A Critical Review of the Principles Governing Diet Intake in Ayurveda

Shalini Rai, Rai Vijay Kumar, Kar A C

Abstract


Diet has been given very crucial importance in Ayurveda regarding maintenance of health and causation of diseases. A lot of description about what to eat and how to eat has been given in the texts. This article discusses the rules for deciding the food for an individual and eating the food as given in Ayurveda in the light of scientific knowledge.


Keywords


Ahara, Diet, Rules, Healthy life, Food, Digestion

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