One common question that doctors are always presented with is,"why did I catch such a disease when no one else in my family had"?
We need to understand that although there are many factors contributing to diseases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension, infertility, obesity, etc., but the common key to these is the way we eat our food.
Nutritionists have long known that ‘you are what you eat’ is not just an expression. Recent studies suggest that what you eat affects you and sometimes even your children and grandchildren.
Along with healthy diet, Ayurveda also tells the ideal way to take it too. These steps are not going to charge any price from you but a little modification. Here are few of them:
1. USHNA aahar- "garma garma pakore.... aur tiffin ka thanda khana" what you choose exactly because it increases salivation in us similarly when we are having freshly prepare food on our table increases appetite, tastes and improves our digestive power too.
2. Snigdha aahar - "tadke wali daal....effect we all can feel"
Apart from ghee and oil, snigdha guna can be added by other sources too. Sharing one of my experiences - it was during my post graduation time that I had severe cracked heels. Despite trying various OTC ointments, my cracked heels did not heal. I consulted my guru and he simply asked me to add rice in my diet. In just a few days, my cracked heels were gone. You can try this too.
Matravat - the desired quantity. Ayurveda explains, one should not eat meals till contentment (full stomach), for instance if you divide the stomach into three parts grossly – 1 part should be for solid foods like roti, rice, bread, veggies/meat. 1 part for liquids which can include dals, buttermilk, soups and water, etc. And the last part should be left empty.
Jeerne- eat after complete digestion of previous meal. For example, if you continue to eat if after you are stomach feels full, it will result in pain, discomfort or nausea. What to do in such a situation? It's best to give rest to your stomach and let it be free and happy.
"As you invest your money in L.I.C. and other policies, similarly adopt eating rules wisely to make your's and your future generations healthy."