دانشکده طب سنتی
عنوان مقاله [English]
Man needs to take food to provide energy and replacement it per day. Proper nutrition plays an important role in human mental and physical health. For this purpose, it is necessary to apply certain directives on food intake. In Iranian Traditional Medicine (ITM) in addition to the type of food, defined rules and conditions on how to eat, time to eat and etc. The aim of the study is time to eat in ITM. This study is a review using a number of sources of ITM about time to eat. The content of the texts was extracted and then classified. According to sources of ITM, food should be eaten with "true appetites”, because eating before it such as delayed of time, leads to corrupt of digestion. During the meal should be moderate. Time to eat is different according to the seasons, age and habits of people. Considering the importance of nutrition in human health, to provide daily needs, food should be used with certain commands. In ITM there are many recommendations about time to eat. We hope that by following these commands taken a step toward a healthier society.