pitta diet guidelines
pitta diet guidelines
Pitta people should avoid the “hot” tastes (sour, salty, and pungent) and should concentrate on the “cold” tastes (sweet, bitter, and astringent). Pitta types should especially limit or avoid consumption of meat, eggs, alcohol, and salt. All these foods augment the natural aggressiveness and compulsive tendencies of pitta dosha. Grains, fruits, and vegetables cool the pitta heat and should form the majority of the diet. Vegetarian food is an ideal diet for pitta people.
Pitta people have naturally strong digestion and digest raw fruits and vegetables well. They should avoid consuming too many sour fruits and vegetables such as citrus or nightshades. Venison and white meat of chicken and turkey are the best flesh foods. Flesh foods, as well as legumes should be eaten sparingly. Cooling spices such as cardamom, coriander, turmeric, and fennel are the best spices.
|Fruits||Apples (Sweet), Apricots, Avocados, Coconut, Figs, Grapes, Lemon, Mangoes, Melon, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Persimmon, Pineapple, Plums, Pomegranate||Excessively Sour Fruits Such As Apples, Cherries, Orange, and Pineapple|
|Vegetables||Asparagus, Broccoli, Cilantro, Cabbage, Cucumber, Leafy Greens, Potatoes, Squashes||Tomatoes, When Pitta Is High:Radishes, Beets And Carrots|
|Grains||Barley, Oats, Quinoa, Rice, Wheat||Buckwheat, Corn, Millet, Rye, Yeasted Breads|
|Legumes||Black Lentils, Mung Beans, Chickpeas, Tofu||Excess Consumption Of Any Legume|
|Flesh Food||Chicken, Turkey, Rabbit, Venison, Egg||Regular Consumption of any Animal Products|
|Nuts & Seeds||Coconut Juice, Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds||Salted And Roasted Nuts, Peanuts|
|Dairy(in moderate amounts)||Milk Cooked With Cardamom And Turmeric, Soft Cheeses||Hard and Salted Cheeses, Fermented Dairy (Yogurt, Sour Cream, etc.)|
|Sweeteners (in moderate amounts with other foods)||Maple Syrup, Raw Sugar||Molasses, Long-Term Consumption of Honey|
|Spices||Fennel, Coriander, Cardamom, Cumin, Small Amounts Of Turmeric, Cinnamon||Mustard, Chilies, Excess Black Pepper or Salt|
|Vices||Tea, Very Occasional Coffee W/ Cardamom, Cream, And Sugar||Tobacco, Alcohol (Except Small Amounts Of Beer)|