Pitta People's Dietary Tips

The pitta person should avoid all hot and sour foods as they will aggravate this dosha.

They should also avoid  all fried foods. Since heated food will increase pitta within the system.

Pitta types should eat more raw than cooked foods, as a primarily vegetarian system.

Ayurveda does not advocate the eating of animal products especially for the pitta dosha  

Some meats and other products have been included in the following list, they should really be used in the strictest moderation.

Let common sense always prevail.

Herbs and Spices
Dietary Tips

Aloe vera juice (totally avoid during a pregnancy), basil leaves. cinnamon. coriander (cilantro), cumin, dill. fennel, fresh ginger, hijiki. mint leaves. spearmint.

Grains and Seeds
Dietary Tips

Barley, basmati rice. flax seeds, psyllium seeds. rice cakes, sunflower seeds, wheat, wheat bran. white I-ice.

Dietary Tips
Aduki beans, black beans, black-eyed beans, chick peas (garbanzos). kidney beans, lentils (red and brown). lima beans.mung beans. pinto beans. soya beans, split –peas, tempeh and tofu,Chicken, fresh water, fish, rabbit, turkey

Dietary Tips
Artichokes. asparagus. broccoli, Brussels sprouts. butternut squash. cabbages, courgettes (zucchini). celery, cucumber, fennel. green beans and green peppers, Jerusalem artichokes, kale. leafy greens, leeks, lettuces, mushrooms. onions (cooked), parsnips, spinach (cooked). Eat most vegetables raw instead of cooked.

Dietary Tips

Apples, apricots, avocados. berries. cherries. dates, figs, mangoes, melons. oranges, pears, pineapples, plums. pomegranates. prunes. quinces. raisins. red grapes and watermelons. Always make sure that the fruits have fully ripened, and are very sweet and fresh.

Dairy Products
Dietary Tips

Cottage cheese, cow’s milk, diluted Yoghurt,ghee (clarified butter),goats milk, Mild soft cheeses and unsalted butter may
All be taken but with a reasonable degree Of moderation

Cooking Oils
Dietary Tips

Olive oil, sunflower oil, soya and walnut oil. As with all dairy products, these oils should be used in moderation.

Dietary Tips

Apple juice. apricot juice. cool dairy drinks. grape juice, mango juice. mixed vegetable juice, soya milk, vegetable bouillon, elderflower tea. jasmine tea, spearmint tea and strawberry tea

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