The one problem with Urban Vegetarians

Being an Ayurvedic physician , I get a lot of patients from the cities who follow a vegetarian urban diet pattern and are suffering from deficiencies. After seeing their nadi and analyzing their routine , it becomes very easy to conclude that most of them eat wheat (roti/bread) or rice only. this the one problem with urban vegetarians that the diet is based on either one or two grains . and having multi-grain bread or biscuits doesn’t at all compensate for (or even contribute to) the dietary requirement when one is following a strict vegetarian diet. Ayurveda says to have a meal based on a single grain . for eg. dal-rice is ok and so is dal-roti. as all grains have different digestion process so should not be consumed together.

one must eat other grains like barley, bajra and millets like ragi regularly for a balanced diet. ayurveda describes 18 basic dhanya grains and if all are consumed in any random  order . a vegetarian will not have any dietary deficiency.

Oats daliya in the morning, Bajra-khichdi in the morning, Ragi chilla for dinner , is a perfect example of a cosmopolitan grain diet


Published by Dr Tanya Malhotra

Best-seller Ayurvedic Author, I practice Ayurveda to its authentic core, in my daily life , with the food i cook , with the patients i see and with what i live for, this blog is all about the highlights of living an ayurveda life.

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