Since diet, along with daily habits, is crucial to the
health of an individual, it must be made clear at the
outset that there is no standard ideal diet for all
people in general. The various factors that need to be
kept in mind while working out the ideal diet for each
person, which will be distinctly different based on
the person’s specific constitutional
characteristics, are as listed below:
The natural qualities of each food.
How those natural qualities can get altered.
The effects of combining foods – proper and
The quantity of food intake.
Individual differences in food intake.
The places & climate where the food is grown,
prepared and consumed.
The effects of the seasons and time of day.
Avoidance of artificial flavors, chemicals,
preservatives and colours.
One other factor that has remained a
matter of great debate worldwide over the ages has been
the vegetarianism vs. non-vegetarianism controversy.
Initially it was common belief that non-vegetarian diet is
superior in that it is full of energetic ingredients and
thus provides more strength and stamina. But now it has
been scientifically established that vegetarian diet is
more natural and useful to human nature.
diet contains cholesterol saturated fatty acids that are
the root cause of diseases as coronary heart problems,
cerebro-vascular accidents (strokes), eye disorders &
high blood pressure. With only about 60% of its contents
useful for human body, the rest 40% contains harmful
toxins. In addition, such diet is usually heavy for the
stomach and produces acidity, which in turn can cause
problems in the gastrointestinal system.
significantly important difference between the two is that
fruits & vegetables (cereals & grains, legumes,
seedy fruits, citrus fruits, carrot, cabbage, celery,
green leafy vegetables, apples, melons, peaches,
pears etc.) are rich in dietary fibers that reduces
incidence of coronary heart diseases, cancer of intestinal
tract, piles, obesity, diabetes, constipation, hiatus
hernia, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, dental
caries and gallstones.
Also many disease causing organisms are
transmitted through and thrive in animal protein –
serious ailments as Encephalopathy and Mad Cow diseases
are caused by Bovine Spongi. Similarly the Salmonella
Typhimurium bacteria can be passed on through consumed
eggs, causing diseases like pneumonia, bronchitis and
Given that the body of non-vegetarian
animals contains 10 times more amount of hydrochloric acid
than that of vegetarian ones, and that the human body
should not be having such a high concentration of
hydrochloric acid, it is reasonable to assume that the
fact human body is basically meant for a vegetarian diet.
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