Warm, dry, light in nature
emphasize pungent, bitter, astringent taste
Kaphas and those with kapha conditions need to avoid or minimize the sweet, sour, and salty taste. Fried or greasy foods are extremely detrimental.
Grains: Buckwheat, Millet, barley, rice, corn, (unsalted) crackers, muesli, dry oats, polenta. Breads should be avoided unless toasted.
Vegetables: All vegetables except sweet potatoe, pumpkin, zuchinni, winter and spaghetti squash, raw tomatoes, and cucumbers.
Fruits: Avoid sweet and sour fruits. Dried fruits are okay. Cold fruit juice is mucus forming so only take warm juice in small quantities at a time.
Meat: White Chicken and Turkey, eggs, freshwater fish, shrimp, and rabbit.
Legumes: Aduki, black beans, chickpeas, lentils, lima, navy, peas, pinto, soy, tempeh, and white beans.
Avoid Nuts except Popcorn without Salt or butter. Sunflower and pumpkin seeds are fine.
If oils are necessary then use corn, canola, sunflower, ghee, and almond.
Avoid dairy unless Goat milk or goat cheese.
Use only raw honey for sweetening. All spices are good except salt.
Herbs for cleasing include:
Herbs for mucous conditions:
alfalfa, chamomile, lavender,lemon,lemon grass,chicory, hibiscus,lemon balm, mint, red clover, grain beverages
Cool in nature
very mildly spiced
sweet in taste
small amounts of bitter and astringent
The food should not be to spicy, hot, sour, or salty. Pitta should avoid meat and alcohol. Steamed or Stir-fried vegetables are reccomended, and if the person has good digestion then raw vegetables are recommended. Mild spices are fine and the atmosphere of the meal should be calm. (Pittas should NOT eat while conducting business or while engaging in heavy discussion) In general Pitta people do best on an all vegetable diet.
Vegetables: All vegetables that are sweet and bitter are fine sour and pungent vegetables (radishes, garlic) should be avoided. Steamed white and yellow onions are okay, red and purple onions are too hot, as are peppers. Asparagus, artichoke, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cilantro, cucumbers, celery, green beans, leaf greens, lettuce, mushrooms, okra, black olives, peas, parsley, potatoes, squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, wheat grass are all fine for Pitta's.
Fruits: Sweet fruits are okay, avoid sour. Bananas have a souring effect on the body. Figs, sweet grapes, sweet apples, avocado, berries, cherries, coconuts, dates, lime, melons, pears, plums, pomegranate, prunes, and raisins are especially good for Pitta people. Sweet Oranges and pineapples may be irritating to some Pitta.
Meats: Avoid seafood, freshwater fish is fine. White meat chicken/turkey, rabbit, and Venison is especially good for Pitta's.
Legumes: Same as Kapha
Nuts and seeds: Almonds, Hemp, Flax, Pine, sunflower, cashew (occasionally), walnuts, pecans, pumpkin. Avoid salted nuts and seeds.
Oils: Same as Kapha except with Emphasis on Coconut oil.
Dairy: Same as Kapha
Sweeteners: fruit juice sweeteners, barley malt, maple syrup, rice syrup, turbinado sugar.
Spices: fresh basil, cardamom, cilantro, cinnamon, coriander, dill, fennel, fresh ginger, mint, orange peel, saffron, turmeric. Black pepper and vanilla are especially recommended for Pitta people.
Herbs: catnip, alfalfa, violets, mints, chickweed, nettles, raspberry, cleavers, strawberry leaf.
In order to figure out your bodies rhythm, if your Kapha or Pitta, you will need to monitor the times of day of the “attack”. (Nasal Drip is a Kapha condition) Morning, after sunrise, is Kapha time. People with a mucous condition will generally have more mucus flowing at this time. There may be a tendency to be sluggish, as the digestive tract has not yet woken up at this time. A mild spicy herbal tea, such as fresh ginger, or cinnamon blended with cardamom and orange peel, is appropriate for the morning. Stay away from cold juice and cheese, as this will cause more mucus build up.
Evening, after sunset, is also Kapha time. Avoid Kapha type foods as this time, as it will increase mucus overnight, making it worse in the morning.
Pitta time is the afternoon when the sun is high. The digestive tract is firing at its highest rate at this time. This is the best time for the main meal of the day. Stay away from Pitta foods at this time as it will cause acid reflux. One hour before until 2 hours after Mid-Night is the other Pitta time of the day. This is the time that the digestive tract is slowing down (going to sleep). A cup of mild calming tea would be best at this time, while getting ready for bed. Try passion flower, chamomile, and spearmint teas. May blend together or have separately.
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