When Should Be Sweet Eaten Before or After Food?🤔🤔

☘️According to ayurveda eating order of food should be according to taste(rasa) which is- sweet, sour, salt, pungent , bitter and astringent.

☘️ For good health eat food with all 6 tastes. Foods dominant with only one or two taste can be cause of many health problems.

Q-So sweet should be the first thing to eat? 🧐

😅 Yes, opposite to present culture where most of the people eat sweet as a last part of their meal.
👉Ayurveda instructs anything which tastes 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.
👉 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 the oral cavity ) which is also not good for oral health if eaten in last.

Q. So what should be taken in end of meal?🤔

✅Buttermilk which is astringent in taste helps in digestion of food and also cleans mouth. Betel leaf or betel nuts can also be eaten.

Q. And ice-cream??
✅ Never eat ice-cream after food as it is both sweet and cold which is not good for digestive fire.

Published by Dr. Amrita Sharma

I am an ayurvedic practitioner with experience of more than a decade, I have worked with best ayurvedic companies and now with the purpose of reaching out people to make them aware about ayurveda which is not just a system of treatment but a way of living to remain healthy

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