A balanced diet is one of the key Ayurvedic tools, for promoting good health. The practitioners of the ‘Science of Life’ (Ayurveda) suggest that diets are individualised, based on many factors, such as their age, gender, the doshic tendencies, the strength of body tissues and digestive fires and the level of ama (toxins) in your body. This is the reason why Ayurveda is considered the complete system of healthcare. Apart from a wholesome diet, one should follow some basic rules, when it comes to consumption of food. It is a complete health guide, which insists that all the six tastes be included in each main meal that you eat. According to Ayurveda, food should be consumed only after the digestion of the previous meal, because it promotes proper digestion, appetite and the right manifestation of the natural urges.