In Ayurveda, aahar intake has been given more importance under the heading of Aahar vidhi Vidhan, not only
Ayurveda but also Puranas say about the importance of aahar. Most health problems develop due to faulty eating habits and regimens. Adequate nutrition is the basic need for a healthy life without knowing proper dietary guidelines one cannot gain optimum benefit from the food consumed. So, Acharya Charak has given Aahar vidhi vidhan (dietary rules) to prevent diseases arising from faulty eating habits.
Keywords: Aahar vidhi Vidhan, dietary rules, ancient, contemporary science