India is food loving nation. There are many types of dishes found in Indian cuisine that are allowed to one community but prohibited to other community. These restrictions are quiet religious and are governed by religious scholars. Here is an overview how dietary regulations determine the type of food one should eat.
# Guidelines in Hinduism:
- Beef is strictly prohibited in Hinduism, because Hindus consider cow as sacred animal and they worship it.
- Some sects are purely vegetarian. They don’t eat any kind of non-vegetarian thing including eggs, fish, chicken and meat.
- Brahmins pay special attention to who is cooking. They also take care of how is food cooked and preserved.
# Guidelines in Islam:
- Islam focuses on Halal things. Anything prohibited in their Holy Quran is not Halal.
- There are many ways to decide which thing is not Halal.
- First of all, any animal that has not been cut in the name of Allah is not Halal.
- Animals must be slaughtered properly.
- Animals that eat other animals or debris are not Halal.
- Alcohol and other intoxicants are also prohibited.
#Guidelines in Christianity:
- Seventh-Day Adventists don’t have meat, poultry and fish but eat eggs and milk products.
- Catholicism emphasizes on fasting on holy days and periods.
- Orthodox Christians observe weekly fasts. During weekly fasts they abstain from alcohol, dairy, meat, fish, eggs, and even sometimes from olive oil also.
#Guidelines in Sikhism:
- Baptized Sikhs are pure vegetarians. They refrain from fish, eggs, the food cooked in animal fat and ingredients that are derived from animals.
- Some Sikhs also avoid food that is not cooked by their family.
- Non-vegetarian Sikhs eat meat that is slaughtered according to Ohatka.
- They don’t believe in fasting.
#Guidelines in Jainism:
- Jains believe in ahisma therefore avoid meat and even milk.
- Strict Jains also refrain from root vegetables.
- Fasting is observed specially by women.
#Guidelines in Buddhism:
- Buddhism doesn’t have any limitations. But Buddhists avoid meat to keep animals from harming.
Every religion has its own concept behind every restriction. The core message is that eat healthy and stay positive.