It is state more or less spoiled artificial additives, with preservatives
etc which is not at all useful to nourish either body or mind. These include
alcohol, tobacco and fermented food such a vinegar, canned food preserved
Diet containing insecticides, emulsifiers, artificial coloring and other
The food which has been left their essence & which has been processed a
Energy & vitality are almost absent in such foods and hence he becomes
sluggish and diseases of degeneration and accumulation of excessive matter
are likely to occur like obesity, arthritis etc.
When food is spoiled its chemical structure breaks down and because of
the acidity that results some nutrients are destroyed. Rather then being
useful, they may break down into products which cannot be used by the body
but must be excreted. In the mean time, they are under circulation and act
as irritants to the nervous system as well as to other cells, tissues and
organ. Eating Tamsic food makes one less alert.
Ayurveda believes that right food is the best medicine. As vital power of
the food is the greatest curative power.
According to Ayurveda and yoga, food is responsible for the individual's
physical, mental and spiritual development. Since food is the source of
vitality, errors in diet will cause disorders. This is why we should be
aware of the properties of the food we eat.