Heavy Vs Light Food

Heavy Vs Light Food:

Light food (Examples): Sastika (Types of Rice), Basmati Rice, Green Mung Beans, Fruit, Barley, Rain Water, Non-Root Vegetables, Ghee (A2-Desi Cow Ghee), Roasted Grain Flour, Meat of Desert Animals or of Active Animals; Meat of Female and Small Animals; Old Grains (at least 1 year old); Food taken in Little Quantity; Salts (Rock or Black); Foods Predominant in Agni and Vayu (Bitter, Pungent); Digestive Stimulants.

Heavy Foods (Examples): Wheat, Dairy (Buffalo Milk-Curd-Cheese), Meat of Domestic, Sedentary and Marshy Animals, Meat of Animals who eat Heavy Foods such as Pig & Buffalo, Meat of male or Big Animals, Fish, Black Gram, Sesame & Nut Oils-Butters, Lotus Tubers, White Sugar, New Grains-Foods, Sugarcane Juice, Dried Vegetable, Rice (at Night specially), Fruits at Night Time, Foods taken in Large Quantity, Foods Predominant in Prithvi and Water & Non-Stimulant of Digestion…These Cause Considerable Derangement of Doshas if Taken Up to Saturation Point.

Creamy, Oily Food, and Other Heavy Stuff like Sweets/Sweet Dish etc. Should be taken at the Beginning of the Meal. Stuff which is Predominantly Sour and Salty should be taken in the Middle of the Meal. Honey Water (Lukewarm) After Food is good to Make Stout Person Lean. Drinking Fluids (Especially Cold Water) after Food should be avoided by those who are Kapha Dominated, Suffering from Diabetes, Inflicted with Wounds, Burns etc.

Taking Very Large Amounts of Light Foods Makes Them Heavy on Digestion. Taking Very Small Amounts of Heavy Foods Makes Them Light on Digestion.

Please Note:

  • Articles which may be taken Stale (Though preferable Avoided): Meat, Salad, Dry Vegetables, Fruits and Hard Eatables,
  • One Should Not Eat Full Amounts of articles such as Curd, Honey, Salt, Roasted Grain Flour or Ghee.
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