The harmful Effects of excessive or insufficient Intake of Food

Excessive food, under the temptation of its taste, increases the blood pressure, causes indigestion and many other ailments, viz. pain in the joints, constipation, headache and bitter taste in the mouth, slothfulness, etc.

Pandering to taste produces ailments.

Mam M1, 1034-16

More tasteful the food, more the diseases. He is not found without a Master.

Malar M1, 1255-6

Meagre taking of food leads to loss of weight, blood insufficiency, prostration, faulty working of the lungs, low fever, restlessness, fear, coma and ultimately death.