CONCEPT OF AHARA (DIET) IN AYURVEDA: A CRITICAL REVIEW
Amit Kumar Gupta1*, Rachna agrawa2, M.S Meena3
*1PG scholar, PG dept. of Sharir Kriya, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India.
2PG scholar, PG dept. of Swasthavritta & Yoga, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India.
3Director, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India.
Ahara is first among the three significant pillars of Ayurveda. It means that it is one of the fundamental principles ahead which gives health, happiness and harmony along with the nature. One should regularly take such substances which are conductive to the preservation of good health and are able of avoid the attacks of sickness. Such type of diet is called naturally healthy diet. Ayurveda is science of life. Main aim of Ayurveda is to maintain health of a person. Ahara plays importance role to achieve this target. In the modern times, the ways in which the food is prepared and presented have changed drastically. Because of the rapid swiftness of life style towards urbanization, one can have less access to fresh food. Today, the dependency on packaged and processed food has also increased exceptionally. It definitely has some destructive effect on both mental and physical well-being. Today Due to consumption of unwholesome diet society facing so many types of disease. Here the concept of Ahara according to Ayurveda is described.Keywords: Ayurveda, Ahara, Diet, Unwholesome.
Dr. Amit Kumar Gupta, PG scholar, PG dept. of sharir kriya, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Mobile: +919166996758