pitta diet guidelines

pitta

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.

FOOD TYPE ENJOY LIMIT/AVOID
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)