Sutra 19 - Silence during meals

Food is supposed to nourish the body, intellect and the soul. Distracting yourself during a meal by talking, watching television or while reading a newspaper can lead to poor digestion and acidity.

Saying a grace before food or respecting the food we eat as a culture had a health significance. Focusing on the food, its taste and chewing every bite helps the body to produce the right amount of enzymes to help break down and absorb food better.

Eating food with your family in silence is not an ‘uncool’ thing, but a great way to health for the entire family.

"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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