There is close relation between the body and food. Every person should take normal and nutritive food. This food provides benefits to all types of minerals of the body.
The person always should take less food than the appetite. Taking less food is useful for the health. A person should take as much food as it may be digested easily.
Pure and natural food provides nourishment, strength and peace to the body soon. It also increases courage, mental and digestive power. Seven minerals (bodily humours) are made by the food. Maharshi Chakra follower of Ayurveda writes that ‘Deho aaharasambhavah viz. the body is made by the food. It has been also told in “upanishad”-
“Ahara shudhdau satvashudhi satva-sudhau
Dhruva smirtiha, smrtilambhe sarvagrantheena vipramokshaha
In other words, taking pure food purifies the vigor. The brain becomes purified and depends on none after purification. After that, emancipation is gotten easily by holy and brain.
Taking heavy food is harmful for the health. Food should be taken in proper appetite because it is beneficial. Food always should be taken peacefully.
A person can remain far from all the diseases by improving his eating habits and food. Therefore, it has been told that food is medicine. The food should be taken for the good health and long life.
The person should take seasonal fruits and vegetables of that country and place wherever he lives because they have grown according to weather and place by the nature.
Our body gets five elements by the food-
Sky element - By temperance
Air element - By vegetables
Fire element - By fruits
Water element - By vegetables
Earth element - By meal
God Shri Krishna describes three types of food in Geeta -
1. Plain (Satvika)
2. royal (rajasi)
3. passionate (tamasi)
1. Plain (Satvika) food-
This type of food increases age, strength, health, love and appear lovely to the mind.
2. Royal (Rajasi) food-
This food is bitter, sour, salty, very hot, pungent and caustic and produces fear and diseases.
3. Passionate (Tamasi) food-
This type of food is half-cooked, juiceless, offensive, stale and impure.