You will be surprised - Ayurvedic food is both healthy and delicious!
According to Ayurveda, the diet of an individual plays an important complementary role in the Ayurvedic treatment. Therefore, after the diagnosis of the health status, each guest will be prescribed a diet consistent with the physician’s diagnosis and the recommended treatment.
The food, which is of six main tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent) and many sub tastes, has been mentioned in classicbooks about Ayurveda, some of them up to 5000 years old, along with the food’s characteristic properties: Guna (property), Virya (potency), Vipaka (post digestive effect) and Prabhava (special attributes).
As a result, Ayurveda food has a very important role at Barberyn Ayurveda resorts. This doesn't mean a strict regime of bland, tasteless or bitter vegetarian dishes, prescribed by physicians. On the contrary, our Ayurveda kitchen is one of our greatest assets, and the dishes our cooks prepare will surprise and delight you every day of your stay!
At breakfast, you'll find a buffet with fresh fruit, fruit juices, herbal soups, home-baked breads & cookies, as well as a selection of Sri Lankan breakfast dishes. For lunch, we offer a wide selection of mild fish, vegetable and herbal curries, arranged in a beautiful buffet. In the evening, we serve you a set vegetarian menu with a fish option. On Saturdays we celebrate “Sri Lankan night” with an extended buffet – our chefs prepare typical local dishes right in front of your eyes.
In Ayurveda, there are many classifications for food and beverages –depending on taste- properties, depending on the body’s ability to digest and metabolize food, beneficial in specific disease conditions, depending on seasons to consume specific food etc. As we consider all these aspect at the same time, a conscious attempt is made to include all tastes in every meal - in specific combinations for each individual.
We serve fresh vegetables, fruit and also fish. We do not serve meat or alcohol.
At Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts, you will always find an Ayurvedic doctor or dietician at hand during meal times. He/she will advise you on the suitability of specific vegetables, herbs and spices and help you select/avoid dishes according to your prescribed treatment. Your personal herbal elixir and the instructions from the doctors at the health centre will be on your individual table.
This care and attention to diet is unique to Barberyn Ayurveda resorts.
The food is considered as the Prana (life sustaining energy) for human beings, that is why you should eat every meal consciously experiencing the aroma-taste -its pleasant warmth and mouth watering sensations.