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Agni: The Digestive Fire

Food plays a big role in the Ayurvedic lifestyle.  There are three parts to the digestive process: digestion, assimilation, and elimination of food.  When our digestion is efficient, the rest follows more easily, so we get the optimal benefit from our food.  When our digestion is strong, our immune system is strong.  Here are some guidelines to help boost our agni and improve our digestion:
-Sit down while eating.
-Do not read or watch TV while eating, focus on the food.
-Eat at approximately the same times every day.
-Stop eating before you are completely full.
-Allow three to six hours between meals for digestion.
-Avoid ice-cold food and beverages.
-Sit quietly for a few minutes after eating.

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