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Sweet attributes according to Ayurveda

Sweet is composed of the elements earth and water.Madhura means kind,charming,beautiful as well as sweet. Love is also madhura. Sweet flavor calms pitta and vata but increases kapha.When in moderation and balance sweet enhances ojas. Excessive usage of sweet can create imbalance within the doshas. Sweet is the best home for bacteria, fungi and parasites to grow, thus diminishing ones natural healing in excess. In a case where there is An imbalance of the sweet in ones life it may lead to diabetes,high triglycerides,heart issues,brain problems,kidney and pacreas issues.Sweet is nectar but may also be poison,per Dr. Lad.On an emotional note sweet has a natural essence of love and compassion.In over abundance sweet will reflect negative qualities such as attachment,greed and addiction.(page 242-244 chapter 9 Dr.Vasant Lad textbook of Ayurveda volume one)

The qualities of food that are sweet are mostly cooling,oily and heavy.When used in moderation,sweet nourishes the body and brings growth to all seven dhatus. Sweet taste relieves thirst,and proper use gives strength.In excess sweet provokes kapha,and may case colds,congestion,heaviness and obesity. (Page 96 chapter 8 Dr. Vas ant LAd COmplete book of AYurvedic home remedies)

The qualities of sweet are represented by kapha. Tarpaka  kapha is mostly the white matter in our brain. The tarpaka kapha is in the meninges and cerebral spinal fluid,thus nourishing brain cells.This fluid is slightly sweet because of glucose and somewhat salty due to minerals.The sweet and salty taste helps to nourish nerve cells and brings energy to rasa dhatu by way  of the sweet and salty flavor,this creates a feeling of happiness.(pg 74 Chapter 3 Dr.Vas ant LAd textbook of Ayurveda volume one )

The pancreas has a direct connection with regulating blood sugar.The job of the pancreas is to digest the water component of sugar,being sweet taste.Sweet has the elements of kapha ;water and earth. (Chapter 7 page 188 Dr. Vasant Lad textbook of AYurveda volume one)

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