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Mitahara is a Sanskrit combination word, from Mita (मित, moderate)and Ahara (आहार, taking food, diet), which together mean moderate diet. In Yoga and other ancient texts, it represents a concept linking nutrition to the health of one’s body and mind. It is considered a yamas or self-restraint virtue in some schools of Indian traditions, where one refrains from either eating too much or eating too little quantity of food, and where one refrains from either eating too much or too little of certain qualities of food.Mitahara is synonymous with Mātrāśin
Sattvic diet is a diet based on foods with sattva quality. In Yoga and Ayurveda literature, Sattvic diet restores and maintains sattvic state of living. In Sattvic system of dietary classification, foods and drinks that have destructive influence on the mind or body are considered Tamasic, while those that neither lead to better health nor are destructive are considered Rajasic.
Sattvic diet is meant to include food and eating habit that is "pure, essential, natural, vital, energy-containing, clean, conscious, true, honest, wise".
Sattvic diet is a regimen that places emphasis on seasonal foods, fruits, dairy products, nuts, seeds, oils, ripe vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and non-meat based proteins.Some Sattvic diet suggestions, such as its relative emphasis on dairy products, is controversial.
Sattvic diet is sometimes referred to as yogic diet in modern literature. In ancient and medieval era Yoga literature, the diet concept discussed is Mitahara, which literally means "moderation in eating"