As per Ayurveda, food is supposed to be consumed on fixed time. Our body is not made to eat anything at anytime. This time needs to be in accordance with the timing of JATHARAAGNI.
Jatharaagni is at the highest for 2.5 hours after sunrise
This will depend upon your location. This is the time to have the biggest meal of the day. Its best to have your lunch in this time for maximum benefit. Around noon one can have a lighter meal or juice, fruits, chhaas etc. Evening meal should be had while sun is still out. Once sun sets jatharaagni becomes dormant. Best to have dinner upto 40 minutes before sunset.In the night only a liquid is to be taken. Best is milk.
This is extremely important for patients of diabetes, asthma, vaat ke rog
If you follow this religiously, within 3 months you will find significant improvements in your health. Sugar, cholesterol etc. respond miraculously within 3 months.
Different organs work best at different times of the day
Heart is working hardest 2.5 hrs before Brahma Muhoort. i.e. between 1.30 till about 4am. Maximum heart attacks happen in this duration. Max heart attacks happen in this time duration.
All the heavy foods like stuffed parathaas, sweets etc should be had in the morning meal
What you like best you should eat in the morning. So that you can eat your fill. This will ensure you are mentally satisfied as well as physically. This is of extreme importance. If you are fulfilled with the food you are eating, the Pineal gland will be most active and you will stay healthier as well as happier.
Those who are not mentally satisfied with food that they are eating get many mental/psychological problems in due course of time. Mental tension, depression can be an outcome of this. 27 types of ailments can result out of this.
Breakfast is not needed. It should be replaced by a heavy full meal i.e. lunch
Also, it is not an Indian requirement based on our jal vaayu but is an import from the West. Just 2 generations back all of us used to have the biggest meal first thing in the morning.
Resting After Meals
Must rest lying down on your left side after morning/noon meals
This is very important for Jatharaagni to work well since lying on left side activates the Pingala (soorya) naadi on the right side of the body and this in turn activates the Jatharaagni.
If you are healthy then the moment you start eating food the Soorya Naadi should get activated automatically.
This rest should be between 20 to 40 minutes. Its ok to take a nap if one feels sleepy.
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