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9/15/18

The Ultimate Food List For All Doshas

vata pitta kapha food list
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Ayurvedic medicine considers food as the main preventive medicine and in the same time prime culprit for causing diseases. Not following a proper diet creates imbalance of doshas which in turn vitiates bodily tissues, digestive enzymes, circulatory channels and bodily excretions.

When the diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When the diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” - Ayurvedic proverb



VATA DOSHA FOOD LIST




vata dosha food list
Photo by Chinh Le Duc


Vata is reduced through heat and moistness. Warm, moist, nourishing, lubricating and cooked foods with heating and grounding properties and smooth in texture will balance Vata. It will get aggravated with food of opposite qualities like dry, raw, cold and rough food which prevent Vata from performing its normal functions .



Vata pacifying foods help balance Vata dosha by lubricating, moisturizing and warming the body tissues. Vata is also pacified by sweet, salty and sour tasted and aggravated by pungent, bitter and astringent tastes.

Follow Vata pacifying diet if you are predominantly a Vata type or if you have Vata imbalances such as anxiety, dry skin, cramps, insomnia, pain, bloating, constipation etc.




PREFER
AVOID OR REDUCE
FRUITS


apples (steamed, cooked or baked)
apricots
avocado
bananas (ripe)
blackberries
cantaloupe
cherries
coconut
currants
dates (fresh or soaked)
durian
figs (fresh or soaked)
grapefruit
kiwi
lemon
lime
longan
lychees
mango
melons
nectarines
oranges (sweet)
papaya
peaches
pears (cooked)
pineapple (sweet)
plums
raisins (soaked)
rambutan
raspberries
rhubarb
strawberries
soursop
tamarind
tangerines
FRUITS


apples (raw)
cranberries
dried fruits
guava
pears (raw)
persimmon
pomegranate
prunes
quince
watermelon
VEGETABLES


acorn squash
asparagus
beets
bell peppers (cooked)
bok choy
broccoli (cooked)
corn
carrots (cooked)
cauliflower
celery
chard
cucumbers
daikon
fennel stalks
fenugreek greens
green beans
green chilies
green peas (cooked)
jerusalem artichokes
kale
leeks
mustard green
okra
olives (black)
onion (cooked)
parsnip
pumpkin
radishes
rutabaga
seaweed
spaghetti squash
spinach (cooked)
summer squash
sweet peas (cooked)
sweet potatoes
taro root
tomatoes (cooked)
turnip
yams
watercress
winter squash
zucchini (cooked)
VEGETABLES


artichokes
beet greens
bell peppers (raw)
bitter melon
broccoli (raw)
Brussels sprouts
burdock root
cabbage
cauliflower
celery
dandelion greens
eggplant
endive
horseradish
jicama
kohlrabi
lettuce
mushrooms
olives (green)
onion (raw)
parsnip
potatoes
radicchio
radish (raw)
red chilies
snow peas
spinach (raw)
sprouts
tomatoes (raw)
wheat grass
white potatoes
zucchini (raw)
GRAINS AND LEGUMES

amaranth
bulgur
durham flor
durum wheat flour
lentils (red)
lima beans
mung beans (yellow and green)
mung dal
oats (cooked)
quinoa
rice
seitan
spelt
tepary beans
toor dal
urad dal
wheat
wheat bran
white rice
GRAINS AND LEGUMES

adzuki beans
barley
black beans
black eyed peas
brown rice
buckwheat
carob
chickpeas
corn flour
couscous
dry oats
fava beans
granola
kamut
kidney beans
lentils (brown)
millet
miso
muesli
navy beans
oat barn
pasta
pinto beans
polenta
rice cakes
rye
sago
soybeans
spelt
split peas
tapioca
tempeh
triticale
tofu
white beans
yeasted bread
DAIRY

butter
cream
kefir (warm or room temp.)
milk (warm and spiced)
paneer
skim milk
sour cream
yogurt (warm or room temp.)
lassi
cheese (soft)
cottage cheese
DAIRY

cheese (hard)
ice cream
milk (cold)
condensed milk
powdered milk
yogurt (cold or frozen)
NUTS AND SEEDS

almonds (soaked and peeled)
Brazil nuts
cashews
charoli nuts
chestnuts
chia seeds
flax seeds
hazelnuts
macadamia nuts
pecans
pine nuts
pistachio
pumpkin seeds
sesame seeds
sunflower seeds
walnuts
NUTS AND SEEDS

peanuts
poppy seeds
psyllium seeds
OILS

almond oil
avocado oil
coconut oil
flax seed oil
olive oil
pumpkin seed oil
sesame oil
sunflower oil
OILS

