Diet for Vata Dosha

Diet for Vata Dosha

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

Vegetables

Appropriate Inappropriate
Beet, Carrot, Onion, Garlic, Radish, Sweet potato, Ladies finger (Okra), Asparagus, Bottle gourd, Ridge gourd, Snake gourd 
Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brinjal, Mushrooms, Peas, Sprouts, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Bitter melon, Zucchini, Broccoli, Spinach, Lettuce

Fruits

Appropriate Inappropriate
Banana, Coconut, Dates, Mangos, Apricots, Berries, Oranges, Papaya, Pineapples,Cherries, Grapefruit, Lemons, Plums. Sweet fruits
Dried fruits, Apples, Pears, Jamun, Sugar cane, Cranberry, Watermelon

Grains / Pulses

Appropriate Inappropriate
Oats, Rice, Wheat(Prefer whole cooked grains), Black gram
Brown rice, Corn, Millet, Rye, Bajra, Jawar, Moong, Bengal grams, Kidney beans, Green and Black peas

Spices

Appropriate Inappropriate
Coriander seeds, Mint, Cardamom, Cumin seeds, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Asafetida, Nutmeg 
Coriander seeds, Mint, Cardamom, Cumin seeds, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Asafetida, Nutmeg 

Others

Appropriate Inappropriate
Ghee, Dairy products, Hot cereal and Soups
Crackers, Frozen foods, Raw vegetables, Salads

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