Aahara is Trayopstambha of life as described in Ayurveda (Cha.Su. 11/13). All basic principles are described in Charak Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Ashtanga Sangraha, as well as Ashtanga Hrudaya. In Charaka Samhita (Cha.chi.15), Aahara described in aspect with its properties, Ahara, Dincharya, Ritucharya, Dravdravyavidhi, Annapan vidhiadhyaya. In Sushruta Samhita (Su.Su.46, 47) Dravdravyavidhi & Annapanvidhi guide us about diet by multiple perspectives.
Yogya Aahara means appropriate diet précised in Charakacharya in Sutrasthana 27/349 & in Shri Bhagvat Gita adhyay 6/17. Desh place/surroundings, kaal/time, Sanskar, Koshta etc these are valuable 18 factors that affects digestion. Mind should be settle prasannabhav is important by avoiding irsha,dvesh,raga & lobha. Aahara should be manonukul, good in smell, appearance, & taste. Today’s era what should be eat for healthy life? How? Where? This is also important for digestion. Now a days adulterated, contaminated food consumption occurred unknown route. Several chemical contaminations travel from stage of cultivation to reach to consumer which are giving much hazards for health. Farming, cultivating, processing, marketing, stocking, selling, plastic packing material also contaminated food. Number of examples may be given as milk, vegetables (tomato), fruits like apples; grapes, bananas are highly contaminated by colours and chemicals. We should aware about Aahara. We should eat which is safe for us. Junk food, road breakfast like vadapav, fast food may be highly used with contaminated oil & inferior food quality. Many hotels use palm oil for process which affects worse on healthy body. Everyone must think about improvement of food quality.
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