canola oil
safflower oil
soy bean oil
margarine
BEVERAGES

ajwan tea
almond milk
aloe vera juice
anise tea
apricot juice
basil tea
beet juice
borage tea
cardamom tea
carrot juice
cashew milk
chai
chamomile tea
cherry juice
cherry stem tea
cherry tea
chicory tea
cinnamon tea
coconut milk
comfrey tea
elder flower tea
eucalyptus tea
fennel tea
ginger tea
ginseng tea
grape juice
grapefruit juice
hawthorn tea
jasmine tea
juniper tea
lemonade
licorice tea
lotus tea
mango juice
marshmallow tea
mint tea
orange juice
papaya juice
peach juice
peppermint tea
pineapple juice
raspberry juice
raspberry tea
rice milk
rose tea
sage tea
strawberry juice
strawberry leaf tea
thyme tea
turmeric tea
warm and spiced dairy drinks
BEVERAGES

alcohol
apple juice
black tea
carbonated drinks
chocolate milk
coffee
cold dairy drinks
cranberry juice
dandelion tea
green tea
guava juice
hibiscus tea
hop tea
ice cold drinks
ice tea
melissa tea
nettle tea
pear juice
persimmon juice
pomegranate juice
prune juice
rosehip tea
smoothies
soy milk
watermelon juice
yarrow tea
SWEETENERS


barley malt
date sugar
fructose
honey (uncooked)
jaggery
maple syrup
molasses
raw cane sugar
rice syrup
sucanat
turbinado
SWEETENERS


agave syrup
brown sugar
white sugar
SPICES


ajwan
allspice
anise
asafoetida
basil
bay leaves
black pepper
caraway
cardamom
celery seeds
cilantro
cinnamon
cloves
coriander seeds
cumin
curry leaves
dill
fennel
fenugreek
garam masala
garlic
ginger
lemongrass
marjoram
mint
mustard seeds
neem leaves
nutmeg
oregano
paprika
parsley
peppermint
pippali (long pepper)
rock salt
rosemary
saffron
sage
spearmint
tarragon
thyme
turmeric
vanilla
wintergreen
SPICES


cayenne
chili peppers






PITTA DOSHA FOOD LIST



pitta dosha food list
Photo by Monika Grabkowska



Pitta is reduced through cold and moistness. Moist and juicy foods with high water content and cooling properties will balance Pitta. It will get aggravated with food of opposite qualities like hot, sharp,unripe and fermented food which prevent Pitta from performing its normal functions. Pitta is also pacified by sweet, bitter and astringent tastes and aggravated by sour, salty and pungent tastes.


Pitta pacifying foods help balance Pitta dosha by nourishing, cooling, moisturising and calming the body tissues.

Follow Pitta pacifying diet if you are predominantly a Pitta type or if you have Pitta imbalances such as inflammatory diseases, skin disorders, body odor, diarrhea, stomach problems, anger etc.



PREFER
AVOID
FRUITS


apples (sweet)
apricots
avocado
bananas (ripe)
blackberries
blueberries
cantaloupe
cherries (sweet)
coconut
cranberries
dates
figs
gapefruit (red)
grapes
guavas
kiwi (sweet)
lemons (small amounts)
longan
lychees
mangoes (ripe)
melons
nectarines
oranges (sweet)
papaya (sweet)
pears
persimmons
pineapples (sweet)
plums
pomegranate
prunes
raisins (soaked)
rambutan
raspberries
strawberries
tangerines (sweet)
watermelon
FRUITS


apples (sour)
bananas (unripe)
cherries (sour)
grapefruit (yellow)
kiwi (sour)
limes
mandarins
mangoes (green)
oranges (sour)
papaya (sour)
peaches
pineapple (sour)
plums (sour)
rhubarb
soursop
tamarind
tangerines (sour)
VEGETABLES


alfalfa sprouts
artichokes
arugula
aspargus
bean sprouts
beets (cooked)
bell peppers
bitter melon
bok choy
broccoli
brussel sprouts
burdock root
cabbage
cauliflower
chard
cilantro
collard greens
corn
cucumber
dandelion greens
endive
fennel stalks
green beans
jerusalem artichokes
jicama
kale
kohlarbi
leeks
lettuce
mushrooms
mustard greens
okra
olives (black)
onions (sweet and cooked)
parsley
parsnips
peas
potatoes
pumpkin
purslane
radicchio
rutabaga
seaweed
sprouts
squash (all kinds)
sweet potatoes
taro root
watercress
wheatgrass
yams
zucchini
VEGETABLES


beets (raw)
carrots (raw)
chili peppers
daikon
eggplant
horseradish
mustard greens
olives (green)
onions (raw)
radishes
spinach
tomatoes
turnip greens
turnips

