We Must Consume Sattvik Food to Achieve Health For All, Says Minister Harsh Vardhan

Satvik food refers to pure, natural and clean, non-meat based diet. According to Ayurveda, food can be of three types sattvik, rajasik and tamasik. Spicy food falls under the rajasik category while non-vegetarian diets come under the tamasik category.

By India.com News Desk | Published:Fri, August 07, 2020 4:34pm

New Delhi: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said physical activities and sattvic food are necessary to achieve health for all. Also Read - Effective Systems For Better Pandemic Preparedness Need of the Hour: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan at G20 Meet

"If we want to achieve health for all, we must motivate people to engage in physical activities and consume 'sattvik' food," the minister said, stressing on the necessity of taking local food to the national market. "If the food produced in Palampur, Mysore, Lucknow, Mohali laboratories reaches masses, then it would be beneficial for India's economy and health in the coming years. FSSAI and food technology related laboratories, within the domain of CSIR, should work together to fulfil 'Vision 2050'," the minister said. Also Read - UK Magazine Names Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja as World's 'Top Thinker' For COVID-19

Satvik food refers to pure, natural and clean, non-meat based diet. According to Ayurveda, food can be of three types sattvik, rajasik and tamasik. Spicy food falls under the rajasik category while non-vegetarian diets fall under tamasik category. Also Read - We Must Consume Sattvik Food to Achieve Health For All, Says Minister Harsh Vardhan

Published:Fri, August 07, 2020 4:34pm

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