Ayurvedic food and diet

#1

Food suitable for Pitta and Kapha

#2

Fruits - Mostly astringent fruit (‘K’), most sweet fruit (‘P’), occasional small amts (‘o’)

  • Apples (++ sweet), applesauce | Pears
  • Apricots (++ sweet)
  • Figs
  • Pomegranates | Prunes | Raisins
  • Berries (++ sweet) | Cherries (++ sweet) | Cranberries -P
  • Dates -K
  • Grapes o
  • Lemons o | Limes o | Oranges -K
  • Mangoes -K | Melons -K | Papaya -K | Pineapple -K | Watermelon -K
  • Peaches -P
  • Plums (sweet) -K
  • Rhubard -P -K
  • Persimmons -P
#3

Vegetables - Mostly cooked or pressed salads, mostly pungent + bitter (‘K’), mostly sweet + bitter (‘P’)

  • Artichoke | Asparagus | Beet greens (cooked P) | Broccoli | Brussel sprouts
  • Cauliflower | Dandelion greens | Fennel | Green beans | Lettuce
  • Jerusalem artichokes | Mushrooms (shitake) | Okra | Parsley
  • Peas | Peppers | Potatoes | Sprouts | Squash
  • Watercress (o) | wheat grass sprouts
  • Pumpkin (-K) | Zuccini (-K)
  • Cabbage (cooked -K)
  • Carrots (raw P)
  • Celery (o P)
  • Cucumber (cooked P -K)
  • Garlic (-P) | Green chillies (-P) | Horseradish (-P)
  • Tomatoes (raw -P) | Spinach (raw -P cooked oP)
#4

Grains

  • Amaranth | Barley | Cereal (cold, dry, puffed -P) | Oat bran
  • Oats (cooked P) | Quinoa (o) | Rice (basmati, wild) | Sago
  • Tapioca | Wheat bran
  • Bread (with yeast -K -P)
  • Corn (-P) | Granola (-P) | Millet (-P) | Muesli (-P) | Rye (-P)
  • Couscous (o P) | Crackers (o P)
  • Durham flour (o K)
#5

Legumes

  • Aduki beans | Black beans | Black-eyed peas | Lentils red, brown
  • Navy beans | Peas (dried) | Pinto beans | Tempeh | Tofu (hot) | White beans
  • Mung beans (oK) | Mung dal (oK)
  • Chick peas, gabanzo beans (-P) | Soy milk (-P) | Tur dal (-P)
  • Kidney beans (-K) | Soy beans (-K)
  • Traditional soy products only
#6

Dairy - Avoid dairy except a little diluted yogurt with medication

  • Yogurt diluted (oP)
  • Buttermilk (-P) | Ghee (-P) | Goats cheese unsalted, not aged (-P) |