How Food affect Us: Bhagwad Geeta

Satvik Food is Tasty Food

We the human have been made to believe that say about 200 gm of food that we eat during a day doesn't affect us much, hence we should always rely on supplement and our celebrities endorse these products too such as, a 1o mg of Revital can do wonder for you and you should eat anything and everything and after that you can have gelusil or digene, food affects everything we do, right from our thinking process, to our physical health and our agility, our body can give output only if it has right input. Shri Krishna has beautifully explained in geeta about the same.

Rajsic Food 

Food that is too sour, too much bitter ( it includes neem leaves, whisky and anything i.e. is bitter as they are only good as a medicine, not as a food) , too much salty, too much spicy and overcooked i.e. cooked at a very high temperature and hence looks char, too dry i.e. without any juice are dear to the ones who are under the influence of Rajsic Guna, such food causes sorrow, chaos and disease in ones life. Chapter 17 Verse 9

Eating chapati and bread alone with Jam also come  under this category , why ? Because our body is a brilliant piece of machine better than any Honda Robot, but still everything has a limit, when we feed a loaf of bread which is not having any butter or ghee applied over it our digestive system will not be able to release  the energy from the food as there will be no fuel such as ghee or oil to burn the food, hence we will not be feeling energetic as we know energy is liberated only if we had a combustion of a fuel.

The salt and some form of sugar should also be present in the food as our body absorb the nutrients when it is in the form of combination of salt and sugar, this is the reason that ORS solution are given to patients to make them feel energetic quickly.

Tamsic Food

Food that is half cooked, without any taste, which have a foul smell, stale food and left over of others ( i.e. having saliva of other being) and which have spoiled (due to some reason such as contaminated with cockroaches or any other insect or bacteria) are the food which are prefered by the person who is under tamsic influence. Chapter 17 verse 10 Bhagwad Geeta

Satvik Food

Food that increases a person's age, intellect, strength, immunity, and brings cheerfulness and provide a stable heart which ultimately provides a stable mind should have following characteristics: it should be juicy i.e it should have five taste i.e. Sweet, Salty , bitter,pungent i.e. chili, Sour i.e. something like imli, it should be lubricious i.e. it should have animal fat like ghee or vegetable oil, it should reside in the body for some time (i.e. fibrous ), and it should be acceptable to the body (i.e. it should not cause nausea, dandruff, hair fall bloating, depression, maniac or make you feel shaky etc) & this type of food are preferred by person who are Satvik (i.e. a True Gentleman). Chapter 17 Verse 8   

Here Juicy also implies that the grain should develop some of it own natural juice b'coz flour such as wheat, sorghum or any other are basically kept in storage for long time, for them to be kept in storage for such a long time it is required to keep them dry, hence they doesn't spoil quickly by the microorganism present in air, to make them acceptable to our body we should inhibit life in the flour by fermenting the flours with the help of curd, salt and milk hence generating a natural juice in them and sprouting the pulses.