Foods that Pitta should favor and what should avoid
What foods should favor and what foods should avoid Pitta Dosha
You can see below the most suitable foods for Pitta dosha and what is recommended to consume maintaining your balance.
Ayurveda embraces any food as long as it is nectar and not poison to you, nourish you and helps to regain your balance.(1)
Pittas are naturally sharp, oily, pungent, and hot in energy; to bring the balance, inner peace and maintain it, they need foods that have the opposite qualities-more juicy, cold, sweet and dry foods which cleansing Pitta characteristic such as oily skin, impatience, heartburn, overheating.
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should avoid acidic, sour fruits like grapes and favor the fruits that are sweet, astringent and juicy.
Some Ayurvedic teaching says that Pitta should avoid bananas because it brings the heat, but this depends on the person digestive fire.
For proper digestion, Pitta is best to consume the fruits at least 30 min before the meal.
Fruits that Pitta can enjoy:
Fruits that Pitta should avoid:
Sour fruits like lemon or grapefruit.
Like in the case of fruit, Pitta should focus on bitter, sweet and astringent foods.
Pitta`s digestive system is strong and fits very well with raw vegetables which are recommended to be consumed at lunch when the digestive fire is at its pick.
Nightshade Vegetables (Solanaceae family) are harmful for Pitta digestion; they contain glycoalkaloids-chemical compounds derived from alkaloids that fight against fungi, viruses, bacteria, and insects.
Nightshade vegetables include peppers, potatoes, goji berries, tomatoes, eggplant and even you are not Pitta, and you are experiencing digestion issues avoid them to improve your digestion.
Various Ayurvedic teaching has a different suggestion about what should include or avoid so go with what works for your body.
Sprouts (not spicy)
Squash (all types)
For Pitta is best to favor grains in their most natural form, grains that are drying and cooling due to their active bodies.
Grains that Pitta should favor:
Rice (basmati, white, wild)
Spelt (dinkel wheat or hulled wheat)
Grains that Pitta should avoid:
should stay away from salt, heating, canned and fried legumes which can cause toxic accumulation.
Legumes are an excellent source for Pitta; they satisfy protein needed, are astringent, cooling Pitta's warm body.er your text here...
Any canned beans
Choosing for raw dairy products makes them easier to digest due to the enzyme content.
Almond or coconut milk is preferable for Pitta but also are particularly sensitive to toxins as rGBH, so be sure all dairy that you consume are organic and free for hormones.
For proper digestion s recommended to consume dairy at least 1hour before any other food or to be combined with meat or fruits.
Pittas should avoid sour dairy products (buttermilk, sour cream), aged or hard cheese and choose soft cheese.
Dairy that Pitta should favor:
Goat`s milk, soft cheese
Unsweetened, homemade yogurt
Dairy that should avoid:
Cheese (hard, aged)
Yogurt (with fruits or store-bought)
Nuts and Seeds
Pitta should choose nuts and seed that are cooling in nature, raw and unsalted.
Seeds are lighter than nuts which generally are oily and produce acne to Pitta.
For proper digestion soak almonds without skin are recommended.
Nuts and seed that Pitta should favor:
Almonds (soaked and peeled)
Nuts and seed that Pitta should avoid:
Almonds (with skin)
Pitta should favor light and dry meats and stay away from oily and heating products.
As they are already hot by nature and sensitive to toxins, a vegetarian diet fits perfect for Pitta.
Animal product always aggravates Pittas and should be kept to the minimum.
Eggs (white only)
Fish (freshwater or salmon)
As oily by nature, Pitta does well with a moderate amount of oil – as long as it is lighter and cooling and avoid processed oils.
Toxins tend to concentrate on fats, so buying organic oils may be more important than buying organic fruits and vegetables.
Flax seed oil
Virgin raw coconuts oil
Virgin raw olive oil
In moderation, the sweet taste is one that brings balance to Pitta.sweeteners that have no impact on the blood sugar and are less hot for the system.
Monk fruit sweetener, stevia liquid, birchwood xylitol are recent and do not exist in Ayurvedic text but produce less hot for the body.
Most spices are hot by nature and therefore have the potential to aggravate pitta. But Pitta are spice-loving because stimulate their internal fire.
For Pitta, the best spices to favor are only mildly heating, helping to maintain a balanced digestive fire and are actively cooling.
Black Pepper (small amounts)
Cinnamon (small amounts)
Coriander (seeds or powder)
Cumin (seeds or powder)
Even Pittas may like hot and spicy dishes. But the body needs cooling and simple products which activates the digestive fire that lead to refresh and relax.
Also read: # Your unique body and mind type-Dosha
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