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Do I need to be vegetarian to follow Ayurveda?
I want to follow an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Do I have to be a vegetarian to do that?Like
- Suki /
No not at all. Ayurveda recommends foods that are ideal for your body and mind and not as per any ‘ism’. While Ayurveda sings praises of a healthy seasonal vegetarian diet; it similarly prescribes meats of several animals, fishes and birds.... more
- Suhana /
Ayurvedic tradition does indeed suggest following a vegetarian diet, but the reason for this isn’t because of any dogmatic ideal but because animal protein has very low water content and is therefore difficult to digest.