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IP Journal of Nutrition, Metabolism and Health Science


Evolving concept of diet from ethnicity to modernity


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Author Details : Senjuti Saha, Raghubibha Sen*, Rama Das

Volume : 1, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 8-15


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Abstract

“Ahara” is considered to be an important term in Ayurveda and it helps to prevent and manage a wide range of disorders like seeds of barley, wheat, beans are prescribed for diabetes mellitus (madhumeha) etc. The food with incompatible or contradictory qualities has poisonous effect on the body which aggravates various disorders. According to ayurveda there are some dietetic variations according to season, and different tastes also possess specific biological activity affecting physiology and nutritional impact. The recipes for clinical nutrition portrays several form of diets with clinical properties, which certainly play a vital role in prevention and management of diseases.But now our today’s diet is drastically changed. The objectives of this review is to summarize traditional foods and their dietary guidelines which are prescribed in Ayurveda and to investigate how our diet concept transfigure from ethnicity to modernity. This study establishes that to survive from present health maladies we have to take our coumtry’s traditional ayurvedic system which needs to serve as inspiration for today’s society.

Keywords: Seasonal dietetics, Incompatible diet, Interventions, Disease specific diet, Junk food.

How to cite : Saha S , Sen R , Das R , Evolving concept of diet from ethnicity to modernity. J Nutr Metab Health Sci 2018;1(2):8-15

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