6 eating rules as per Ayurveda
Maintaining good health involves a variety of factors, including what you eat and how you eat. Here are 6 Ayurvedic principles that can help you to stay healthy.
All living beings need to eat a balanced diet and consume nutritious foods. One of the oldest systems of medicine in the world is Ayurveda. The ancient medicinal system looks at enhancing quality of life in people. The primary method of promoting physical and mental health in Ayurveda has historically been nutrition.
In addition to the food you consume, Ayurvedic principles also encourage good eating habits. All living things require a healthy diet and a diet that includes wholesome foods, therefore it's important to understand what foods work best for your body in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. (Also read: Ayurveda expert on rules to consume nuts, dos and don'ts, best time to eat)
In an interview with HT lifestyle, Dr. Vaishali, MD Ayurveda and founder of Vedamrit, suggested 6 eating rules to follow as per Ayurveda.
Always eat between 70 and 80 percent of your appetite to leave room for the meal to mix well and continue to digest. Always abide by the 70-30 rule, which states that 70% of your stomach should be filled and 30% should be empty.
Lunch must be the heaviest meal of the day, since digestive fire and human body mimics movement of sun therefore you must eat well in lunch.
Late night dinners is a big no. As our body prepares to rest at night our digestion process gets slower. This increases the likelihood that the calories will be stored as fat. Therefore, avoid eating before going to bed. Try to have your lunch 2-3 hours before hitting the bad.
Reheating your food is not advisable according to Ayurveda. Avoid stale food and reheating your food again and again. Food made in the day, if taken at night is still fine but the food from fridge to burner to stomach in not advisable. Prefer eating freshly cooked food.
Keeping a fast is preferable if you frequently get indigestion. If you feel that your previous food isn't fully digested and you are still getting burps of the same, please skip a meal and drink warm water with dry ginger.