If you don’t want a fast-paced life, you will stick to a slower pace, but it will elongate the digestion time.
If you ever faced:
Physical signs and symptoms like
Emotional signs and symptoms like
- Foggy mind (inability to remember)
- Lethargy (feeling sleepy or fatigued)
- Feeling stuck
These signs tell you that you have an imbalanced kapha. This is a typicle kapha digestion whether this is your dominant constitution or not.
We received an email from a regular reader:
I hope you guys are doing great!
I’m John from the U.S., working as a web agency. From the past month, I am facing slow digestion that continues for more than enough. I got help from professionals but didn’t get any
I am worried about the stress, and dizziness that occurs due to the slow digestion. I often don’t eat for an entire day, and it is disturbing my performance at work. I just stumbled upon your
blog and found some useful information about the complexity I am going through.
I look forward to your suggestions about the slow digestion cure.
John has an imbalanced Kapha. Balanced Kapha is responsible for stability, substance, lubrication, and support of our body parts.
Imbalanced Kapha predicts ill-functioning and contributes to time taking digestion processes.
A NATURAL SOLUTION
Studies made by ayurvedic experts resulted in finding Kapha-Pacifying foods with their multiple benefits:
Vegetables that favor kapha are generally bitter, pungent, and astringent (drying). Vegetables with mixed tastes are also recommended.
Unlike cooked vegetables that were favorable for Vata, raw veggies are pacifying for kapha. Veggies like Beet Greens, Bell Peppers, Artichoke, and Corn favorable. Common veggies to avoid are
Olives, Parsnips, Cucumber, Sweet Potatoes, etc.
Grains that favor kapha are dry, rough, and light. You can consume grains as long as they’re not heavy, dense, or moist. Experts suggest Millet, Amaranth, Barley, Corn, Crackers, Durham Flour,
and other similar grains to the ones that are a victim of kapha’s slow digestion.
Contrary to it, if you take Oats, Pasta, Pancakes, Wheat, Rice, Yeasted Bread, and other heavy grains, you can’t avoid the slow digestion problems.
Any fruit that is astringent (drying) and mildly sweet is favorable for Kapha. Fruits that are exceptionally sweet or sour (like grapes or oranges) are not suggested for Kapha balance. Fruit
juices are kapha pacifying only if they’re consumed at least one hour after or 30 mins earlier.
Apples, Applesauce, Berries, Cherries, Lemons, Limes, etc. are some of the favorite fruits for Kapha. All these fruits help in easy digestion, while dry fruits like Dates, Kiwi, Papaya, etc. are
yet to be avoided.
If you recognize these signs and symptoms then I advise you to read my blog on How to decrease your Kapha
If these aren't your signs and symptoms but you do have tummy related troubles than you might want to look at our other blogs about digestive troubles