Customizing Your Diet for Your Mind-Body Type
Did you know that the optimal foods for you depend on your unique mind-body type? As an Ayurvedic Nutritionist and upcoming author of The Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda, I focus on bringing this ancient healing system into our modern lives and am happy to become Lakanto’s newest ambassador, bringing this ancient sweetener into the modern world. According to Ayurveda, the world’s oldest health system originating in ancient India 5000 years ago, there are three mind-body types: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Vatas are energizer bunnies that love to move. They are most similar to the Ectomorph body type in Sports Nutrition. They often have a hard-time putting on weight, have dry skin and a tendency towards constipation and bloating. I recommend warm oatmeal with Lakanto Golden for a grounding Vata breakfast.
Pittas are natural athletes with unceasing appetites and sharp digestions. They are most similar to the Mesomorph body type in Sports Nutrition. They gain muscle easily but often suffer from heartburn, acne and overheating. I recommend a cleansing green smoothie with a hint of Lakanto Maple Syrup for a cooling Pitta breakfast.
Kaphas are naturally slow, steady, calm and peaceful. They are most similar to the Endomorph body type in Sports Nutrition. They gain weight easily and have a tendency towards emotional-eating, mucus build-up and water retention. They are also the type with the bigger sweet-tooth (uh oh!) I recommend a light Lakanto Matcha Tea with non-dairy milk for a cleansing, light Kapha breakfast.
Which type are you? Discover your mind-body type on my free quiz over at www.eatfeelfresh.com
Sahara Rose, @eatfeelfresh
Sahara Rose has published a new book with helpful tips and recipes, Eat, Feel, Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook.