Ayurveda categorizes food in to three categories: Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic. These types of foods have different effects on the body and the mind.
 
 
Sattva:
Sattva is a quality of mind which induces clarity, harmony and balance.

Sattavic:
The following food promotes Sattva.
Fresh fruits and vegetables, salads, fresh fruit juices, cereals(red rice), herbal tea, fresh cow milk, dry fruits, nuts, honey,jaggery,
all spices and freshly cooked Food .
 


Rajas:

A quality of mind which induces energy and action. The need to create.

Rajasic:
The following food promotes Rajas.
Read to eat canned food, basmati rice, sour cream, paneer, ice-cream, yeast, sugar, pickle, vinegar, garlic, onion and salted food.
 
Tamas:
Tamas is a quality of mind which evokes darkness, inertia, resistance and grounding.The need to stop.

Tamsic:

The following food promotes Tamas .
Alcohol, Beef, Chicken, Fish, Pork, Eggs, Frozen food, Microwaved food, Mushroom, Drugs, Tea, Coffee, Fried food, Fried nuts.