🤔Why we crave for sweet and heavy food in winter?? and is it ok to have them??

❄️In India, winter season time  lots of traditional sweets are prepared like different kinds of laddoos, halwa, chikkis etc😋

❄️ But now as  people become more ‘health conscious’ and think that these foods are heavy and may cause weight gain, then why our ancestors use to prepare these special seasonal recipes ??

❄️Actually these recipes are in  accordance to the requirement of our body to balance the seasonal effects and changes.

❄️It’s OK to crave more sweet stuff during the winter time, It’s not you, it’s your srotas(body channels) !!! Because here’s what happens when the weather gets cold or very cold:
👉Just like low temperatures slow down and shrink the elements in nature like water freezes just so it shrinks the physical channels( srotas) in our bodies.

👉When our channels constrict, things slow down, circulation is blocked or slowed down and vata gets stuck and goes up making you crave heavy sweet stuff.

👉In addition, metabolic fluids also get slowed down and gets stuck and you feel more hungry and crave for more sweet heavy  stuff.

👉So it’s not just ok but it’s important to eat more sweet and heavy foods, including sweets in order to help pacify vata and also feed agni in our body. In absence of proper food body tissues get damaged.

👉But the trick is to eat the healthy  stuff – not the chocolate bars, or the heavy cold vata aggravating foods.

👉 If you eat un-intelligent food, chances are your body will not be able to process it and you will make ama – toxic bi-products. And then  you’ll get a miserable cold.

👉So it’s important to eat balanced food according to season as per ayurvedic .

Also read Ayurvedic winter season diet and lifestyle to stay healthy.

❄️During winter it is actually recommended to have sweet, sour and salt taste food as they balance vata.

🤔What sweet and heavy food one can have?
❄️Eat what is traditionally prepared in your region in winter season.

🤔So won’t they cause weight gain?

👉Remember Ayurveda also  recommends heavy exercise️律 and oil massage in winter season along with sweet heavy food so if you are eating or want to eat sweet seasonal delicacies then one must do 30-60 minutes rigorous exercise in morning.

Published by Dr. Amrita Sharma

I am an ayurvedic practitioner with experience of more than a decade, I have worked with best ayurvedic companies and now with the purpose of reaching out people to make them aware about ayurveda which is not just a system of treatment but a way of living to remain healthy

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