Food should be prepared out of only those items that are pious by nature. Milk, ghee, rice, flour, moong and vegetables like lauki (bottle gourd), parval(pointed gourd), karela(bitter gourd) and such other vegetables are recommended. Food prepared using these is virtuous. On the other hand, food that is hot, sour, pungent, salty or sweet induces passion(the quality of Rajas). Garlic, onion, meat, fish and eggs are forbidden. One should refrain from these lest perturbance, diseases and worries afflict.