It is said in Vedas, "You are - What you Eat."
Following table shows preferred taste and food in each season according to Ayurveda.
|Shishir||Cold and dewy season||Tikta (bitter)|
|Vaasant||Spring season||Kashaya (astringent)|
|Varsha||Rainy season||Amala (sour)|
|Sharat||Autumn season||Lavan (salty)|
|Hemanta||Winter season||Madhura (sweet)|
|Hemanta ritu (winter season) |
Shishira ritu (cold and dewy season)
In this season, increased Kapha is liquefied by the heat of sun which causes diminished agni (digestive activity) causing diseases.
In this season, sunrays become powerful. Kapha decreases vata increases day by day.
The agni (digestive activity) weakens further and gets vitiated by doshas. Hence all methods to mitigate doshas and measures to enhance digestive activity can be adopted.
Sudden exposed to sunlight after cold season aggravates Pita.