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Diet Plan for Vata Prakriti

Everybody have his own constitution, but the Vata predominant people are those who have the qualities like instant action taking, quite activeness, but have less immunity due to which they are more susceptible to the diseases. Vata dosha is one of the Vital Energies of the body, which is composed of air and space elements.The symptoms of aggravated Vata include an irregular digestion, gas, constipation, intestinal cramps, poor assimilation and fatigue.Vata has cool property always, people with Vata prakriti like more cold, and dry foodstuffs. Generally, Generally foods which are sweet, sour, and salty in taste are good for balancing vata. Vata imbalance may result from excessive alcohol, hot spicy, fried foods, raw veggies, and fermented foods. Excessive food consumption cancontribute to vata imbalance, in generalbitter, pungent and astringent tastes.

Vata Prakriti diet charts

DIET CHART FOR VATA PRAKRITI

EARLY-MORNING

One glass of warm water + 1 tsp Fenugreek seeds

BREAKFAST

Broken wheat porridge (Veg Dalia) / Veg Semolina (veg upma) / Veg Vermicelli (Sewian) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Veg Oats / Veg Idli / Semolina pancake / Stuffed Chapatti / Chapatti with veg or Dal / Yogurt / 1- egg white part only

MID-MORNING

Fruits / Steamed salad / Coconut water / Buttermilk

LUNCH

Plain chapatti / Boiled Rice / Veg / Dal + Curd + salad

EVENING

Herbal Tea / Green tea / Rice flakes snack

PRE-DINNER

Veg / Chicken Soups (Home-made)

DINNER

Plain chapatti / Veg khichri / Boiled Rice / Veg + Dal + salad

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

Cereals to be consumed

Whole wheat, Oats, Amaranth, Quinoa, Brown rice.

Cereals to be used Limited

White refined flour, Rye, White rice, Dry oats

FRUITS

Fruits to be consumed

Cherries, Dates, Grapes, Grapefruit, Mango, Papaya, Raspberries, Figs (soaked), Apricots, Peaches, Plums, Banana (Ripe), and Apples

Fruits to be used Limited

Cranberries, Melon, Dried fruits

VEGETABLES

Vegetables to be consumed

Cooked onion, Avocado, Beets, Carrots, Cilantro, Parsley, Sweet potatoes, Green beans, Mustard, Okra, Peas (cooked), Potatoes, and Turnip (occasionally)

Vegetables to be used Limited

Raw vegetables,Cauliflower, Chard, Sprouts, Cucumber, Spinach, Brussels sprouts, Lettuce, Mushroom, Cabbage, eggplant,potato

PULSES

Pulses to be consumed

Moong Dal, Red lentil

Pulses to be used Limited

Kidney beans, Chickpeas,Pinto, Lima, Soy and Split peas

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Dairy Products to be consumed

Buttermilk, cow milk, Butter, Cream, Kefir, Yogurt, Rice kheer, Tofu

Dairy Products to be used Limited

Ice-cream, Powdered milk, Whole-milk, Full-fat yogurt, Cream cheese

SPICES

Spices to be consumed

Fennel, Cardamom, Garlic, Nutmeg, Basil, Cloves, Cumin, Salt, Turmeric, Black pepper, Cayenne, Mint, Mustard and Sea salt

Spices to be used Limited

Coriander seeds

DRINKS

Drinks to be consumed

Fruit Juices, Herbal Tea

Drinks to be avoided

Beer, Wine, Coffee, Hard alcohol, Ice cold drinks and soft drinks

FLESH FOODS

Flesh Foods to be consumed

Egg White, Fish (fresh) chicken,seafood,Turkey and shell fish (Grilled / Roasted)

Flesh Foods to be used Limited

Beef, Lamb, Pork, Red meat, mutton

SEEDS AND DRY FRUITS

Dry Fruits to be consumed

Almonds, Pine nuts, Walnuts, Cashew nuts, Macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds (All are advised to take soaked)

Dry Fruits to be used Limited

Sunflower seeds, Dry and Roasted nuts

OILS

Oils to be consumed

Cow ghee, sesame, Almond oil, Avocado oil, Butter, Olive oil, Coconut oil, Mustard oil, Peanut oil, Sunflower oil

Oils to be used Limited

Soy, Canola, flaxseed oil

SWEETENERS

Sweeteners to be consumed

Jaggery, Molasses, Non-refined sugar, Fruit sugar and Honey (raw)

Sweeteners to be used Limited

Brown sugar, White sugar and artificial sweeteners

LIFESTYLE AND DIETARY TIPS

  • Eat three meals in a day and take meals regularly.
  • Don't skip meals, especially breakfast.
  • Food should be properly cooked and served hot as it is good for balancing vata.
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