Find Ayurvedic properties of your nutrition Jan 19, 2018

The ayurvedic Food list is suggestions about food that is considered to be good for a particular constitution and not going to aggravate dosha. But it does not mean that you have to really stick to it and consume only limited items. Ayurveda says that we need all among of the six tastes: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, astringent, bitter. For example, you are Vata constitution and choice to eat only food that would not increase Vata Dosha. Therefore you would exclude from your diet a bulk of vegetables and beans - all astringent, bitter and some pungent as well. Astringent taste has antibacterial and hemostatic properties, promotes healing of wounds, improves skin texture. Bitter taste well known as a blood purifier, detoxified, antipyretic and anthelmintic. Pungent stimulates digestion and metabolism, improves circulation. Not too bad to avoid? On the other hand, Kapha would stay away from sweet, sour, salty which are nourishing and crucial for the tissue building. So what is the solution?

Make the items from your Dosha Food list predominant in your meal but do not forget to include the other as well.

Food should be consumed at the proper time, it should be accustomed, clean, suited to health, unctuous, hot and easily digestible, partaken with due attention, should contain all the six tastes with a predominant of the sweet.
AH. Su 8.35

Because of that we prepared for you Food List for your Ayurvedic body type (Vata, Pitta, Kapha)