Food for a Celibate

A celibate should eat satvik (wholesome) food. Milk rice, pulses, barley, almonds, cream, cheese, butter, vegetables, sago, black pepper and wheat bread help in preservation of celibacy. 

Such articles as stimulate passions, viz. onion, garlic, meat, wine, mustard oil, asafoetida, red chilli, spices, pickles, tea and so forth should better be avoided. 

These lead to thinning of the fluid1 and its loss.


Footnote: 1) This refers to the ojas power.