GAINS AND LEGUMES

adzuki beans
amaranth
barley
basmati rice
black beans
black eyed peas
chickpeas
couscous
durham flour
fava beans
kamut
kidney beans
lentils (black)
lima beans
millet
mung beans
mung dl
navy beans
oat bran
oats (cooked)
pinto beans
quinoa
rice cakes
sago
seitan
soybeans
spelt
split peas
tapioca
tempeh
wheat
wheat bran
white beans
white rice
whole wheat
wild rice
GAINS AND LEGUMES

brown rice
buckwheat
corn flour
dry oats
ganola
kidney beans
lentils (red, green and yellow)
tur dal
urad dal
DAIRY

butter (unsalted)
cheeses (unsalted)
cottage cheese
cream cheese
ice cream (during summer)
lassi
paneer
skim milk
DAIRY

butter (salted)
cheeses (salted)
cultured milk
kefir
sour cream
yogurt
NUTS AND SEEDS

almonds (soaked annd peeled)
charoli nuts
chia seeds
flax seeds
poppy seeds
pumpkin seeds
sunflower seeds
NUTS AND SEEDS

brazil nuts
cashews
hazelnuts
macadamia
peanuts
pecans
pine nuts
pistachio
psyllium seeds
sesame seeds
OILS


avocado oil
coconut oil
corn oil
flax seed oil
olive oil
primrose
pumpkin seed oil
sunflower oil
walnut oil
OILS


almond oil
margarine
mustard oil
peanut oil
safflower oil
sesame oil
BEVERAGES

almond milk
aloe vera juice
anise tea
apple juice (diluted with water)
apricot juice (diluted with water)
basil tea
borage tea
burdock tea
cardamom tea
chai
chamomile tea
cherry stem tea
chicory tea
chrysanthemum tea
cinnamon tea
clover tea
comfrey tea
corn silk tea
cranberry juice (diluted with water)
cranberry tea
dandelion tea
elderflower tea
fennel tea
fresh ginger tea
hibiscus tea
honeysuckle tea
hops tea
jasmine tea
lavender tea
lemon balm tea
lemongrass tea
licorice tea
marshmallow tea
mint tea
nettle tea
peppermint tea
pomegranate juice (diluted with water)
raspberry juice (diluted with water)
raspberry tea
rice milk
soy milk
strawberry juice (diluted with water)
strawberry leaf tea
turmeric tea
verbena tea
violet tea
wheatgrass juice
wintergreen tea
BEVERAGES

ajwan tea
alcohol
anise tea
black tea
cashew milk
coffee
dry ginger tea
green tea
lemonade
lime juice
sage tea
smoothies
tamarind juice
thyme tea
tomato juice
undiluted fruit juices
SWEETENERS

barley malt syrup
dextrose
fructose
maltose
maple syrup
raw cane sugar
raw honey (uncooked)
rice syrup
stevia
SWEETENERS

agave syrup
jaggery
molasses
white sugar
SPICES

basil
bay leaf
black pepper (small amount)
caraway
cardamom
cilantro
cinnamon
coriander seeds
cumin
curry leaves
dill
fennel
fenugreek
ginger (fresh)
lemongrass
mint
mint
neem leaves
oregano
parsley
peppermint
rose water
rosemary
saffron
spearmint
turmeric
vanilla
SPICES

ajwan
allspice
anise
asafoetida
cayenne
cloves
garlic
ginger (dry)
marjoram
mustard seeds
nutmeg
paprika
pippali (long pepper)
sage
salt
thyme















KAPHA DOSHA FOOD LIST



kapha dosha food list
Photo by Jennifer Pallian


Kapha is reduced through heat, dryness and lightness. Sharp, warm, dry, light and easy to digest food with rough texture will balance Kapha. It will get aggravated with food of opposite qualities like cold, moist and heavy to digest food which prevent Kapha from performing its normal functions. Kapha is also pacified by pungent, astringent and bitter tastes and aggravated by sweet, salty and sour tastes.

Kapha pacifying foods help balance Kapha dosha by increasing circulation and warming and drying body tissues.

Follow kapha pacifying diet if you are predominantly a kapha type or if you have kapha imbalances such as obesity, diabetes, edema, drowsiness, goitre, oily hair or skin.




