Dr. Abhay Kulkarni

MD (Ayurved)

Dr. Rajashree Kulkarni

MD (Ayurved)

Contents of daily food

  • Rice : 1 year old, Good Quality Rice preferably scented. e.g. Basmati etc. Salt shuold not be used.
  • Roti : Made of good quality wheat, Bajra, Jowar, Corn can also be used occasionally but not regularly.
  • Dal : Moong dal, Tuvar dal, Occasionally ,Can use other dals or Kadhi.
  • Vegetables : Fruit vegetables like Brinjals, parvar, etc. Avoid leafy vegetables.
  • Chutney : Coconut, Sesame or Groundnut chutney along with ginger, garlic, lemon and black paper.
  • Green salad : Cucumber, Tomatoes, Onion, Raddish beet etc.
  • Soups : 1/2 before meals and 1/2 during meals to be taken sip by sip.

Sequence of food

  • soup
  • rice / sweets
  • chutney
  • salad
  • kadhi
  • pickle
  • dal
  • roti
  • vegetables

Unhealthy food combinations

Those which offer change in taste but are not healthy.
Unique concept of Ayurveda.
Foods,which are healthy if used singly, become unhealthy in combination with others.

Some regularly consumed unhealthy combinations:

  • Milk + Banana
  • Milk + Rice + Sault
  • Milk + Lemon = Chees, Panir
  • Milk + Curd + Rice
  • Milk + Khichadi
  • Milk + Roti
  • Milk/ Butter + Tomatoes
  • Milk Shake
  • Fruit Salad
  • Vegetables + Butter

These even if consumed regularly do not seem to cause problems immediately due to a condition called OOKSATMYA.

If you eat RESULT
Very dry food Dry skin ,Dry joints, Low immunity, Early aging.
Excess liquids oils Frequent cold, Cough, Diabetes, Obesity.
Very saulty Diseseases of Skin and Eye.
Very sour Skin diseases, Early aging.
Very cold Tastelessness, Heavyness of body.
Too much sweet Obesity, Diabetes, Heart diseases, Lazyness.

 Diet is classified in different groups

  • Water Properties of different types of water.
  • Sugar Properties of Sugar, Jaggery, etc.
  • Milk products Properties of Milk, Curd, Buttermilk, Ghee, etc.
  • Grains Properties of types of grains avd pulses.
  • Vegetables Properties of types of vegetables.
  • Meat Properties of meat of all animals.
  • Fruits Properties of all fruits.
  • Spices Properties of all spices.

Always eat :

Wheat, Rice, Amla, Raw Raddish, Moong, Parvar, Sugar, Cows Ghee, Milk, Honey, Black resins,Pomgranate, Mineral salt, Triphala and Divya jala.

Always avoid :

Curd, Fish, Paneer, Cheese, Salty, Sour sustances, Dry and cold foods, Fried and stale food.

How to eat food?

  • Always eat fresh cooked, warm food Complete and easy digestion.
  • Do change outside clothes before meals.
  • Sit (dont stand) in comfortable position and in one place (dont roam).
  • Dont seat in hall or on bed while eating.
  • Concentrate only on food dont read or watch T.V. while eating.
  • Fix and follow the timings of lunch dinner.
  • Dont eat cold, refrigerated, rewarmed, stale or half cooked food.
  • Dont eat very fast or very slow.
  • Drink water during meals only or 2 hrs. after meals.
  • Drink warm water in winter and cold water in summer.
  • The quantity of food should be such that it will easily move and mix in the stomach along with sufficient water.
  • Dont eat anything for at least 3 hours after meals to facilitat complete digestion of previous food.
  • This period should not exceed beyond 6 hours.
  • Dos Donts after meals.
  • Wash your hands and put the wet hands on your eyes.
  • Sit quietly in a comfortable position for at least five minutes.
  • Tambul sevan :Chewing of Pan with katechu, bettlenut powder, elaichi, clove, jaifal, saunf etc.(no tobacco and chuna. ) Digestive and other properties.
  • Be in a comfortable environment, listen to music, do light work.
  • Take a brisk walk of at least 100 steps.
  • Do not sleep or over work after meals.
  • Avoid liquids after meals for about 1 hour.
  • Avoid travelling immediately after meals.

Reasons which affect digestion.

  • Excessive intake of water.
  • Irregular diet habits.
  • Improper food.
  • Suppressing of natural Urges like that of passing urine etc.
  • Altering sleep timings.
  • Irregular meal timings.
  • Psychological disturbances.
  • Feelings like fear, anger, tensions, stress, sorrow, jealousy, greed, discontentment etc.
  • Lack of concentration while eating.

Diet : Some important considerations

While deciding the diet for a person Prakruti, Agni, Season, Area, and Liking these factors are to be taken into consideration.
We should take our diet very seriously and should never make any compromise or should never eat irresponsibly.
Diet is the most important and major factor regarding health.
Always remember.

We are what we eat.
Almost 80% of the diseases we suffer, are due to improper diet dietary habits.
Proper diet is the best medicine.
Cooking is for easy digestion and better assimilation of food.
Passing urine cleaning bowels before meals is a good healthy habit.
We should make changes in our diet according to climate, the area we live and work in, our digestive capacity, condition of our body, diseases if any etc.
While deciding the diet for a person Prakruti, Agni, Season, Area, and Liking these factors are to be taken into consideration.
We should take our diet very seriously and should never make any compromise or should never eat irresponsibly.
Diet is the most important and major factor regarding health.