Menu Planning & Diet Chart---Vata Dosha
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As we know there are mainly seven types of prakriti with three individual and three dual. The seventh one is usually rare and having all the three dosha in combination. Those are Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Vata-Pitta, Vata-Kapha, Pitta-Kapha and Vata-Pitta-Kapha. Here is the sample diet plan that suites to different prakriti person.

As described earlier, one should be very cautious with his/her eating habits. One should not eat the food that increase the dosha which is already dominant in him. So, here is the diet advise in general for people with their constitution.

Vata dosha –

The basic quality for this dosha is rough, dry, cold and subtle.

Vata pacifying food –

  • This can be balanced with nutritive and tissue building foods, which are warm, moist, heavy, oily and soft. In taste it must be sweet, sour and salty.
  • Ghee, soft dairy products, wheat, rice and bananas.
  • Favor food like hot cereal with ghee, hearty soups including vegetable.
  • Spicy food is generally okay with Vata dosha.
  • Vegetables like asparagus, carrots, cucumber, green beans, bhindi, onions, garlic, beets, radish, sweet potatoes are good for Vata dosha.
  • Grains like oats, wheat and rice.

Vata aggravating food –

  • Frozen desserts, large quantity of raw vegetables and salads.
  • Foods like refined white flour and sugar, have light and dry quality and should be best avoided.
  • Taste like pungent, bitter, astringent, cold food, dry and light food should increase Vata.
  • Smoking, alcohol, junk food, sugar, tea specially long leaf and brown rice.
  • Vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, brinjal, leafy green vegetables, mushrooms, peas, shimla mirch, potatoes, sprouts, tomatoes, cerely etc increases Vata dosha.
  • Fruits like apples, pear and pomegranates are Vata increasers.

Too much dry or hot spices such as dried chili, turmeric, methi seeds, saffron and dhaniya powder also increases in small quantity.

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