The Importance of Six Tastes in Ayurvedic Diet :
Ayurveda recognizes six tastes and it's quite important to have all of these 6 tastes in your diet every day. The six tastes are:
||sugar, honey, rice, pasta, milk,
||lemons, hard cheese, yogurt,
||salt, any salty food.
||chili peppers, cayenne, ginger, any hot spice.
||leafy greens, turmeric, lettuce,
||pomegranate, beans, lentils, etc.
These six tastes are listed in the order they are digested in your body.Sweet gets digested first, that's why it's not a good idea to have a dessert at the end of the meal.
Salad should be taken at the end of the meal.Cravings are often caused by not having all of the six tastes in your daily diet.
Many people often omit the bitter and astringent tastes.When you have something bitter or astringent at the end of a meal, it actually reduces your desire for sweets.