Nutritious Food

Why what we eat is very important to remain healthy?

The foods we eat maintain our body. Every part of the body gets nutrition from the food we eat.

Every food we eat has 4 qualities i.e. rasa (taste), guna (attributes), virya (potency), and vipaka (post-digestive effect). (Source – The Science of Ayurveda)

Our body is made up of Dosha, Dhatu, and Mala.

Three Doshas are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.  Our health is dependent on the equilibrium of these three Doshas.

The food we eat either balance or imbalance these Doshas.

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Malnutrition is not a problem only with the poor people. Every one of us is malnourished. Some lack protein, some vitamin/s, some calcium, some minerals. Most of our chronic diseases are the result of our malnutrition.

This is the reason the food we eat should nourish our body. The food without nutrition is creating pressure on the body organs. Over the period of time, this malnutrition creates disease.

It is not only about the physical food, it is also about our mental food. News, information, content wrong/fake and negative whatever we consume impacts our thinking and influences our health.   

Be very cautious about what you eat and more choosy about what your mind eats. Usually, we are careful about our food but we are careless about the food of our mind.

“To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”  William Londen

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