Ayurveda is the ancient science of life. Food is a prime requirement of every living organism. So in Ayurveda, it is considered as one of the Upasthambha along with Nidra and Brahmacharya. One should consume a diet in proper quantity and according to methods prescribed in Samhitas and Agni bala1.The balanced diet is necessary for the body and all of its systems to function properly. It will help to maintain a healthy weight and to develop immunity. It will provide energy and good sleep. Good nutrition is an important part of a leading healthy lifestyle.
According to modern science, a balanced diet that contains the proper proportions of Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins, Minerals, and Water necessary to maintain good health2. However, in Ayurveda, they have mentioned in terms of Ashta Aahar Vidhi Visheshayaytan, Aahar Vidhi. Vidhan. According to Charak, the life of all living things is food. Good Complexion, good voice, happiness, satisfaction, growth, strength, and intelligence all are dependent on food.
3. Y. G. Joshi, Charak Samhita,Vol 1st,2009,Vaidyamitra Prakashan, Pune Cha.Su.5/82
4. Y.G. Joshi, Charak Samhita,Vol 1st,2009, Vaidyamitra Prakashan, Pune (Cha.Su.27/344)
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