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The Six Tastes of Ayurveda and their Essential Role on our Health

tonguetasteAccording to Ayurveda, we have access to six different tastes in our food, drinks and herbal medicine.  These tastes include Sweet, Sour, Salty, Pungent (spicy), Bitter and Astringent.  It is vital for our health that we get a balance of each taste in our daily diet and specifically each meal.  Why is it so important to get all of these flavors in our diet?  Each flavor possesses different properties, actions and health benefits while also playing an essential role in the digestive process.    Continue reading »

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