Food is the basic requirement of the life. It can be considered as the most required thing for the life. Food provides with the essential energy for the functioning of the body and acts as nutrition. There are many possible types of food habitats in the world. Some are of herbivorous type as they eat vegetables and grains and cereals etc and do not eat any form of flesh or non vegetarian items. Some are non vegetarian food eaters as they have the food consumption in the form of flesh of chicken, mutton and fish etc as well. Non vegetarians are habitual for both types of food habits as they eat vegetables, grains and cereals with flesh. With such food habits, people get their regular supply of nutrition and energy. Each food item has its specific amount of which it should be eaten. More of that amount may cause some trouble in digestion. Normally very few people know about the specific amount of the food one should consume. That is the reason why one must follow specific way of eating the food in which the amount and procedure of consumption need to be understood and should make it like a habit.
Normal eating habits
The meal should consist of all possible six tasted elements of the food. It should also contain the food of various types like solid, semisolid and liquid. It should neither be very hot and spicy nor should be very sweet. No single taste should be extra in amount more often. It should never be heated again and again and should be eaten fresh. It is also required to take the meal in the form of supper, lunch and dinner at proper timings. It is recommended that the food should be consumed at every four hours so that adequate amount of strength is received by the body and the stomach should never be empty to be filled with gases.
It should be noted that one should not eat stomach full amount of food. The amount of food should be less than the maximum consumption. Less food consumed helps digestive fire to gain some strength hence the process of digestion is done with good quality hence the amount should always be less than ability of consumption irrespective of the food being heavy or light for digestion. It is considered that food, heavy for digestion should be consumed half the amount of stomach full and food, light for digestion should be consumed with keeping some space in the stomach. The amount which can be easily digested by the body is considered as the adequate amount of food.
Effects of adverse food habits
Food eaten less than the adequate amount do not provide the body with strength, nutrition and energy and it can cause some diseases in the body as well. Food eaten more than the adequate amount makes it difficult for the digestive fire to digest it and can cause some serious disorders related with digestive system of the body.
Undigested food can constrict the digestive system on both the sides and by diminishing digestive fire can cause discomfort. It is also possible to have vomiting and lose motions at a time in such case as well. In this case the food do not get digested, do not move upward like in vomiting and downwards like as a lose motion. This can be with pain in the abdomen. Here one can experience gaseous stomach, giddiness, tremors and stiffness etc as well. It is also possible to have the disorders like fever, lose motions, burning sensation in the body, excessive thirst and unconsciousness. Vomiting, heaviness of the body and watering of mouth can also accompany these symptoms.
If all such symptoms are due to excessive eating of food, then the best remedy for such disorder is to fast for some days or have some herbal medicines digestive in nature which can increase the digestive fire and restore the strength of it with helping it in the process of digestion. Herbal medicines such as black pepper, ginger powder, fennel seed, dill seed and bishopâs weed etc can be useful as a digestive.
Even though it is possible to restore the strength of digestive fire and the process of digestion, at the same time disorders caused by the improper way of food habits, one should always try to follow the proper way of food consumption so that the body should get the necessary nutrition, strength and energy for good functioning and better life.
Ideal food habits
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