35-39,chapter 8, Sutra stana, Ashtanga Hridaya

Ayurveda has formulated a diet plan according to the tridoshas that are present  in the human body. Tridoshas in Ayurveda are three doshas namely Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These doshas depict the balance in the constituents of food we consume. According to Tridoshas, some foods show the positive effect and the same foods can show a negative effect .

In this page, we will be understand the factors that contribute to a healthy diet plan as per Ayurveda such as timely intake of food, clean, pleasing and should be unctuous, light and hot. It should contain six tastes – madhura(sweet), amla(sour), lavana(salt), katu(pungent),tikta(bitter) and kashaya(astringent) in the respective order.

Ayurveda explains the how the food is to be prepared, the constituents, the method with which it is to be consumed and the precautions to be followed to lead a healthy life.