Diet Guidelines for Pitta Types

Monday, 18. May 2020

Diet Guidelines for Pitta Types

The guidelines we're about to lay down are of a general nature. Each of us are different and we may need to make adjustments accordingly. You might be a pitta type with a fruit allergy to one of these fruits - it goes without saying you shouldn't eat that fruit then, right? Don't eat anything you're allergic to, no matter how highly recommended it comes, mmmmkay? Other variable conditions like your Agni strength, the season, temperature and how dominant your doshas are can also influence your food choices.

Note: before changing your eating habits, you should always talk to your doctor first. This nutritional guide is for information only and is not intended to treat diseases, relieve symptoms or prevent them from occurring.

Guidelines

Pitta types should generally eat sweet fruits. Sour fruits should be avoided. Vegetables should be sweet and bitter, and spicy vegetables should be largely avoided.

Legend:

* = okay in moderation

Fruit

Vegetables

Good

Ok

Good

OK

Pineapple (sweet)

Apples (sweet)

Apricots (sweet)

Avocados

Berries (sweet)

Pears

Figs

Pomegranates

Cherries (sweet)

Coconut

Limes *

Mangoes (ripe)

Melons

Oranges (sweet)

Papaya*

Plums

Raisins

Watermelon

Grapes (red & purple)

Pineapple (sour)

Apples (sour)

Apricots (sour)

Bananas

Berries (sour)

Cranberries

Strawberries

Grapefruit

Cherries (sour)

Kiwis

Mangoes (green)

Oranges (sour)

Peaches

Plums (sour)

Rhubarb

Tamarind

Grapes (green)

Lemons

Artichokes

Bitter melon

Leafy greens

Cauliflower

Broccoli

Peas

Fennel (anise)

Green beans

Kale

Cucumber

Carrots (cooked)

Carrots (raw) *

Potatoes, sweet and white

Cabbage

Lettuce

Coriander

Leeks (cooked)

Dandelion greens

Okra

Olives, black

Paprika (sweet)

Parsnips

Parsley

Brussels sprouts

Beets (cooked)

Celery

Jerusalem artichokes

Onions (cooked)

Eggplants / Aubergines

Daikon radish

Green chillies

Prickly pear (fruit)

Burdock roots

Garlic

Kohlrabi

Leeks (raw)

Corn (fresh)

Horseradish

Olives, green

Hot peppers

Radishes (raw)

Beets (raw)

Mustard greens

Spinach (cooked)

Beets

Beet greens

Tomatoes

Onions (raw)