Sweets are called 'Mishtanna' in Ayurveda. They should preferably be prepared with ghee. Sweet preparations balance Vata and Pitta and aggravate Kapha. They are heavy to digest. Sweets, prepared the ayurvedic way are nourishing, improve the dhatus, provides
strength and also act as aphrodisiacs. When taken in excess, they result in certain health conditions such as obesity, cardio- vascular disorders and diabetes.