Diet for Kapha Dosha

Diet for Kapha Dosha

In this article, we learn about the various foods that form the diet for Kapha Dosha. Those with a Kapha dominant Prakriti are advised to follow a diet as per the same.

Vegetables

Appropriate Inappropriate
Amaranth, Bitter green vegetables, Brinjal, Peppers (Capsicum), Radish, Onion, Garlic, Snake gourd, Ridge gourd, Sprouts, Beets, Mushroom, Broccoli, Bitter melon
Sweet potato, Bottle gourd, Zucchini, Cucumber, Pumpkin, Lettuce, Lotus root

Fruits

Appropriate Inappropriate
Apple, Pears, Pomegranate, Dried figs, Prunes, Apricot Raisins, Berries, Cherries
Banana, Grapes, Lemon, Melons, Oranges, Pineapple, Papaya, Fresh figs, Cashew nut, Almonds, Guava

Grains / Pulses

Appropriate Inappropriate
Puffed rice and Corn, Jowar, Bajara, Laja (Puffed grains), Millet, Barley, Bengal gram, Red kidney beans, black, Green Peas
Soya, Kidney beans, Oats and New grains including Rice and Wheat, Black gram

Spices

Appropriate Inappropriate
Turmeric, Dried Chilli, Black pepper, Cloves, Ginger, Carum seeds, Mint, Asafetida, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cumin seeds, Mustard
Long pepper when young, has Kapha aggravating properties.

Others

Appropriate Inappropriate
Food with minimum oil and ghee content, Salty, Astringent foods
Dairy products, Oily foods, Dessert, Ice creams, Fried food

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