Three Essential Benefits of a Kitchari Cleanse

Gedalia’s Weekly Holistic Tips
Three Essential Benefits of a Kitchari CleanseIn Ayurveda, the junction between seasons is an ideal time for cleansing; both in Spring and Fall. The seasons affect us. A saying in Maharishi Ayurveda, “As is the macrocosm, so is the microcosm, captures an important principle: the outer environment affects our inner state of mind and body. When the weather is hot and humid during Pitta season (July-October), those Pitta qualities of heat build in the body as well. When the air is cool and dry in the Vata season (November-February), we experience more of those qualities inside us.”
Kitchari, a traditional Indian soup made of split mung beans, rice, spices, and vegetables is Ayurveda’s way of cleansing. Unlike raw foods which are harder to digest, Ayurveda focuses on ” Kitchari” an easily digestible food with protein, vegetables, and ghee, rice and spices.

Here are three essential benefits of a kitchari cleanse:1. Split mung beans are known to remove toxins from the GI tract. The pulling action and astringent quality of the mung beans has a pulling effect like a rotor rooter for your intestines. This pulling action is much gentler than a harsh or abrasive scraping action that happens with raw or cold foods, especially raw vegetables. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is said that kitchari liquifies the toxic waste in the body making it easier to eliminate.
2. Kitchari improves “Agni” which is known as metabolism in western terms. When we have strong Agni we foster optimal health of both body and mind. Our ability to digest, absorb and eliminate food depends on strong Agni. Kitchari will stoke that important fire.
3. Unlike a juice fast, kitchari won’t send you on a rollercoaster sugar ride with ups and downs emotionally and physically. Kitchari is a complete protein and is highly nourishing.  Kitchari can be eaten for all three meals on a cleanse along with plenty of water. In this way, you may also lose excess weight. I like to take psyllium husk and Triphala with my kitchari cleanse for added fiber and cleansing action. Kitchari can also be eaten in place of lunch or dinner without a cleanse.

Not familiar with Ayurveda? Read the first of my three series article in Natural Awakenings

* Recipe for Kitchari will be posted in the October issue of Natural Awakenings Article

The Colorado Cleanse out of Denver Colorado is one of the most effective Ayurvedic cleanses in the USA:To sign up for the Colorado cleanse 
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 Basic Lentil Vegetable Soup

One cup brown lentils ( soaked overnight or for one hour in hot water- discard soaking water)
Two Carrots cut up
Two celery stalks cut up
Small potato ( red or yellow yukon, or purple)- can use 1/2 cup rice or noodles instead of potato
Six cups water or vegetable stock
olive oil or ghee ( one Tbsp)
onion cut up
two cloves garlic
one tsp cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
Bay leaf ( one)

Saute’ onion, garlic, spices in olive oil for a few minutes
Add carrots, celery, lentils ( or any other vegetables)
Add water or stock, bay leaf
Bring to boil and reduce heat slightly covered til lentils are done about 35 minutes. Add additional water if gets too thick.
Top with lemon or lime or any herbs you prefer.

Can also be made in a crockpot. And can substitute oregano, rosemary, thyme for a more Italian flavor while adding a little bit of tomato sauce to the soup at the end.

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