And Suyyuti said, “Let a man eat cold foods in summer and hot in winter. The partaking of one meal upon another is harmful. So is exercise after a meal. But exercise before a meal is best of all, just as when taken after it is the worst of all.”

“Hot food should be corrected with cold, sweet with sour, fat with salt, and astringent with fat. To have many kinds of food excites the constitution of a man. To eat with relish is the best of all.”

“To have the same food several times and to eat with speed produces a loss of appetite and engenders laziness. A very sour food hurries on old age.”

“The frequent eating of sweet food relaxes the sexual desires and makes the body feverish. Salt food dries up and emaciates the body.”