Food must be eaten in measured quantities. It must be very pure. The food should not be overly hot, it should not have cooled down too much (very cold food should be avoided). Savoring the taste, fill the stomach with such food until it is half full. After this, leave a quarter of the stomach for water and leave the rest empty to allow for movement of air.
For example, one who normally has the capacity to eat 1/4 measure of food, should eat 1/8 measure of food and leave the rest of the stomach as mentioned above. For whom there is neither excess nor less of sleep, food and activity for him alone it is possible to attain the state of yoga.
Food that can be eaten
Old thin cooked rice, wheat roti or poori, halwa, white or green corn roti, moong dal, urad dal, green plaintain, plantain flower, banana stem, tender eggplant, spices and herbs, edible roots, ghee, milk, sweet fruits, gooseberry, things made out of wheat flour, cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamon and such fragrant spices and foods can be eaten.
Food that should be avoided
Bitter, sour, salty, hot (overly spicy), yoghurt, vegetables that cannot be digested easily, alcohol, addictive narcotics, jack fruit, wood apple, pumpkin, onion, asafoetida, butter, curdled milk, too much sweet, dry coconut, mangoes and other foods that increase the heat in the body and oily, fried foods should be avoided.
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