Ayurveda (is one of the world’s oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It was developed thousands of years ago in India. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit)wants you to begin your meals on a sweet note…Ayurveda argues that the sweet should come first.”The sweet taste acts quickly on the taste buds and saliva. Eating the sweet item first enables the flow of digestive secretions,” says nutritionist Supriyaa Nair. “If you eat sweets at the end of meals, you are slowing down your digestion.” If the idea of gobbling a gulab jamun before roti-sabji (Curry-Naan) doesn’t agree with you, having even a bite or two of a sweet before vegetables and chapati or rice will help you absorb vitamins and nutrients better.