2 Ayurveda tips for Eating and Drinking

November 29, 2023

Have you ever wondered why some individuals consume less-than-ideal food, yet seem to maintain a cheerful disposition and avoid weight gain? Or marveled at individuals who consume high-fat and salty diets without succumbing to heart disease or high blood pressure?

Here are two invaluable tips that could transform your post-meal experience and enhance your nutrient absorption, regardless of what’s on your plate.

Believe it or not, how you consume your meals holds more significance than the actual food you eat.

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2 Ayurveda tips for eating and drinking

According to Ayurveda, the act of eating stands as one of the most sacred rituals in our lives. When we consume food, we’re assimilating atoms and molecules that have existed in various forms since the dawn of time, inviting them to become a part of us. If we approach eating with mindfulness and respect, the assimilation process harmonizes with our bodies. However, if we fail to do so, digestion becomes challenging, leading to gas and other digestive disturbances. This poor digestion culminates in the formation of ama, toxins that pave the way for diseases.  Thus, Ayurveda encourages us to view eating as a form of meditation (to eat in peacefulness and with awareness) and sadhana (taking ordinary activity and approaching it with spiritual awareness). 

Staying adequately hydrated is hugely important. Dehydration is more common than you might think, especially amidst overeating and excessive drinking. Maintain hydration levels throughout the day, but during meals, it’s advisable to limit liquid intake. Typically, half a cup of room-temperature water is enough, although more might be necessary for drier meals. However, moist meals such as soups might require no additional liquid at all. The rationale behind this is simple: excessive liquid with solid food diminishes your digestive strength. Your digestive fire literally gets watered down. But nobody likes to feel thirsty, so hydrate away from meals.

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Stay healthy, keep your hydration up!

Below, I share my favorite recipe for an electrolyte drink rooted in Ayurvedic principles. Crafted from natural ingredients, it’s easily prepared at home, allowing you to savor the freshness while adjusting the quantities to suit your taste preferences.


– 2 cups of filtered water

– 1 tablespoon of raw honey or maple syrup (for sweetness and minerals)

– 1/4 teaspoon of unrefined sea salt (for electrolytes)

– 1/2 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice (for flavor and vitamin C)

– A pinch of powdered ginger (for digestion)

– A pinch of powdered turmeric (for anti-inflammatory properties)


  1. In a glass or pitcher, combine the filtered water and raw honey or maple syrup. Stir well until the sweetener dissolves.
  2. Add the unrefined sea salt and stir until it’s completely dissolved.
  3. Squeeze the lemon juice into the mixture and stir.
  4. Add a pinch of powdered ginger and turmeric to the mixture. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  5. Taste the drink and adjust the sweetness or tartness by adding more honey/maple syrup or lemon juice if desired.
  6. Pour the electrolyte drink into a glass or bottle and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together.
  7. Shake or stir the drink before consuming, as some settling may occur.

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