रस्याः स्निग्धः स्थिर ह्रदय
"Foods dear to those in the mode of goodness increase the duration of life, purify one’s existence and give strength, health, happiness and satisfaction. Such foods are juicy, fatty, wholesome, and pleasing to the heart."९
"Foods that are too bitter, too sour, salty, hot, pungent, dry and burning are dear to those in the mode of passion. Such foods cause distress, misery and disease."
पुती पर्युसितम का यात
उच्चिस्तम अपि कामेध्यम
"Food prepared more than three hours before being eaten, food that is tasteless, decomposed and putrid, and food consisting of remnants and untouchable things is dear to those in the mode of darkness."
But of the 8th I have doubts, as we know of the current problems that people have with atherosclerosis, diabetes and all.
But perhaps, just perhaps, these lines were spoken in times where people were physically fit and did a lot of manual labor.
One place where I find the Gita doubtful.. and wished to point it out.