“In general, warm food is digested better than cold food. Digestion itself is a process of cooking food. The strength of digestion is likened in Ayurveda to a fire. The fire transforms the food into the molecular nutrients that you will use to build new tissues.
Ayurveda teaches that HOW you eat is even more important than WHAT you eat. What a bold statement! This is because how you eat your food determines how well your body will digest the food, and improperly digested food can lead to the formation of toxins (ama) within the body. What you eat is also important (so surprise there). Of course, eating quality food in a proper manner is best of all!