Fast Food And Ayurveda.
We are what we eat. How much of each dosha our body produces depends on which of the Six Tastes we consume. Well digested food satisfies the body long after the initial rush of pleasure as it nourishes thousands of body cells. Unsatisfactory digestion creates the same secondary dissatisfaction that results from every other cheap thrill; it flatters only to deceive.
The tendency then is to eat again, to experience again that somatic bliss. The more you eat in such a condition the weaker your digestion will become. Fast food developed because the cravings for immediate gratification of the tongue that may arise at any time must be speedily slaked. Fast foods are junk because they are all taste and no nutrition. The eater gets his or her sweet fix with sufficient sour and salty to awaken the taste buds and the digestive organs. The tissues are momentarily taken in by the promise of substantial nutrition, and feel jilted when the sensation is gone.
Junk foods are usually washed down with soft drinks or coffee. Most soft drinks are intensely sweet, and many have caffeine. Coffee is pungent, plus whatever sweet is added with cream and sugar, and is also full of caffeine. Caffeine is a metabolic credit card, which forces the body to secrete enough hormones to keep us functioning until we drop from fatigue. Use of such “credit cards” creates crushing physiological debt. Unfortunately sooner or later all the bills come due. The organism cannot default on its debts and goes on a general strike…… a disease develops.
TODAY’s TIP : “ Everyone in today’s word who wants to be healthy has a personal responsibility to learn as much as possible about health.” Dr. Robert E. Svoboda