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September 02, 2007

Food, glorious food

I can't go much further into Ayurveda without mentioning diet. I say diet in the true sense of the word. My old house-mate is a dietician, and emphatically reminds us that a diet is anything and everything you eat. A diet is not the new years resolution you make after a decadent and extravagant silly season. It's not your best intentions or a fad in a magazine, it's not starvation and deprivation, in fact it's not a not at all. It's a positive:

Your diet is what you actually put in your mouth, every day of your life.

Which brings me to the good bit. What you put in your mouth should be nothing less than sensational. Food should appeal to the very centre of your being, it should smell good, look good, and most of all taste good. If all six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent) are present in your food you will leave the table feeling completely satisfied.

So enjoy what you eat, and eat what you enjoy. Trust your body, it's the best, most personalised medical advice you'll ever get!

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