Nutrition is a vital part of wellbeing to consume energy for entire body. Diet in yoga suggests eating in moderation keeps body light and mind calm. Yogic food helps to strengthen the immune system and brings lightness of the body. As per the Indian scripture diets are classified into three categories "Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic. Sattvic diet is mostly light and easy to digest food which has the quality to supply nutrition to the body. Rajasic diet is neither heavy nor light and has less beneficial qualities for the body and mind. Tamasic diet contains heavy meals and are not easy to digest it may be harmful for body and mind.
A yoga practitioner is expected to follow vegetarian and easy to digest food which contains maximum intake of water, whole wheat flour, barley, rice, cow milk, cow ghee, honey, Jaggery, khichdi, moong daal, wheat dalia, corn dalia, ginger, snake gourd, bottle gourd, green beans and all seasonal green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits.