Mom always said, save room for dessert. Sorry, mom – I am eating my dessert first and saving room for dinner.
According to Ayurvedic principles, the sweet taste should come first. In fact it’s important to try to get all six tastes into our diet each day—sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. These tastes are listed in the order in which they digest in our body. So when we eat the sweet taste last, this foodstuff can become toxic as it waits to be digested and then turn in to ama. Bad plan. These empty sugary calories will dampen the digestive fire and slow the whole digestive system down.