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


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you so much, its so good of you to take out time for help us all

    1. It is my pleasure to spread the info

  2. Madhu Prabhakar says:

    What grain is Ragi???

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