Eating order of food should be according to taste – sweet, sour, salt, pungent , bitter and astringent.
- For good health eat food with all 6 taste .
Q- Sweet should be first thing to eat?
A. Yes. Anything which taste sweet should be eaten first as they are dominated by earth and water elements which are heavy by nature and due to it they are heavy to digest, at starting of meal digestive strength is maximum which helps to digest sweet tasting food( sugar,rice,wheat etc) easily.
In India we have tradition also to serve sweet first , by eating sweet at the end of meal reduces digestive fire ,cause slow metabolism which is the main cause of many diseases including obesity , thyroid gland disorders, PCOS etc.
- Sweet taste also has property of mukha upalep( coating) which is also not good for oral health if eaten in last.
Q. So what should be taken in end of meal?
A. Buttermilk which is astringent in taste helps in digestion of food and also clean mouth. Betel leaf or nut can also be eaten.