Updated: Jan 27
According to Ayurveda*, the bio energy comprising of the element of Air and Ether ie Vata* is light, cool, and dry in nature and it governs all movement in the body.
One of the seats of Vata is the skin and an aggravated vata could lead to chapped and dry skin.
Home made Almond milk according to Ayurvedic wisdom has the qualities or Gunas of being heavy ,sweet tasting, warming and is an excellent way to balance an aggravated Vata Dosha. A pacified Vata dosha could help issues with dry skin.
It is preferable to make Almond milk at home as the commercially available ones may contain preservatives, thickeners, starches, gums to make us feel that they are rich and creamy but in reality are heavily diluted. Do check the two delicious Almond Milk recipes on our website under the Healthy Recipe section of www.yogaofeating.org An aggravated Vata can surely be helped by home made almond milk but for enhanced benefit and overall health, its best that we live a life according to natures principles and eat an overall healthy plant based diet devoid of processed food and drinks.
*Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of traditional natural healing in the world. Also known as the sister of Yoga, it stresses deeply on nutrition and lifestyle for optimal health. Ayurveda believes that there are three bio energies ie Vata ( Air and Ether Elements), Pitta ( Fire and Water ) and Kapha ( Earth and Water) within the body and their balance or imbalance determines the state of good or ill health .