Indian Recipe: Index

Vata specific Diet (according to Ayurveda)

VEGETABLES

Favor Reduce or Avoid
Asparagus Broccoli
Beets Brussels Sprouts
Carrots Cabbage
Cucumber Cauliflower
Green beans Celery
Okra Eggplant
Onions and garlic (not raw) Leafy green vegetables
Radishes Mushrooms
Sweet potatoes turnips Peas
Peppers
Potatoes
Tomatoes
Zucchini
Sprouts

FRUITS

Favor Reduce or Avoid
Apricots Apples
Avocados Cranberries
Bananas Pears
Berries Pomegranates
Cherries
Coconut
Dates
Figs
Grapes
Mangoes
Melons
Nectarines
Oranges
Papayas
Peaches
Pineapple
Plums

GRAINS

Favor Reduce or Avoid
Oats (as cooked oatmeal cereal, not dry) Barely
Rice Buckwheat
Wheat Corn
Dry oats
Millet
Rye

DAIRY
All dairy is acceptable

MEAT
Favor Reduce or Avoid
Chicken Red meat
Turkey

BEANS
Favor Reduce or Avoid
Chickpeas All, except as noted
Mung beans
Pink lentils
Tofu (in small amounts)

OILS
All oils are acceptable; sesame oil is especially recommended.

SWEETENERS
All sweeteners are acceptable.

NUTS AND SEEDS
All are acceptable in small amounts; almonds are best.

HERBS AND SPICES

Favor Reduce or Avoid
All spice Coriander seeds
Anise Fenugreek
Asafoetida Parsley
Basil Saffron
Bay leaf Turmeric
Black Pepper (use sparingly)
Caraway
Cardamom
Cilantro (green coriander)
Cinnamon
Clove
Cumin
Fennel
Ginger
Juniper berries
Licorice root
Mace
Marjoram
Mustard
Nutmeg
Oregano
Sage
Tarragon
Thyme

Pitta specific diet
Kapha specific diet



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