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Dietary directives for longevity of life-Ayurvedic perspective

Author Affiliations

  • 1Late Vd. P. G. Nanal department of Ayurveda and Yoga, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune, India

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 11, Issue (2), Pages 16-19, August,28 (2023)


Ayurveda is a holistic science which maintains harmony between body, mind and soul. Promotion of Health, increasing the life span and curing the illness of diseased person is the main aim of Ayurveda. In present era, unhealthy diet and changing lifestyle are main factors which influence susceptibility to many diseases. This ancient science mainly focuses on food as it believes that wholesome food nourishes the body as well as mind. Food is one of the key pillars (Upasthambha) of life. It is not just the quantity or quality of food that determines the maintenance of health but also the way of consuming food. The digestion, absorption, and assimilation of food are complex procedures where physical, physiological, social, and emotional factors play a critical role. For achieving complete benefits of food, one should follow some rules which are mentioned in Ayurveda, i.e. the dietary rules which have been titled as Ahara Vidhi Vidhan. Due to various unhealthy practices of taking food, the physical as well as mental strength of body is deteriorating. So, Ayurvedic dietary guidelines should be followed for maintenance of health. On this background present article focuses on dietary directives in Ayurveda which is beneficial for health restoration in an individual.


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