In Ayurveda, the quality, type, and frequency of one’s food are primarily responsible for his health. The food affects an individual physically, mentally, and spiritually. Ancient Ayurveda has a well-organised account of various food’s benefits and harms. In this account, foods are bifurcated characteristically. The characterisation clearly indicates which foods are beneficial or harmful for a particular body type, ailment, lifestyle, and behaviour. As such, a good food is generally easy to digest and high on nutrients. Keeping that rich Ayuvedic knowledge in mind, I have curated a list of the 5 most important things prescribed by Ayurveda to keep our digestive system in order.
Mixing food types: When it comes to mixing different food types, Ayurveda is very permissive. However, there are few combinations, which Ayurveda discommends:
- Avoid eating dairy products including yoghurt with citrus fruits like lemon or orange.
- Melons should be eaten alone
- Don’t mix fruits for maximum nutrition