Algorithm developed at CSIR-IGIB points out dietary essentials required for better health of individuals

A machine learning-based algorithm developed at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) can

enhance the understanding of individual dietary needs and promote healthier food choices among people. 

The development is based on the principles of Ayurgenomics, which brings together the principles of Ayurveda and Genomics. It was on display at the World Food India 2023 event which was held from 3rd November to 5th November 2023 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

"Whenever we talk about food, how much to eat, what to eat, and at what point in life, Ayurveda talks about all these factors in great detail," said Dr. Bhawna Prasher, Senior Principal Scientist at CSIR-IGIB. 

"Ayurveda tells about the food choices to be made in a healthy way considering your Prakriti, as well as agni. That if taken into consideration while making food choices leads to more nutritive benefits coming out of the food and diet that we take." 

"By doing prakriti analysis and looking into your agni status using the ML-based algorithm we have developed, what kind of diet and what kind of lifestyle is good for obtaining optimal health in your day-to-day life can be known," Dr Prasher said. 

A market-wide application of this algorithm can result in the manufacture of smart devices which can suggest to a person what to eat and when to maintain good health and energy in life. This can vastly bring down the debilitating effects that lifestyle diseases have on humanity. 

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