Showing posts with label Cholesterol. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cholesterol. Show all posts

Ayurvedic Recipe for Balancing Cholesterol


High cholesterol is produced by increased kapha dosha and a disruption of the meda dhatu, or fat tissue, according to Ayurveda. Keeping cholesterol in control requires balancing kapha and maintaining a healthy meda dhatu.

Cholesterol, a lipid produced by the liver, is required for optimal body function, but too much can block arteries. Excess kapha dosha and an excessively fatty diet are common causes of high cholesterol.

Following Ayurvedic diet guidelines and exercising regularly to counterbalance kapha's static and dense features with vata's mobility can keep kapha dosha in control.


Bitter greens can help you cut through kapha's heavy, sticky, and greasy properties in your diet. Season sautéed greens with a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lime juice; the sharpness and acidity will help to minimise kapha. This is a wonderful and kapha-reducing side dish for any dinner.


Ingredients—serves 1

• 2 large handfuls of a mixture

of shredded greens, such as kale,

mustard greens, spinach, chard,

and fenugreek leaves

• 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced

• 1 small red chile, finely sliced

• 11⁄2 tsp in total of equal parts

fenugreek, fennel, cumin, coriander,

and mustard seeds

• 1

⁄2 tsp turmeric powder

• 1 tsp organic ghee

• Pinch of rock salt

• Squeeze of lime juice



Fry the garlic for a few seconds in the ghee, then add the chile and spices before adding the greens. Mix well and cook for a few minutes. Toss the greens with the salt and lime juice on a serving platter.

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