After The Cleanse
Ayurveda always follows purification with rejuvenation. A purifying lifestyle and diet like the one prescribed here is intended to create a fresh, clear quality within our minds and bodies.
During the rejuvenation phase we have a chance to nourish and strengthen the positive changes we have initiated in our lives by carefully choosing foods and activities that will serve us most. Check out the suggestions for how to do this on the Spring Renewal home page. Generally speaking we recommend that you continue to drink the digestive tea, slowly reintroduce a wider variety of whole foods, and to continue to get enough rest. You can also continue to take triphala if you find that it helps regulate your elimination patterns. Below is a general guideline for how to add foods back into your diet during the first week of the rejuvenation phase.
Day 1: Stay with Kitchari and add in some nuts and seeds.
Day 2: Other vegetables, grains, legumes, and natural sweeteners
Day 3: Fruits
Day 4: Dairy
Day 5: Dairy and other non-vegetarian foods if appropriate
Day 6-7: Small amounts of sweets and caffeinated beverages
“Spices and Vices”: Spicy foods and fried foods, tobacco, alcohol, and recreational drugs are not recommended for at least a week after you finish your cleanse.