Diet in Diseases According to Ayurveda

Learn what you should eat and what you should not eat in disease and health condition according to Ayurveda.

In Ayurveda diet is most important factor in treatment of any disease and health condition. Here are some information you can use to select your foods according to your disease and health condition.

Diet in Albuminuria

Albumin is a type of protein that is normally found in the blood. Your body needs this protein. It should be is you blood not in your urine. When you have albumin (protein) in your urine, it is called “albuminuria” or “proteinuria, it is caused by Kidney disease.

In albuminuria (disease of the kidneys) give green vegetables, mung dal water, barley water, salads, cauliflower, turnip, whey, sago, rice, bread of wheat, bajra, joar.

Do not give salt, meat, proteins, sugar, sweets, spicy foods, pickles, potatoes, peas, cheese, alcohol.

Diet in Anaemia

Anaemia is a condition in which the blood doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells. There  are several types of anemia caused by different factors. Symptoms may include fatigue, skin pallor, shortness of breath, light-headedness, dizziness or a fast heartbeat.

Treatment depends on the underlying causes of anemia. Iron supplements can be used for iron deficiency. Vitamin B supplements may be used for low vitamin levels etc but diet is most important.

In anaemia give tomatoes, mung dal, wheat, bajra, joar, barley, vegetables, mangoes, grapes, amalaka, banana, milk, whev. cream, butter.

Diet For Constipation

Constipation means having a hard, greasy, dry bowel motion (faeces) that is difficult to pass. It may cause straining, pain and discomfort. Constipation can refer to either very slow movement of food residues through the colon (slow transit constipation) or difficulty passing bowel movements after they reach the rectum (outlet dysfunction). The specific symptoms of constipation are listed below. Common symptoms are Straining, Hard or lumpy stools, Feeling that there is a blockage in the rectum that prevents bowel movements from passing, Having to press around the anal opening and Less than three bowel movements per week

In constipation give barley, wheat, cabbage, salads, plenty of vegetables, spinach, apples, figs, prunes, dates, oranges, grapes, bananas, milk. Do not drink tea, eat pastry, cheese etc.

Diet for Diabetes

Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugars to build up in your blood.

In diabetes take cream, butter, milk, cheese, nuts of all kinds, lemons and oranges in moderation, Take mung, green vegetables, cabbages, cauliflower, tomatoes, bread made of Bengal gram and wheat or barley (misre rottie), cucumber.

Do not take sugar and starch in any form, rice, sago, vermicelli, arrowroot, com flower, barley, potatoes, peas, pastry and puddings of all kinds.

Diet in Diarrhoea

Diarrhea is the passage of loose or watery stools at least 3 times in a 24- hour period. However, it is the consistency of the stools rather than the number that is most important. Acute diarrhea may be caused by different viruses, bacteria, and parasites.

In diarrhoea take barley water, whey, rice water, mung water, buttermilk, rice and buttermilk.

Do not take pulses, green vegetables, potatoes and fruits, all solid foods, sweetmeats.

Read More Diet for diarrhea

Diet for Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia refers to upper abdominal symptoms usually following intake of food, which appear to arise from an abnormality in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Dyspepsia is a symptom and not a diagnosis.

Symptoms may last for decades (even lifetime) and remissions and relapses are common.
Symptoms of dyspepsia are due to diseases of stomach – duodenum and include: abdominal pain above umbilicus, retrosternal burning, regurgitation, belching (or eructation), abdominal distension (fullness), nausea, vomiting (occasional), early satiety after meals.

In dyspepsia take mung, barley bread, rice, sago, potatoes, green vegetables and fruits in small quantities, milk, butter, ghee in moderation, oranges, prunes, whey, barley water, buttermilk.

Do not take pastry, sweetmeats, thick pulses, icecream, all starchy and sugary foods, unripe fruits, uncooked vegetables, acid fruits, etc.

Diet for Fevers

FEVER(Pyrexia) Is an elevation of body temperature above the normal circadian range (daily variation) as a result of a change in the thermoregulatory center located in the anterior hypothalamus and pre-optic area (i.e. an increase in the hypothalamic set point of 37 C) due to infection, metabolic derangements or increased cell destruction.

Give orange juice, mung water, conjee in fevers. Milk should not be given for 7 days. Do not give ghee, pulses, sweets, heavy foods, solids.

Diet for Gout

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that may sometimes be called gouty arthritis. Gout develops in some people who have high levels of uric acid in their body and bloodstream (a condition called hyperuricemia). When uric acid builds up in the joints, it can form needlelike crystals. This can cause inflammation and sudden and severe pain, as well as stiffness, tenderness, redness, warmth and swelling.

The pain may last hours or weeks and make it difficult to perform daily activities. The build-up of uric acid can look like lumps under the skin, called tophi. It can also collect in the kidneys and cause kidney stones (small, hard deposits).

Take all fresh vegetables, rice, sago, fresh ripe fruits, wheat, bajra, joar, potatoes, salads, milk, milk puddings, lime juice freely diluted. In small quantities take tomatoes, beans, peas and other pulses, butter, ghee, cheese.

Do not take rich foods, animal foods, pastries, jellies, confection, all acid fruits, all liquors.

Also read Kaishore Guggulu For Gout Ingredients Dosage and Other Information

Diet for Obesity

Globally, there are more than 1 billion overweight adults, at least 300 million of them obese. Obesity and overweight pose a major risk for chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke, and certain forms of cancer. The key causes are increased consumption of energy-dense foods high in saturated fats and sugars, and reduced physical activity.

Take wheat, bajra, joar, mung water, butter in moderation, milk, grapes, oranges, green vegetables such as cabbages, spinach (palak), tomatoes.

Do not take ghee, pastry, sweets, too much rice, too much sugar, thick pulses.

Diet for Rheumatism

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease. It causes joints to swell and can result in pain, stiffness, and progressive loss of function. In addition to joint pain and stiffness, people with RA may also have symptoms such as weight loss, low-grade fever, and fatigue.

RA often affects pairs of joints (both hands, both feet, etc) and can affect more than one joint, including the small joints in the wrists and hands. Over time, other joints can be affected such as shoulders, elbows, knees, feet, and ankles.

During the stage of fever and joint inflammation take fluids only such as diluted milk, mung water, fruit jellies. When the febrile stage is over, take milk, mung water and vegetables.

Fifteen days after the temperature has returned to normal, take bread, rice, green vegetables, milk, mung water.

Do not eat pastry, sweets, pumpkin, black gram, alcohol.

Diet for Typhoid Fever

Typhoid (cloudy) fever is a systemic infection, caused mainly by Salmonella typhi found only in man. It is characterized by a continuous fever for 3-4 weeks, relative bradycardia, with involvement of lymphoid tissue and considerable constitutional symptoms. In western countries, the disease has been brought very close to eradication levels.

During the febrile stage, fluids only—glucose water, barley water or rice water, pure water— should be given.

Do not give solid food for some days even when the temperature has become normal.

Also Read Best 5 Ayurvedic Medicines for typhoid

One Comment

  1. Amazing post that focuses on recovering oneself from a certain disease or health condition with the help of suggested diet. Diet always plays the most important role in preventing and also for curing any disease. This blog contains important information about all the dietary needs required to fight against many diseases which is commendable.

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