To digest food the stomach turns everything we eat into a sauce. Making sauce from dried oatmeal takes alot of juice. Where does your stomach get the juice? Quite literally the stomach sucks the juice from your blood. That’s why, in Ayurveda, granola bars are vampires.
How juicy is your blood?
The amount of gastric juice you produce depends upon the volume of fluids in your blood. Vata people have less fluids which means their glands, including stomach glands, are less juicy. Dry glands are also why Vata gets dry skin. Kapha people, on the other hand, tend to have too much juice in their blood. That’s why Kapha people are susceptible to edema.
Snacking on Granola
Granola is a great snack food for Kapha because it sucks out the juice from their blood. But when Vata people eat too much granola they don’t have the juice to digest it. Then the granola bar ferments and turns into gas & toxicity. Trick or treat? Toxic blood makes the nervous system behave as if possessed – almost like you’ve bitten by a vampire.
The solution for Vata is to make oatmeal from granola bars. Grab your favorite mug and a granola bar from the pantry. Then fill the mug with hot water. Wait ten minutes and you’ll get a juicy sauce and a great halloween treat! Or, enjoy our favorite treat online Granola with Almonds, Dates, Ghee, Coconut & Cinnamon.
About John Joseph:
John Joseph Immel is director and founder of Joyful Belly, an Ayurvedic digestion clinic and the leading website on Ayurvedic dieting. He is a faculty member at the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism, director of Ayurveda for Yoga Spirit Studios, and writes for the Light on Ayurveda Journal.
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