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Ayurvedic food items according to dosha

Let Your Food Be Your Medicine

One Man's "Food" is Another Man's "Poison"

Once you know your body constitution you can take advantage of selecting the right diet for maintaining balance of Tridosha. Many foods you eat could be the cause of your health problems even if they are healthy ones. Refer to the chart below for some basic guidelines.

VATA

PITTA

KAPHA

Restricted
Allowed
Restricted
Allowed
Restricted
Allowed
Fruits Dried Fruits
Apples
Cranberries
Pears
Persimmon
Pomegranate
Watermelon
Sweet Fruits
Apricots
Avocado
Bananas
Berries
Cherries
Coconut
Figs (fresh)
Grapefruit
Grapes
Lemons
Mango
Melons (sweet)
Oranges
Papaya
Peaches
Pineapples
Plums
Sour Fruits
Apricots
Berries
Banans
Cherries
Cranberries
Grapefruit
Grapes (green)
Lemons
Oranges (sour)
Papaya
Peaches
Pineapples (sour)
Persimmon
Plums (sour)
Sweet Fruits
Apples
Avocado
Cocnut
Figs
Grapes (dark)
Mango
Oranges (sweet)
Pears
Pineapples (sweet)
Plums (sweet)
Pomegranate
Prunes
Raisins
Sweet & Sour Fruits
Avocado
Banas
Cocnut
Figs (fresh)
Grapefruit
Grapes
Lemons
Melons
Oranges
Papaya
Pineapples
Plums
Apples
Apricots
Berries
Cherries
Cranberries
Figs (dry)
Mango
Peaches
Pears
Persimmon
Pomegranate
Prunes
Raisins
 
Vata
Pitta
Kapha
Restricted
Allowed
Restricted
Allowed
Restricted
Allowed
Vegetables

Raw Vegetables
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower

Celery
Eggplant
Leafy Greens*
Lettuce*
Mushrooms
Onions (raw)
Parsley*
Peas
Peppers
Potatoes (white)
Spinach*
Sprouts*
Tomatoes

*These Vegetables ok in moderation with oil dressing

Cooked Vegetables
Asparagus
Beets
Carrots

Cucumber
Garlic
Green Beans
Okra (cooked)
Onion (cooked)
Potato (sweet)
Radishes
Zucchini

Pungent Vegetables
Beets
Carrots
Eggplant

Garlic
Onions
Peppers (hot)
Radishes
Spinach
Tomatoes

Sweet & Bitter Vegetables
Asparagus
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cucumber
Cauliflower
Celery
Green Beans
Leafy Greens
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Okra
Peas
Parsley
Peppers (green)
Potatoes
Sprouts
Zucchini
Sweet & Juicy Vegetables
Cucumber
Potatoes (sweet)
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Pungent & Bitter Vegetables
Asparagus
Beets
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage Cauliflower
Celery
Eggplant
Garlic
Leafy Greens
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Okra
Onions
Parsley
Peas
Peppers
Potatoes (white)
Radishes
Spinach
Sprouts
 
Vata
Pitta
Kapha
Restricted
Allowed
restricted
Allowed
restricted
Allowed
Grains Barley
Buckwheat
Corn
Millet
Rye
Oats (cooked)
Rice
Wheat
Buckwheat
Corn
Millet
Oats (dry)
Rice (brown)
Rye
Barley
Oats (cooked)
Rice (basmati)
Rice (white)
Wheat
Oats (cooked)
Rice (brown)
Rice (white)
Wheat
Barley
Corn
Millet
Oats (dry)
Rice (Basmati, small amount)
Rye)
Legumes All Legumes Mung Beans, Tofu, Black & Red Lentils Lentils All Legumes OK Lentils All Legumes OK
Nuts All Nuts are OK in small quantities No nuts except coconut No nuts at all
Seeds All seeds are OK in moderation No seeds except Sunflower & Pumpkin No seeds except Sunflower & Pumpkin
Sweeteners All sweeteners are OK except white sugar All sweeteners are OK except molasses & honey No sweeteners except raw honey
Condiments All spices are good No spices except coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel, tumeric & small amounts of black pepper All spices are good except salt
Dairy All dairy products are OK (in moderation) Buttermilk
Cheese
Sour Cream
Yogurt
Butter (unsalted)
Cottage Cheese
Ghee
Milk
No dairy except ghee & goatmilk
Oils All oils are good Almond
Corn
Safflower
Sesame
Coconut
Olive
Sunflower
Soy
No oils except almond, corn, or sunflower in small amounts

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Sandra from Etobicoke, Ontario writes - Awesome! What particularly amazes me is that some of the foods the site advises to restrict for my particular dosha, are the very foods i unconsciously or consciously avoid. All I wanna say is that you are indeed what you eat! For me personally, the info on the site is strikingly very accurate!
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