Ayurveda By Ayush
5000+ years old Ayurveda says our overall health is determined by what we eat. Ayurveda is a science in -life that signifies health as a balance of dhatus (tissues), doshas, agni (eliminating toxins), and a pleased mind. Food is the prime ingredient to keep all these health indicators balanced.
How are dhatus, agni, and digestion connected?
The digestion process in Ayurveda comprises assimilation, absorption, and elimination. These all revolve around Agni which transforms food into energy, provides nourishment to the dhatus, and works as a support system for the body. If Agni gets diturbed, it starts imbalancing energies and leads to diseases.
There are seven dhatus (tissues) including Rakta (blood), Rasa (plasma), Meda (fat), Mamsa (muscle), Asthi (bone), Majja (bone-marrow) and Shukra (reproductive fluid).
The food we eat first converts into rasa and in the descending order shukra. Everything goes right but it turns wrong when incompatible food (viruddha anna) is consumed. Wrong diet interrupts our metabolism and subsequent tissues do not get ample nourishment.
Which food combinations are bad that we should avoid?
Bad food combinations or viruddha ahara (mismatch of Vipaka, Guna, Virya, Prabhava) may lead to disturbance of agni, poor digestion, ama accumulation, vitiation of dhatus, and channels obstruction. This does not allow you to gain adequate nourishment.
Avoid food combinations, including:
Ayurveda suggests a long list of wrong food combinations. The list can guide you towards bad choices of food. By abandoning these bad combinations, you can avoid fermentation, indigestion, and putrefaction. For more guidance, you can consult a registered Ayurvedic practitioner.
Eat right to live healthy!