Concept Of Diet In Ayurved -3
I have enriched your knowledge of diet with six tastes and ten basic food groups. You must be improving and enjoying your healthy life.
Now I am going to satisfy your quest for more wisdom about diet.
Ayurveda describes diet on the principles of properties of food that is unique gift of ayurved to us. In nature, some substances are heavier than others while some are lighter than others, some substances are hotter than others while some are colder than others, some substances are oilier than others while some are drier than others and some substances stand in between these two extremes. A similar pattern of properties are seen in the food that you eat. According to their properties, they affect proper growth of children and balanced nourishment of adults.
Hot substances: Good for Vat &Kaph, bad for Pit.
e.g.: Black Gram Dal, Red Gram Dal, Sesame, Mustard Oil, Tea, Coffee, Alcohol, Smoking, Caffeine, Chocolate, Fried Food, Pineapple, Ginger, Garlic, Chillies, Spices, Lemon, etc.
Cold substances: Good for Pit, bad for Vat &Kaph.
e.g.: Amla, Orange, Coconut Water, Pomegranate, Cucumber, Rose, Sandal wood, Rice, Green Gram Dal, chilled water, etc.
Heavy substances: Good for Vat, bad for Kaph& weak Pit.
e.g.:Black Gram Dal, Buffalo’s Milk, Banana, Fried Food, Sweets, Curd, Meat, Wheat, etc.
Light substances: Good for Kaph& weak Pit, bad for Vat.
e.g.:Green Gram Dal, Rice, Cow’s Milk, Goat’s Milk, etc.
Oily substances: Good for Vat & Pit, bad for Kaph.
E.g.: Ghee, Mustard Oil, Coconut Oil, Sesame Oil, Dry Fruits, etc.
Dry substances: Good for Kaph, bad for Vat & Pit.
e.g.: Pea, Maize, Bengal Gram, Ginger, Garlic, Spicy Food, Vegetables, Salad, etc.
To have the best health energy, you take nutrition from six tastes, ten food groups and six group of properties compatible with your medical personality and metabolism.