According to Ayurveda, one of the key components of vital health is proper digestion. "You are what you digest" is a common phrase heard from Ayurvedic practitioners. If the digestive fire (agni) is not functioning properly, even the healthiest diet will not be assimilated. Next to a person’s current doshic state, strength of agni (digestive fire) is said to be the most important factor in determining health. Agni can be strengthened by adding pungent spices to food (cumin, cayenne), drinking spicy teas (ginger tea) or with the consumption of digestion-boosting beverages such as Lassi, a traditional drink from India, that is commonly taken after meals. Due to its probiotic properties, Lassi is said to improve intestinal flora, cleanse the gut, promote digestion and is recommended if you frequently feel bloated, suffer from constipation, or feel unpleasantly full after meals. People with poor appetite or weak digestive fire can also greatly benefit from Lassi.
For best results, lassi should be drunk regularly in the day, but not in the evenings.
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