K points is our way of making nutrition science simple, and is designed to help guide you to a healthier pattern of everyday eating and lose weight.
The K points system assigns every food and drink a point value - one simple, easy-to-use number based on saturated fat, sugar, and protein, how easy it is to digest, process, and eliminate in the body. It is an arbitrary number that we have devised and assigned to each food.
Foods that are higher in sugar and/or saturated fat are higher in K values, and foods that are higher in lean protein are lower in K values.
K points values are pre-calculated, so when you search for a food, the K value will show up alongside it. Simple!
A: Calorie restricted diets can cause various nutritional deficiencies which exposes the body to various diseases. Low- calorie diet focuses only on calorie value while the K value (or Kapha value) also focuses on how the food gets digested, processed, and eliminated in the body without causing any adverse effects like bloating, constipation, slow metabolism, and weight gain.
The basis of K value is that the K rich foods like banana, potatoes, high sugary foods like ice creams can make the digestive fire weaker, induce toxins, which block the channels in the body, slow down the metabolism and are harder to eliminate from the body. To balance K, one needs to reduce (not eliminate) the amount of K heavy foods from your diet. This way the body does not get deprived of essential nutrients and stays healthier.
For example, one medium-size banana is 105 calories and it is supposed to be a healthy option for weight loss. However. the K value of a banana is high. It can create toxins and block digestion channels and slow down metabolism. So, a banana should be eaten in reduced quantities. Most vegetables however have zero K values so you can eat them plentiful.
Ayurveda means the science of life, in sanskrit. It is a holistic system which enables us to have a healthy balanced life-style. Ayurveda uses a natural approach, herbs, positive mind set, yoga for optimum health.