Are You Satisfied?

Experiment with Flavours!

In Ayurveda, they say that to feel completely satisfied with a meal, you need to experiment the full spectrum of flavours: sweet, salty, sour, pungent (spicy), bitter and astringent.

Everyone knows very well what sweet, sour and salty tastes like but what about the other flavours you can add, to make  each meal a satisfying one.

Pungent taste includes ginger, peppers, onions, mint & peppermint, cinnamon and all spicy food.

Astringent taste is found in beans, peas, lentils, as well as berries, figs and green tea. Also in coffee.

Bitter includes all green and yellow vegetables.

Complete your meals with bitter leaves such as watercress, escarole, radicchio and endives. Add some chicory to stimulate digestion and a few leaves of dandelion, liver’s best friend.

Also remember: dairy products, grains and bread are Sweet, citrus fruits, some berries and tomatoes are Sour, and there is Salt in almost everything, so if you have to add it, choose a good salt, unrefined with mineral traces, such as Maldon salt, sea salt, or even Fleur de sel.

I know it sounds a bit strange, but try it and see by yourselves!

It works for me!