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Abstract

CONCEPTUAL STUDY ON JUNK FOOD AS A CAUSE OF OBESITY (STHAULYA)

*Vd. Pankaj Shrivastava, Vd. Meera A. Aurangabadkar and Vd. G. H. Kodwani

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Introduction: Ayurveda is an ancient science. Ayurveda has described many concepts for living a healthy life like Aahar matra, Dincharya, Ratricharya, Ritucharya. In present time people do not follow a proper life style and not take a proper diet. In today’s life style junk food is very common in young generation due to its test and easily availability. In recent decades junk food consumption is increased. But its consumption is not good for our health because this type of food containing large no of calories from sugar and fat with little fiber and less nutritional value. People, who eat junk food, consume extra fat, calories and sodium. This habit can increase the incidence of obesity. In Ayurveda obesity can correlated with Sthaulya (Medoroga). Aim and objective: To study of junk food as a causative factor for Sthaulya (obesity). Material and method: This is a conceptual study for this study material related to relevant topic has been collected from various text, websites and journals. Discussion: Junk foods can worsen appetite controlling power. It might eventually lead to overeating and people go obese. In obsess person Vikrit Medodhatu production is more than other Dhatu and excessive Medodhatu close the path of other Strotas and it ultimately cause of Sthaulya. Conclusion: Junk food may cause obesity so for maintenance of proper health and physic of body. We should follow proper lifestyle and take healthy food.

Keywords: Junk food, obesity, Sthaulya, Medoroga.


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