Why Do We Consume Food?
We need food for our daily needs. Food provides us with the energy to work. On the other hand, food eaten at the right time and in the right amount is beneficial. According to Ayurveda, there are some foods that we should avoid while eating dinner. Our digestive system is at its weakest at night, and by not eating properly, we give rise to toxins in the body.
Food Consumption Procedure by Ayurveda?
Our body needs nutrients to thrive in the world. All of the nutrients that our bodies require to function properly are found in foods. According to Ayurveda, there are three stages of digestion that must be completed after eating food. Every person has their own dosha type, so we have to eat according to our doshas.
- The Vata dosha is by nature cool, dry, light, and rough.
- Pitta dosha tends towards hot, oily, light, and sharp qualities.
- The Kapha dosha manifests itself as heavy, cool, oily, and smooth.
Why eat carefully at Night?
At night, our digestive fire (Agni) is at its lowest. Food that has not been properly digested can produce toxins. The cause of obesity and weight gain is this, which is referred to as an “AMA.” Long-term effects include diabetes and skin disorders, digestive problems, and hormonal imbalances.
According to Ayurveda, the following foods should not be consumed at night:
- Curd– It stimulates Pitta and Kapha. So, it is beneficial to replace it with buttermilk.
- Raw Salads– Raw salads are cold, dry and boring. But our health is more important than taste.
- Dessert- These foods are very tasty, but increase mucous in our body.
- Wheat – By eating wheat, we increase the toxicity in our body because it takes a very long time to digest.