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Tastes: Increased by Bitter Pungent Astringent
Season: Accumulates in June and aggravates in Rainy season.
Avoid too much fasting/dieting.
Overuse of Melon – Increases V& K so add Fennel, Clove and Black Pepper.
Even if Meats / High Protein are properly digested, long term use always increases VATA, since residue of protein digestion add to body's nitrogenous waste burden
VP should be cautious of spices – fennel, Asafoetida, Mustard seeds, (avoid coriander)
V people are prone to addiction
PUMPKIN SEEDS ARE BRAIN TONIC
NO CAFFEINE AND NO SUGAR.
Seasons: Accumulates in Rainy Aggravates – October
Pacified -Sweet Bitter Astringent
Aggravated - Sour, Salty, Pungent
Should Avoid Meat, Eggs, Sour, Salty, Pungent, foods and Alcohol. All these substances augment Pitta's naturally aggressive and compulsive tendencies
Grains, fruits, and vegetables cool the pitta heat and should form the majority of pitta diet.
Meats – Chicken, Turkey
Legumes – Small Amounts, Except – red and Yellow
Best – Black Lentils, chickpeas, moong beans and Tofu
Oil – Large – Coconut
Small – Almond / Flaxseed Oil
Dairy – Milk, unsalted butter, Ghee
No yogurt. If you need to have yogurt add Cinnamon/ coriander.
Sweeteners – Relived by sweets ( no Molasses)
Spices – Cardamon, Cinnamon, coriander, fennel, turmeric, and a small amount of cumin and black pepper.
Banana- Even though sweet and reportedly help cure ulcers, they have a sour post digestive property and should not be eaten regularly by P-type
Aggravated-Sweet Sour salty Pacified-Bitter Pungent Astringent
Low fat low carbs
Fasting is good
Meats – Baked, Roasted, Broil – no Frying
Avoid – Black lentils, Kidney bean, soybean
Best – Black bean, moong, pinto, red lentil
Nuts – Do not team
Sunflower and pumpkin seeds ( occasionally)
Oils – best avoided
Almond, corn, sunflower, saffron
Dairy – Goats milk
Sweetness –K Increased by sweets so rather avoid
Use Raw honey only.
Spices – All spices
Ginger and Garlic best
Black tea is good
Coffee occasionally acceptable.