As per the Ayurvedic scriptures related to food by Shushrut, Charak, and Manu, eating food facing the eastern direction provides a long life. It helps in the proper digestion of food, enhances the body’s digestive fire thus enabling a person to be hale and hearty. It is also very important to give importance to the following factors for a healthy eating-
a)The nutritional value of food
b)Cooking techniques and hygiene of food
c)Ingredients used to prepare the food
d)Quantity of food
e)Country and food habit
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