Tri-guna theory for Psychology

Ayurveda uses the Tri-guna theory to understand the psychology; Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas. Besides our natural and unique tendencies, we can influence our mind and emotions through the food intake. Let us understand how to ingest food for our psychology.

Ayurveda is not against animal consumption products but acknowledges that one of the most problematic effects from consuming animal products (meat, fish, and seafood) is on the mind since it makes it dull and increases violence. Cultures with a long history of wars, violence, and invasions consumed a diet based on animal protein.

Besides the current poor quality, the products nowadays are full of additives, hormones, antibiotics, heavy metals between others, and have a negative impact on our health and emotions. Hypoglycemia is an example of how the mind is affected by the nutritional state of the body.

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Each food has one of the principle stronger, which affect negatively or positively our mind.


Brings harmony, clarity, intelligence, peace, and perception.

We can find these attributes in water, fruits, raw honey, easy to digest food, grains, legumes, vegetables, nuts, fresh milk, and derivatives (ghee, butter, cream fresh or cottage cheese (paneer).


Adds action, movement, agitation, anger, violence, force, and dissipation to the mind.

We can find these attributes in meat, unfertilized eggs, coffee, tea, cola and energy drinks, brown or black chocolate and in spicy and salty food.


Brings inertia, dullness, physical numbness, lack of intelligence and motivation, perversion, addiction, dependency, and possession to the mind.

We find these attributes in all dead animals, commercial dairy products, the fertilized egg, alcohol, eggplant, onion, garlic, scallion, leek, chive, mushroom, and in any food which was kept overnight.

Have you noticed it? Start connecting with your food and see how your psychology reacts to it!