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Food and the Doshas

Food plays a major role in health. The qualities of the diet influence the balance of Doshas in our physiology. Food can be warm or cold, heavy or light, taken in large or small quantities, etc. But if we are interested in having a general principle to know which particular foods to favor in our diet, we need to understand the Ayurvedic concept of taste (Rasa). Ayurveda describes six Rasas. Rasa is known from the initial contact with the senses, primarily via the tongue