In Ayurveda, the practice of taking food is considered an important aspect of maintaining health and preventing disease. It emphasizes the importance of consuming wholesome, nourishing foods that are well-digested and balanced in terms of their taste, energy, and effect on the body. The diet is customized to an individual’s unique constitution, or “dosha”, to support their physical and mental well-being.
Ayurveda also stresses the importance of eating in a mindful and relaxed state, avoiding overeating, and consuming meals at regular times. It suggests that the food be chewed well and the digestive process be given adequate time and attention. In addition to the type and quantity of food, the way it is prepared and combined is also considered important in Ayurveda.
The Ayurvedic approach to food emphasizes balance, individualization, and mindful consumption to support overall health and well-being.
– Written by Dr. Manju Prasad M K, B.A.M.S., M.D. (Ayurveda), for AyuRythm