Why you should heat your milk

Milk

Ayurvedic tip of the day…
If you are consuming dairy milk, always heat it and add some spices (cinnamon, cardomom, ginger, fennel, etc).
The Reason: In Ayurveda, milk is regarded as Kapha increasing (heavy & sticky). Heating it and adding spices helps to balance this effect.
According to Ayurveda, dairy milk is a highly nutritious and beneficial food, if your body can digest if properly. Otherwise it can cause mucous congestion, inflammation and aggravate many health conditions.
(Try to buy organic, raw or unhomogenised milk and never heat it in a microwave).

To learn more about Ayurvedic nutrition or the medicinal use of spices join one of our seasonal Ayurvedic cooking classes or our Ayurvedic Kitchen medicine class.

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About the author – Doug Hyde

Doug is an Ayurvedic practitionertherapist teacher and the co-owner of Satmya. He was first introduced to Ayurveda in 1998 and has pursued his passion for this ancient science ever since. Read more here