Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Eat Right For A Healthy Life


Our diet is an essential factor for the formation of our body. It is clearly mentioned in an Ayurvedic classic 'Charak Samhita' that consuming improper diet in improper way is the main cause of 'Disease'.

According to 'Charak Samhita -"An appropriate and suitable diet in a disease is equivalent to hundred drugs and any quantity of drug hardly compares to good results in disease without following proper dietetic regimen"

Ayurvedic has mentioned following principles for living full span of life with perfect health.

Diet should be regulated taking into account the 'Desha'(territory), 'Kala' (Season as well as time of the day) etc. On should be in a habit of taking all six 'Rasa' (tastes) in order to prevent nutritional deficiency disorders.

Time of consuming food : A person should take meal only when he feels hungry. Lunch should be taken early between 12 and 1P.M. this coincides with the peak Pitta period, Pitta is responsible for the digestion. Ayurveda recommends that the lunch should be the largest meal of the day. The supper should be lesser and lighter than lunch

Quantity of food : Generally half of the capacity of stomach should be filled with solids, th with liquids and rest kept empty for the free movements of body humors.

Sequence of consuming food :Madhur (sweet) rasa food like fruits are advisable to take in the bigining of meal, food with Amla and Lavana (sour and salty) rasa in the middle and Katu,Tikta,Kashay (bitter ,astringent and pungent) foods should be taken at the end of meal

Method of consuming food :

* Wash the face hands and feet before meal. Dine in an isolated neat and clean place in pleasant environment with the affectionate persons in sitting position.

* Food should be taken after complete digestion of previous one.

* Hard items should be consumed in the beginning followed by soft and liquids subsequently.

* Few sips of water is advised now and then while taking meal.

* Heavy substances are contraindicated after meals and should be avoided

* Consumption of excessive hot food leads to weakness. Cold and dry food leads to delayed digestion. Intake of food prepared by giving extra

heat leads to 'Glani'. Hence consumption of such food should be avoided

Incompatible Food (Viruddha ahara):

Milk followed by fruits and vice versa.

Soar substance along with milk.

Milk with salt, horse gram, green gram & cow gram

Wheat preparations in gingelly oil(Tila taila)

Hot drinks after alcohol, curd or honey.

Cold and hot substances together

Banana with curd and butter milk

Chicken with curd

Ghee kept in bronze vessel

Radish with jaggery

Fish with jaggery or sugar

Jingelly seeds with kanjika.

Use of incompatible food leads to skin disorders, Gastro intestinal .Disorders , anaemia, leucoderma hyperacidity impotence etc. hence should be avoided.

General Rules about food consumption :

Walk a while after meal to help digestion

No travelling, exercise or sexual intercourse within one hour after meal.

Avoid meals when thirsty and water while hungry.

Avoid meals after exertion

Avoid meals when you are having no appetite.

Don't suppress the appetite as it leads to body pain, anorexia, lassitude, vertigo and general debility

Don't suppress the thirst as it leads to general debility, giddiness and heart diseases.

Consumption of the fresh, acceptable, easily available and compatible food with various nutrients is a key to lead a healthy life.

About The Author

Dr. Shashikant Patwardhan is practicing as 'Ayurvedic Consultant' for last 25 years at the city -Sangli , Maharashtra -India.

He has done his graduation in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery [B.A.M&S] and post graduate Fellowship of Faculty of Ayurvedic Medicine [F.F.A.M.] From Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Pune University , India, during the years 1970-1976.

He is a chief editor and Ayurvedic Consultant of a 'Comprehensive website on Ayurveda - http://www.ayurveda-foryou.com

He is an author of many books on Ayurveda and is first to publish them in ebook format. He has written ebooks like - Ayurvedic Cure of Diabetes , Home Remedies in Ayurveda , Treat Common Diseases with Ayurveda & Yoga , Ayurvedic Principles Revealed.

He regularly writes articles on various topics in Ayurveda in Ayurvedic health magazines and alternative medicine sites.

editor@ayurveda-foryou.com


MORE RESOURCES:

Federal study shows improvement in school meal nutrition over last 14 years
Anniston Star
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week released a report showing improvement in school meal nutrition in the last 14 years, due in part to more stringent federal standards. Anniston school officials say they're compliant with those ...



Sioux Falls Argus Leader

School lunch nutrition standards may expire this month
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack warned Tuesday Congress risks taking a “step back” if it fails to renew and strengthen school nutrition programs set to expire at the end of this month. “It's important for Congress not to take a step back,” Vilsack ...
USDA makes play for child nutrition ahead of Congress' returnFarm Futures
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Encourages Congress to Reauthorize Strong ...USDA.gov (press release)

all 14 news articles »


USDA.gov (press release) (blog)

School Embraces Nutrition Standards to the Culinary Delight of Its Students
USDA.gov (press release) (blog)
It sounds like a dish from a five star restaurant, but it's just one of many recipes registered dietitian and director of nutrition services Jenn Gerard offers students for lunch in her California school district. Learn how Monterey Peninsula Schools ...



Journal Times

Quinn on Nutrition: As school begins, tips to help kids eat right
Journal Times
My morning commute to work is suddenly filled with big yellow buses and cars darting through traffic to drop off kids at school. Yep, the school year is here once again. This is also Kids Eat Right Month, an ongoing initiative of the Academy of ...

and more »


Wichita Eagle

Make kids' snacks nutrition boosters, not busters
Wichita Eagle
Smart snacking can actually fill a nutritional void and keep the mind alert for homework. So rather than give your child free reign of their snack options, consider how you might help them pack the biggest punch (nutrition) into the smallest package ...



Mathieu Center hosts nutrition programs
Valley Breeze
PAWTUCKET - The Leon Mathieu Senior Center and Blackstone Health Inc. co-sponsor free nutrition education programs for adults age 55 and older at the center's 420 Main St. location. Free one-on-one nutrition counseling appointments are offered with ...



USDA.gov (press release) (blog)

Team Up Training Fosters Healthier Schools, Empowers School Nutrition ...
USDA.gov (press release) (blog)
The following guest blog highlights the success story of one of our nation's school nutrition change agents. As a recent participant and lead mentor in USDA's Team Up for School Nutrition Success Initiative, Richard Miles provided best practices and ...



John Rosemond: Can Better Nutrition Cure ADHD?
Hartford Courant
In America, the go-to guy on ADHD is Dr. Russell Barkley, whose impressive credentials include psychologist, clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina and author of several books. In an online course on ADHD, Dr ...

and more »


Forbes

How Even Subtle Changes In Food And Nutrition Labels Exert Power Over Consumer ...
Forbes
The wars over food labeling are intense and getting more so. Should there be labels identifying genetically-modified ingredients? Given the mounting evidence that health risks of sugar are worse than generally thought even five years ago, the FDA wants ...



UCSF Awarded Funds to Launch Nutrition and Obesity Research Center
UCSF News Services
Obesity is a growing global epidemic and a major factor that contributes to several leading causes of death in the United States, such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer. UC San Francisco was recently awarded federal funds to launch a ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.