Nutritional Guidelines for Vata Types

Monday, 23. March 2020

Nutritional Guidelines for Vata Types

Learn about what types of fruits and vegetables Vata dosha types should eat, or what they should avoid.

The guidelines listed in this table are of a general nature. It may be necessary to make individual adjustments if you have food allergies. Compliance with these guidelines also always depends on the season, the degree of the dosha's dominance and the strength of your Agni.

Please Note: Always seek medical advice before you radically change your eating habits. This nutritional guide is for information only and is not intended to be used to treat an illness, to alleviate symptoms or to prevent them from occurring.

Guidelines

Vata types should generally eat sweet fruits, but avoid dried fruits. They should always eat cooked vegetables but avoid frozen, raw and dried vegetables.

Legend:

* = okay in moderation

Fruit

Vegetables

Eat

Avoid

Eat

Avoid

Pineapples

Applesauce

Apricots

Avocados

Bananas

Berries

Strawberries

Figs (fresh)

Grapefruits

Cherries

Kiwis

Coconuts

Limes

Mangos

Melons

Oranges

Papayas

Plums

Plums (soaked)

Peaches

Rhubarb

Raisins (soaked)

Tamarind

Grapes

Lemons

Apples (raw)

Pears

Cranberries

Figs (dried)

Pomegranate

Plums (dried)

Raisins (dried)

Watermelon

Leafy greens *

Cauliflower*

Daikon radish *

Peas (cooked)

Fennel (anise)

Green beans

Green chillies

Cucumber

Carrots

Garlic

Cabbage (cooked)

Lettuce *

Coriander

Pumpkin

Leeks

Okra

Olives, black

Parsnips

Parsley*

Radishes (cooked)

Beets

Mustard green *

Asparagus

Spinach (cooked) *

Spinach (raw) *

Sweet potatoes

Jerusalem artichoke *

Onions (cooked) *

Artichokes

Bitter melon

Cauliflower (raw)

Broccoli

Kale

Prickly pear (fruit & leaves)

Potatoes, white

Burdock root

Cabbage (raw)

Kohlrabi

Dandelion greens

Corn (fresh)

Aubergines

Horseradish

Olives, green

Paprika, sweet and spicy

Radishes (raw)

Brussels sprouts

Beets

Beet green

Celery

Tomatoes (cooked)

Wheatgrass sprouts

Onions, raw