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Sapna Mukherjee
March 15, 2014

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?

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  • Suki  / March 15, 2014
    Answered by 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

    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. What you eat should / will depend on which food serves your health and energy needs best? And, what can you digest? Your Ayurvedic practitioner will guide you with detail in this area.

     

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  • Suhana  / March 15, 2014
    Answered by 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.

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