Proper way of eating food:
In this chapter lord atreya explains what is the proper way of eating food.
Food which is cooked by clean person with happy mind must only be eaten.
Eating is very important for life. It helps in sustaining a good life. In the same way eating polluted food can cause diseases.
Eating properly and regularly helps in maintaining the digestion power. In other words it helps in maintaining the body's temperature and good health.
Food energizes the mind. It balanced diet helps in maintaining different metlas in the body.
It beneficial for strength color and senses in the body
It you eat too much or too less or wrong way then it can be harmful and it is very important for us to understand how and when a food should be eaten..
Water is helpful in brining moisture in the body. salt helps in clearing the kapha in the body. Honey helps in joining broken elements, clarified butter smoothens. Milks gives life.
Meat increases muscles in the body. Meat soup gives satisfaction and utmost power. Alcohol helps in good digestion.
Curd causes inflammation. Urad daal creates toxins in the intestines. Except anaar and amla every sour food material increases pitta in the body.
Honey, rice, barley and wheat except these every sweet food increase kapha in the body. Except parmal all bitter taste food increase air or Vata in the body.
All spicy food increase vata in the body and decrease semen.