Wellness - Nutrition
Nutrition is an important component of a balanced and healthy lifestyle. At Plantation villa we take this very seriously and believe that in order to make significant changes to our overall wellness, we need to be consuming the right foods, rich in vitamins, nutrients and minerals.
Ayurveda places a high importance on food noting that poor digestion (including assimilation of nutrition and elimination of waste products) is one of the two main causes of all diseases (the other cause being the state of the mind). Therefore, the food we serve is overseen by our team of doctors. They have developed the menus and monitor the kitchen to ensure the meals are nutritionally balanced and in keeping with the Ayurvedic principles. Our meals are vegetarian and gluten and sugar free. Most dishes are vegan and if you have allergies and food intolerances, we can both help you with them and amend our food accordingly.
Ayurvedic food preparation is a complete science of its own, requiring careful consideration of the following factors: Guna (properties or qualities of the food), Rasa (the six tastes), Vipaka (the product of digestion), Virya (the potential of generating heat or cold), Prabhava (unique qualities) and Karma (resulting action in body and mind).
Guests are invited to learn about diet and also on how to cook your favorite meals through cookery demonstrations conducted by our doctors and the kitchen team. Our ‘Farm to Plate Policy’ ensures that the majority of the food that is served to you comes directly from the Plantation own rice paddy field, organic vegetables, fruit, spice and herbs garden.
Free from the artificial preservatives, colourings and pesticides, all meals on site are home made from healthy, fresh ingredients. Anything that is not picked straight from our own organic gardens is sourced locally and ethically so that quality of the food is not compromised. The complete experience encourages a more “hands on” approach to wellness and promotes changes to unhealthy lifestyle choices and habits for good.