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Eat Feel Fresh by Deepak Chopra, Sahara Rose Ketabi

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Qualities of Food

Ayurveda is focused on the sensation each food creates in your body. The more in touch we are with the effects of each food on our bodies, the more we can create a balanced diet for our bodies’ specific needs.

guided by gunas

Ayurveda teaches that there are ten pairs of food qualities used to describe all foods. These qualities are called gunas, and they can be thought of as the sensation or energy that food brings to the body. The gunas are grouped in opposing pairs that balance one another, such as heavy and light or hot and cold. Considering the gunas allows us to counterbalance our environmental and internal states by consuming foods with the opposite qualities.

For example, if you are in a hot and dry desert, what your ...

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