From raw radish to red meat: 5 foods you shouldn't eat everyday as per Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, some foods are considered to be "heavy" or "dense" and should not be consumed daily. Here are

Updated on Feb 07, 2023 06:07 PM IST 6 Photos

"Ayurveda firmly believes in the saying that “The food you eat could be the most effective medicine or the slowest form of poison!' One who wants to maintain their health shouldn't consume these foods on regular basis per Ayurveda,” says, Dr. Varalakshmi, Ayurvedic Doctor and Wellness Coach, in her recent Instagram post.(Helena Lopes on Unsplash)

Flat beans: Called as 'Nishpava' in sanskrit. It is heavy, aggravates both vata, pitta and is bad for sperm health and not good for bleeding disorders.(istockphoto)

Red meat: Red meat like beef, pork and lamb are considered heavy to digest and could cause constipation in excess. Consuming too much red meat can also lead to bowel cancer.(Unsplash)


Dried Vegetables: Dried vegetables are considered heavy and difficult to digest. They can aggravate Vata when consumed in excess!(istockphoto)

Raw radish: Radish is a medicinal and potent vegetable per Ayurveda.It has hot potency and balances kapha. Raw radish on the other hand can negatively affect the thyroid functioning and potassium levels in excess!(Jason Leung on Unsplash)