What are the Best Foods to Eat Before an Ayahuasca Experience?

The ayahuasca diet (or dieta) is a traditional part of an ayahuasca experience.

It is a set of dietary and lifestyle rules that many shamans, indigenous communities, and retreat providers recommend you follow before, during, and after ayahuasca ceremonies.

However, the ayahuasca diet can vary depending on the ayahuasca retreat, while some retreats don’t have a clear recommendation to follow it at all.

An Overview Of The Ayahuasca Diet

Ayahuasca-using indigenous tribes in the Amazon basin believe that you need to follow a particular diet if you want to consume ayahuasca.

The mestizo shamans of Peru refer to the ayahuasca diet as the dieta while the Napo Runa of Amazonian Ecuador calls it ayuno, which means “fast” in Spanish.

The ayahuasca diet does not involve complete fasting, but it does involve abstaining from certain foods and activities.

The Ayahuasca Diet: Foods To Avoid

- Dairy - Peanuts - Fermented foods - Soy sauce - Dry sausage - Chocolate - Dried fruit

The Ayahuasca Diet: Beverages To Avoid

- Alcohol (beer, ale, wine) - Any drinks containing caffeine (coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks)

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