Every meal should contain all six tastes in some proportion, in order to nourish the vital forces of the body.
Ayurvedic dishes are known for their exotic taste, aroma, texture and colors. Dozens of spices, including
cardamom, cloves, turmeric, cinnamon, coriander and ginger enhance nutrition in the food, along with the
taste! Ayurveda recommends only freshly cooked and natural food; there is no substitute for this if one
seeks to live a healthy life. Meals should be timely, in prescribed quantities and made up of wholesome
The water we consume should be warm and preferably boiled with herbs; to enhance the nourishment and easy
digestion of food, along with the right dietary habits. It also important to cultivate a lifestyle that
includes regular physical exercise, as well as relaxation practices, such as self-massage with medicated oils.
Ayurvedic lifestyle means a relaxed self-discipline in one’s approach to life, avoiding anything in excess.
Every principle of diet should be given close attention, in establishing the basis for a long, youthful life.
The right environment in which to take meals is also an important consideration in Ayurvedic lifestyle theory.
One should eat mindfully, with full attention on the food they are eating. Food should be simple, fresh and easily
digestable, containing lot of vegetable and natural spices. Taken in an environment of calm and meditation,
diet can be an effective treatment therapy in itself.