Diet and Nutrition Concepts in Ayurveda: Gleaming into Opportunities for Evidence-Based Applications in Health Care

  • Devesh Rastogi
  • Shalini Gupta
  • Ranjana Rastogi
  • Rajiv Rastogi


Evidence-based practice in health care is about integrating individual clinical expertise and the best external evidence. Ancient Ayurvedic scriptures present substantial textual hypothesis and practice-based evidences referring to diet and nutrition and provide ample opportunity of their cross validation to generate more rigorous evidences and eventual applications. This chapter reappraises the concepts of Ayurvedic diet and nutrition and examines them in the light of contemporary evidences, citing opportunities to convert them into dependable pieces of information through the process of rigorous methods of scientific research.


Food Group Modern Science Digestible Starch Piper Nigrum Slowly Digestible Starch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Devesh Rastogi
    • 1
  • Shalini Gupta
    • 2
  • Ranjana Rastogi
    • 3
  • Rajiv Rastogi
    • 4
  1. 1.Indulgence Food Pvt. Ltd.NagpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysiologyC.S.M. Medical UniversityLucknowIndia
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyVatsala HospitalLucknowIndia
  4. 4.Department of AyushCentral Council of Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, MOH&FWNew DelhiIndia

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