A mono-diet of kitchery is recommended during your Pancha Karma program as well as essential restrictions on cold drinks, cold food, caffeine, white sugar, recreational drugs or alcohol and dairy
products all substances which should not be resumed (if at all) until some time after Pancha Karma is completed.
Kitchery is a seasoned mixture of rice and mung dal, and is basic to the Ayurvedic way of life. During your Pancha Karma, you will be provided with a special diet of kitchery (a rice and mung dal dish). The kitchery mono-diet has a
de-detoxifying action, is nutritious and easy to digest.
Print out the kitchery recipe because you will be responsible for providing your own food during your preparation phase and after your Pancha Karma program.
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The reason for this diet is that during the cleansing process the digestive fire (agni) needs to rest. Also, as toxins move back into the gastrointestinal tract, the power of digestion is further slowed. Kitchery will provide adequate nourishment, is very easy to digest, nourishes all the tissues of the body, is excellent for de-aging of cells and assists in the detoxification and cleansing process. Kitchery is a seasoned mixture of rice and mung dal, and is basic to the Ayurvedic way of life. Basmati rice and mung dal both have the qualities of being sweet and cooling with a sweet aftertaste. Together they create a balanced food; an excellent protein combination that is tridoshic (good for all