According concept of wholesome diet in Ayurveda all kind of six taste should be included in meals. That means sweet, sour, salt, pungent, astringent, bitter are the taste that we commonly use as food.
Ayurveda concentrates more on the general well being or health of people instead of just treating a particular disease ,they do it more by following healthy and nutritious food habits .
The ayurvedic food is considered to be a source of refreshing energy for both the mind and soul ,rather than simply substitute of proteins ,vitamins and minerals .
Ayurvedic recipes are defined by their priorities and results after digestion on different prakruties e.g. sheeth (cold) guna increases vata , Madhur (sweet) rasa increases kapha , usha guna reduces kapha ,snigdha guna reduces vatha .
Accordingly sweets ,ghee, honey and oil can be given for vatha , pith , kapha prakruties .