Food Déjà vu

Have u ever noticed, how during a visit to a certain place, or during the tough/emotional times, the first thing that brings comfort is food? Is it the food flavor that we are missing or simple hunger, or is it something else that helps us relive the pleasant memories? Déjà vu?

Some aromas remind you of the time that you spent at your grandparents’ home. A cooker whistle takes you back in time, reminding you of the treats made just for you by your mother. Freshly brewed coffee in a cozy restaurant with a beautiful view, tastes incomplete; is that an ingredient missing, or is it your partners’ company that you are striving for?

The ice cream tasted so much better when you had to fight for it with your siblings. The simplest chocolate flavor from your childhood tastes so much better than the recent Coco bar you bought, cause the former reminds you how special you are to your daddy.

Having a pint of beer with colleagues reminds you of your friends and the good times.

There are so many memories attached to food that are comforting. Some dishes, no matter how perfectly presented, don’t seem appetizing as they bring the nostalgia of unpleasant times in our life.

Too much for a coincidence, right?

Charaka Samhita an ancient Ayurvedic text states that a living being is made up of the food that it consumes, the same food can also cause diseases if not prepared or consumed well.

Ayurveda believes that the right process of cooking not just involves fresh ingredients and spices, but also includes the impact of utensils used and the emotions while cooking. The right process can make food medicinal, which provides the required energy to rejuvenate the body.

Read more for 10 principles underlying the Wholesome Diet and its intake.

Roopashree Sharma

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