In nature creatures live healthy because they eat the right food and don’t have many choices. When it comes to man taking pride in civilization even if you give him shit decorated he will happily eat it without any qualms.
Now, look how the stupid man gets his food.
Because man’s intelligence blossomed in the wrong way his senses which should have been his tool to identify food went into disuse. Hence we can see now people mix mashing their food according to their stupidity. In case if you consume incompatible foods it will affect your dhatus/ tissues and cause problems not only for you but for your unborn children as well.
It is said that it is best to consume one food item in a meal as it is simple for the brain to do what is needed. If you consume three or more items, it will be CONFUSING FOR THE BRAIN and DIGESTION SLOWS and CAUSES ILLNESS. First Lets look at the Principles involved in identifying incompatible food.
PRINCIPLES OF INCOMPATIBILITY
(1) Food having opposing qualities.
Food is divided into ones having hot potency/ ushna virya and cold potency / shita virya/ When you mix them together it becomes incompatible. Opposing food is eaten only in special cases. Eg. meat with ice cream.
(2) Food having similar qualities.
When similar quality food is eaten it increases a particular dosha and becomes incompatible. Eg. fish with radish.
(3) Food with Opposing multiple qualities
If food with multiple qualities is taken it is incompatible. Eg. consuming equal quantities of honey and ghee.
(4) Incompatibility in processing
In the process of food processing/ cooking its original quality changes and is not recommended. Eg. heating honey and curd.
(5) Incompatibility in Time of Intake
A day according to ayurveda is divided into three. Kapha time (6 AM to 10 AM, 6 PM to 10 PM); Pitta time ( 10 AM to 2 PM, 10 PM to 2 AM); Vata time (2 PM to 6 PM, 2 AM to 6 AM). Now the problem is when you eat food having similar quality of a dosha at the dosha time. Eg. eating kapha food at kapha time is incompatible. Eating curds or sweets at night.
CURE FOR INCOMPATIBILITY PROBLEMS
See a GOOD AYURVEDA DOCTOR.
WHO WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY INCOMPATIBLE FOODS
People who are young, strong, have good digestive power; people who are used to taking such food in small quantities for a long time.
Now, Ayurveda says about 18 types of INCOMPATIBILITY and i dont think they teach this at FOOD SCIENCE COURSES.
INCOMPATIBLE FOOD COMBINATION / VIRUDDHA AHAR
(1) Desha Viruddha/ Region Incompatible
Taking dry substances in desert areas, eating high fatty food in cold areas and so on. That food should only be eaten which is found there. In my previous post i mentioned food within a radius which can be covered by foot in a day.
(2) Kala Viruddha/ Time and season incompatibility
Means eating wrong food at the wrong season or during the day. Eg. eating cold food at night.
(3) Agni Viruddha/ Digestive power incompatiblity
Eating heave food when you have less digestive power. Eating less food when you have more power and so on.
(4) Matra Viruddha/ Food taken in wrong quantities
Intake of ghee and honey in equal quantities.
(5) Satmya Viruddha/ habituation incompatibility
A person eating spicy food who is habitually used to sweet food. In present world people trying new foods. Today eating beef, tomorrow salads, and fish, the day after.
(6) Dosha Viruddha/ Against your body constitution
A kapha person eating kapha food.
(7) Samskara Viruddha/ Preparation related incompatibility
Sour food cooked in aluminium vessel and so on. It becomes poisonous.
(8) Veerya Viruddha/ Food potency incompatibility
Eating hot and cold potency food together. Eating ice creams after biriyani.
(9) Koshta Viruddha/ Bowel movement specific incompatibility
Purgative of small dose given to a constipated person and so on.
(10) Krama Viruddha/ Eating Order specific incompatibility
eating before going to toilet, eating when he does not have hunger, drinking water immediately before and after meals.
(11) Parihaar Viruddha/ Prescription specific incompatibility
Consumption of those substances which are against things which relieve the symptoms. Drinking water immediately after consuming tea and so on.
(12) Avastha Viruddha/ Stage specific incompatibility
Consumption of food against your body’s condition. Eating vata (gas forming) good after sex and so on.
(13) Upachara Viruddha/ Treatment specific incompatibility
Eating cold food after taking ghee and so on.
(14) Paka Viruddha ( Cooking related incompatibility)
Under cooking, over cooking, using wrong fuel, using wrong method like microwave.
(15) Samyoga Viruddha (Combination incompatibility
Taking sour substances with milk.
(16) Hrudaya Viruddha/ Palatibility or distaste incompatibility
eating food of unpleasant taste.
(17) Sampat Viruddha/ Richness of quality
Eating things which are not having their proper qualitities. Eating food thatis under mature, over mature, rotten and so on.
(18) Vidhi Viruddha/ Against rules of eating
eating food in public spaces and so on.
GENERAL FOOD COMPATIBILITY
Proteins (best eaten separately) (pulses) best with Veggies.Nuts can be had separately.
Our daily protein requirement is 1 gram per kg of body weight. 50 kilo person should consume 50 grams of protein daily.
Carbohydrates best with veggies. with fats ok.
Vegetables either separately or with carbohydrates or proteins.
Fruits are best eaten separately. Dont combine different fruits in a meal.
A FOOD COMBINING CHART
HOW TO CHANGE TO A RIGHT DIET
It is very common to find people eating incompatible foods and if they want to change to a right diet please observe the following. Changing to the right way of eating should be done very slowly. Eating right once a week, then twice a week and so on. If you jump into new ways body will reject it. So take your time and make the shift.
HEALTH IS YOUR DEFAULT STATE PLEASE DON’T RUIN IT!
IMPORTANT: My intention is to lead people to understand what they eat through personally experimenting with foods or studying ayurveda.
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