Eat Meals At Fixed Times
In Ayurveda, the development of healthy daily routines and habits is a key contributor to overall quality of life. One of these routines is eating your meals at fixed times daily. Ideally, breakfast is to be consumed between 7 am and 9 am. Lunch between 12 pm and 2 pm. And dinner between 6 pm and 8 pm, with no snacking in between meals, if possible. These are approximate windows based on the assumption that you need three meals a day. Not everyone does or should. In fact, eating fewer meals and fasting from time to time is encouraged by many Ayurvedic doctors. Two more points about lunch and dinner: lunch should ideally be the largest meal of the day because the body's digestive fire tends to be strongest between 10 am and 2 pm. Dinner should be light and ideally consumed at least 1-2 hours before bed, for ease of digestion. In Ayurveda, the quality of our digestion is a key determinant of our overall state of health. Eat well. Eat clean. Eat fresh. Eat at fixed times. Eat in a way that supports good digestion. That's the Ayruvedic approach to diet in a nutshell.
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