Our life activities, as well as our energy, strength, intelligence, memory, lustre of the skin, etc. depend on food. Modern medicine describes the functions of various components of food items like proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals etc. and the effects of their being deficient or in excess.
Ayurveda describes the effects of various biological properties of food such as cold, hot, warm, heavy and light and their action on the human body. Based on the effects of food on the mind, Ayurveda classifies food into three types – sattvik (Sattva-predominant) food, which promotes good qualities, rajasik (Raja-predominant) food, which stimulates emotions and tamasik (Tama-predominant) food, which results in laziness and lethargy. body. This text elucidates the effect of the taste of food on the body and the mind. It also gives guidelines on how food should be selected after considering its qualities and considering one’s age, constitution, digestive power, etc. It also talks about the right food for each season. By following the guidelines given in this Text, everyone can enjoy a long, healthy, useful and happy life.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this book is meant as an adjunct and/or complement to existing medical and psychological care, and is not intended to replace modern medical diagnosis and treatment. Please consult a physician for proper diagnosis and guidance specific to your case.
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