In the ancient Indian medical science of Ayurveda , the concept of Agni to human metabolism and health is one of the fundamental. In order to be effective digestion, every cell of the body supplied with essential nutrients and toxins from the processing of the incoming food does not remain in the body, a person must be bright Agni fire.
Director of the American Institute of Vedic Sciences, Dr. David Frawley on breakfast prefers to drink a cup of green tea and eat traditional Indian breakfast made from carrots, green peas, flavored with melted butter and spices (cumin, ginger and turmeric). According to him, this breakfast gives you a boost of energy and allows you to keep a clear mind. But before the doctor will proceed to breakfast, he makes a “ritual” to stimulate agni: sinus washes using a neti pot, cleans tongue to remove toxic accumulation, the practice of pranayama, and a few simple asanas.
According to Ayurveda, Agni – a metabolic energy, which helps the body to absorb nutrients, eliminate toxins and decomposition products generate heat, and transform physical matter in a more subtle form of energy that the body requires for viability. In the early days of agni it is quite low, so it is difficult to digest a big breakfast. Ayurvedic practitioners recommend an easily digestible food that nourishes the body, giving him the power, without overloading it.
“If you eat breakfast according to Ayurvedic principles, then you will have a greater amount of energy during the day”, – said Marc Halpern, founder and director of the California College of Ayurveda – “As a result, you will be more productive at work and in other cases” . “If agni is healthy, you have a great energy throughout the day”, – says Vasant Lad physician, founder of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, – “But if Agni is not healthy, you can not move quickly. Energy – is Agni and Agni – the energy. “
Dr. David Frawley recommends for breakfast to eat warm, spicy, easily digestible foods, with an emphasis on porridge and boiled vegetables, and eliminate cold cereals, raw fruits and vegetables, as well as junk food. The balanced breakfast in the morning shall consist of stewed fruit, mixed with porridge and spices. Some spices help ignite agni, for example, such as allspice, basil, black pepper, cardamom, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cloves, fenugreek, fresh ginger, green chili, mustard, nutmeg, rock salt, rosemary and turmeric. On the other hand, there are spices (coriander, fennel, mint), which are slightly cooled agni.
In order to warm up a bit in the morning agni it is recommended to drink herbal tea with cinnamon, cloves, ginger and black pepper, as well as do a little simple pranayama and yoga asanas. These simple steps are beginning to move toxins out of your body and strengthen agni, evoking the feeling of hunger. If you are hungry, your digestive fire is active and you are ready to eat foods. To maintain a healthy agni should refrain from drinking during meals, since water can extinguish the agni. Most importantly, eat slowly, enjoying a wonderful breakfast.