THE BASIC DIETARY REQUIREMENT OF DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS (AMAR) AND THE PRINCIPLES OF UNANI MEDICINEJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.10, No. 06)
Publication Date: 2022-06-15
Authors : Huma Noor; Sheeba Nuzhat Khan;
Page : 874-877
Keywords : Diet Age Groups Temperament Nutrients Hararat-E-Gharezia;
Diet is an essential part of life without which one cannotbe able to survive. It is quite possible to survive for few days to months without having food. The quality of dietary substances has great impact on human health and the aging process. There are different age groups which require different nutritional values in their specific diet. The temperament of the dietary substances and temperament of different age groups are kept on the priority in the Unani medicine while advising certain food items in ones diet or to make it a balanced diet.Other factors like food availability, season, occupation, gender, socioeconomic status etc are also kept in mind during selection or advice of food items in ones diet. This paper will elaborate temperament of different age groups (broadly 4 age groups in Unani system of Medicne: Sinn-e-Namu, Sinn-e-Shabab, Sinn-e-Kuhulat and Sinn-e-Shaikhukhat) and diet according to their requirement.
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