Nurturing Ayurveda

One part of the ancient Indian healing system, Ayurveda, deals specifically with food. The concept is not about healthy eating, but is based around balancing physiology by including six different tastes in every meal: Sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent. Preparation of food is more of a nurturing process carried out in a certain way and meditative breathing techniques are employed throughout. The theory being that if we nurture our food, it will nurture us back.