experience acidity, heartburn and an overall fiery digestion. An imbalance in Kapha Dosha on the other hand, leads to loss of appetite and congestion. The interesting part is how Ayurveda enables you to know your body and the food it requires to balance each of the energies, and lead a healthy life. The food is purely vegetarian, and the ingredients are locally procured at Ayursoma. We also have several vegan options on daily basis. Herbal teas and infused waters are provided for detoxification. We have few signature dishes like ‘Soma Special Drumstick Soup’, ‘Soma Special Pineapple Salad’ and the signature desert ‘Soma Special Papaya Payasam’. Your treatment at Ayursoma is not just an external process. You are given an insight on a healthy lifestyle with the right kind of food practice. Ayurvedic diet nourishes our minds, spirit, emotions and overall body. It helps you cherish your body and understand it better. Food is as powerful as medicine when consumes properly. Several spices are incorporated which boost our energies and natural immunity. They are not just for flavour or aroma when it comes to Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda, there are six flavours or ‘rasa’: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent, and pungent, and each of these should be added to our meals. The century old discipline of diet and nutrition has been the perfect remedy to modern health issues and dietary imbalances. The new eating practices help you benefit from different qualities of food. One major practice is to eat mindfully and intuitively, by taking time to savour the food. Ayurvedic food is a practice which can alter your lifestyle and health to betterment
Over the years Ayursoma has been following a special Ayurvedic Menu, which was crafted by our team of doctors, based on the research with reference to old Ayurvedic Texts. Guests following the Ayurvedic programmes can choose to dine from the range of 250 Ayurvedic dishes based on the Tridoshas (Vatha, Pitha and Kapha) properties. Guests undergoing the treatment packages are advised to follow this diet very strictly, which will help them to drive maximum benefits from the programmes.