The diet which lacks in nutrition will lead to various sorts of diseases like intestinal diseases, less immunity making one more prone to infections, lack of energy etc. A well balanced diet having nutrition in right measure will keep one in good physical and mental health. A diet with extra nutrition which may not be needed by the body will also give birth to many diseases, extra load to liver and intestines. So a nutritious balanced diet at right time in right amount is the right choice.
The Yogic Diet (Mitahara) – Pearls of Wisdom
Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the yogic text tells the concept of yogic diet (mitahara) in chapter 1 named Asana shloka (verse) 58. It clears what and how much should food is the right and healthy diet.