When you are reading this post, I expect you had understood the basics of incompatibility and its definition as we will be dwelling deeper into this thing.(Read the first post on food incompatibility)
As already said there are 18 types of food incompatibilities which are actually ‘certain conditions’ which downgrades the nature of food from healthy to unhealthy.
So without any further ado, let’s get to them –
- ‘Laws of dieting’ changes with habitat. OK! Answer to yourself. Which drinks will you prefer when you are in Mumbai and when you are in New York? Are they same or of same ‘type’ or of same ‘nature’? They better not be! What made you look the answer to this question ‘quit obvious’ is actually an unknowingly subtle thinking in your brains about good and bad with respect to the environment of these habitats. Just that we need to be as deliberate in the choices of diet as we are thoughtful of drinking habits.
- Intake of cold and dry substances in winter; pungent and hot substance in the summer is against ‘seasonal changes’ which occurs in bodies.
- If your appetite is weak, digestion is low then taking ‘heavy-to-digest’ food items like pizzas, burgers, meat is against your digestion. Similarly, eating less or light food while your digestion is strong is also against your systems.
- Using honey and ghee in same proportion while cooking is contradictory.
- There are some foodstuffs which we are accustomed to and there are some which we are not or rather allergic sometimes. Consuming those is one type of incompatibility.
- Intake of food substances which increases doshas considerably is also a type of virudh aahar. Eg. Curd, yogurt.
- Some cooking processes also can be contradictory, eg. Heating of honey
- Every drug, food item possess an inherent characteristic of being either hot or cold, not concerning with its temperature but actual action on body. It is called as ‘veerya’ by Ayurveda. Taking food items of opposite veerya is harmful. Eg. Milk is of cold veerya while fish is of hot veerya. So consumption of these two at the same time is hazardous.
- Balancing diet is important in certain conditions. Eg. If you had given a lecture in front of large masses, it’s better to drink hot water to alleviate the strain due to speaking, instead of cold or if you have worked too much, exerting yourself, better take diet which is warm, nourishing, fulfilling than dry, pungent and spicy.
- Everybody’s bowel condition is different. Giving mild purgation to a person habitual to hard stools is contrary his bowels and vice versa.
- Ayurveda mentions specific ‘order’ of dieting, going against it is unhealthy. Getting your diet while your bowel and bladder are not clear is contradictory. Even luncheon without hunger is not healthy.
- Having hot water/drinks/diet after pork meat is unhealthy.
- Cold water/diet/drinks after usage of ghee is contradictory.
- Cooking contradiction – eg. Preparation of food with bad or rotten fuel, under-cooking, over-cooking or burning during the process of preparation. Beverages with incomplete fermentation process also come under this category.
- Consumption of milk along with sour-salty foodstuff and along with fruits is unhealthy.
- Palatability is important. Eating any substance which is unpleasant in taste is unable to nourish the mind.
- Eating fruits which are unriped or too much riped, freezed and canned items, foodstuffs which are not fresh is unhealthy.
- Ayurveda specifies the ‘code of dieting’, eg. Eating fresh-warm food, avoiding talks & laughs while taking meals. Not following these rules is also unhealthy. ( I will write a separate post for this topic )
These may sound unscientific to my friends from western countries, but believe me friends these are some of those very basic rules which we tend to neglect and blaming this onto our ‘rushed’ life and then try to compensate this with the ‘supplements’.
I am again saying this, companies mean business not your health. Stop wasting your time and money running after meaningless, supplement inflation while you already possess the gist of all supplements, crux of the concept of health – your diet!
Lastly, mind well, healthy are only those, who ACT!
Any query is welcome. Actually I expect the questions. Better to ask question and get aware than keeping the question unsatisfied into minds!
**Next post – more examples on food incompatibility.
Let All Be Healthy & Happy !