PREFER
AVOID OR REDUCE
FRUITS


apples
apricot
blueberries
cherries
cranberries
currants
figs (small amount)
grapefruit
grapes
guava
jackfruit
lemon
lime
longan
lycches
nectarines
papaya
passionfruit
peaches
pears
persimmons
pineapples
plums
prunes
pomegranate
rambutan
raspberries
strawberries
tamarind
FRUITS


avocado
bananas
cantaloupe
coconut
dates
honeydew
mangoes
oranges
prunes
raisins
watermelon
VEGETABLES


artichokes
asparagus
bamboo shoots
bean sprouth
beets
bell peppers
bitter melon
broccoli
brussel sprouts
cabbage
carrots
cauliflower
celery
chard
chili peppers
collard greens
corn
daikon
dandelion greens
eggplant
fennel
green beans
green chilies
horseradish
jerusalem artichokes
kale
kohlrabi
leeks
lettuce
mushrooms
mustard greens
okra
onions (cooked)
parsley
parsnips
peas
potatoes
radishes
rutabaga
seaweed
spinach
sprouts
tomatoes (cooked)
turnips
turnip greens
watercress
VEGETABLES


corn
cucumbers
olives
pumpkin
squash
sweet potatoes
tapioca
tomatoes (raw)
yams
zucchini
GRAINS AND LEGUMES

adzuki beans
amaranth
arrowroot
barley
barley
basmati rice
buckwheat
chickpeas
corn flour
couscous
durham flour
granola
jackbeans
kidney beans
lentils
lentils (black)
lima beans
millet
miso
mung beans
oat bran
oats (dry, small amounts)
polenta
quinoa
rye
split peas
tapioca
toasted bread
GRAINS AND LEGUMES

brown rice
corn
oatmeal
pasta
semolina
soy
sourdough bread
tempeh
tofu
wheat
white rice
whole wheat
wild rice
yeasted bread
DAIRY


lassi (small amounts)
skim milk
warm, spiced milk
DAIRY


butter
cheeses
cold milk
cream
ice cream
sour cream
yogurt
NUTS AND SEEDS

almonds (small amounts)
charoli nuts
chia seeds
flax seeds
pecans (small amounts)
pine nuts (small amounts)
pumpkin seeds
NUTS AND SEEDS

brazil nuts
cashew nuts
chestnuts
hazelnuts
macadamia
peanuts
pistachio nuts
poppy seeds
sunflower seeds
walnut
OILS

almond oil (small amounts)
flax seed oil (small amounts)
ghee (small amounts)
mustard oil (small amounts)
olive oil (small amounts)
pumpkin seeds oil (small amounts)
sesame oil (small amounts)
sunflower oil (small amounts)
OILS

avocado oil
canola oil
castor oil
coconut oil
corn oil
margarine
palm oil
peanut oil
safflower oil
soy oil
BEVERAGES

ajwan tea
aloe vera juice
anise tea
apple juice (diluted with water)
basil tea
blackberry juice (diluted with water)
borage tea
burdock tea
cardamom tea
carrot juice
chai
chamomile tea
chicory tea
chrysanthemum tea
cinnamon tea
cinnamon tea
clove tea
corn silk tea
cranberry juice (diluted with water)
dandelion tea
elderflower tea
eucalyptus tea
fennel tea
fennel tea
fenugreek tea
ginger tea
ginseng tea
grape juice (diluted with water)
hibiscus tea
hops tea
jasmine tea
juniper tea
lavender drinks
lavender tea
lemon balm tea
lemonade
lemongrass tea
nettle tea
peach juice (diluted with water)
pear juice (diluted with water)
peppermint tea
pomegranate juice (diluted with water)
raspberry tea
red clover tea
rose hip
saffron tea
sage tea
sage tea
strawberry leaf tea
thyme tea
turmeric tea
violet tea
wheatgrass juice
wintergreen tea
yarrow tea
BEVERAGES

alcohol
almond milk
chocolate milk
cold drinks
comfrey tea
dairy drinks
licorice root tea
mango juice
marshmallow tea
melon juice
oat straw
shakes
undiluted fruit juices
vanilla tea
watermelon juice
SWEETENERS

barley malt
honey (small amounts)
stevia
SWEETENERS

agave syrup
brown sugar
fructose
maple syrup
molasses
raw sugar
sucanat
sugar cane
white sugar
SPICES

ajwan
allspice
anise
asafoetida
basil
bay leaf
black pepper
caraway
cardamom
cayenne
cinnamon
cloves
coriander
cumin
dill
fennel
fenugreek
garam masala
garlic
ginger
marjoram
mustard seeds
oregano
paprika
parsley
peppermint
pippali (black pepper)
rosemary
saffron
sage
spearmint
tarragon
thyme
turmeric
wintergreen
SPICES

nutmeg
rose water
salt
vanilla



vata pitta kapha diet
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