Kapha specific Diet (according to Ayurveda)

Kapha specific Diet (according to Ayurveda)

VEGETABLES

Favor Reduce or Avoid
Asparagus Sweet and juicy vegetables, such as:
Beets Cucumber
Broccoli Sweet potatoes
Brussels Sprouts Tomatoes
Cabbage Zucchini
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Eggplant
Garlic
Leafy green vegetables
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Okra
Onions
Peas
Peppers
Potatoes
Radishes
Spinach
Sprouts

FRUITS

Favor Reduce or Avoid
Apples Avocados
Apricots Banana
Cranberries Coconut
Pears Dates
Pomegranates Fresh figs
Dried fruits in general (apricots,
figs,
prunes, raisins)
Grapefruit
Grapes
Mangoes
Melons
Oranges
Papayas
Peaches
Pineapple
Plums
Sweet, sour or very juicy fruits in
general.

GRAINS

Favor Reduce
or Avoid
Barely Oats
Buckwheat Rice
Corn Wheat, except in small amounts
Millet Hot cereals and steamed grains
are too moist and heavy in general.
Rye

DAIRY
Favor Reduce or Avoid
Skim milk All, except as noted.
Small amounts of whole milk and eggs (not
fried or cooked with butter).

MEAT
Favor Reduce or Avoid
Chicken Red meat
Shrimp Seafood in general
Turkey

BEANS
Favor
All legumes are acceptable, except kidney
beans and tofu.

OILS
Favor Reduce or Avoid
Almond All, except as noted.
Corn
Sunflower

SWEETENERS
Favor Reduce or Avoid
Raw, unheated honey All, except as noted.

NUTS
AND SEEDS
Favor Reduce or Avoid
Sunflower Seeds All, except as noted.
Pumpkin seeds

HERBS AND SPICES

Favor Reduce or Avoid
All – ginger is best for improving digestion. Salt

Vata specific diet

Pitta specific diet

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