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Kick Drug Addiction With These Foods Recommendations from Ayurveda

Dependency on any substance causes excess dryness and lightness in the body and mind. Combat the effects of addiction with these foods!


  • Any kind of addiction is caused by an imbalances in all three doshas.

  • Eating the right foods can help you in your path to recovery.

  • They reduce the lightness and dryness caused by substance abuse, replacing it with warm, heavy, and oily qualities.

According to Ayurveda, addiction is caused by an imbalance in our doshas. An excess of Vata causes anxiety, excess pitta births hot temper, while an aggravated kapha leads to lethargy. It is when we opt for drugs, alcohol, or tobacco to deal with these stresses that an addiction is born.

Once formed, an addiction is hard to kick. However, there are some foods that can help you balance the imbalance of the doshas and give your body the nourishment it needs to overcome addiction. The main goal of these foods is to reduce the excess lightness and dryness that is caused by abusing any substance. All of these foods are great because they carry the warm, heavy and oily qualities that nourish the shrotas (channels) of the body and mind.

Foods to Eat while Fighting Addiction

  • Increase consumption of dairy products such as milk, ghee and butter.

  • Naturally sweets fruits like bananas, mangoes, pineapples, papayas and coconuts, and sweeteners like gur (jaggery). Avoid Honey.

  • Opt for grains like wheat, rice, oats and buckwheat.

  • Boost your digestion with spices like saunf (fennel), elaichi (cardamom), haldi (turmeric), ajwain (carom seeds) and dhaniya (coriander).

  • Eat mung beans and sprouts.

  • Eat starchy vegetables such as potatoes.

  • Go nuts with nuts like badaam (almonds), akhrot (walnuts), and kaaju (cashew nuts).

For more advice on how to kick the habit, consult a Jiva doctor today. You can dial 0129-4040404 from your mobile phone or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in the Jiva Health App.

To Know more , talk to a Jiva doctor. Dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor
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