Eating For Your Body Type

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Follow these dietary plans for your primary Dosha to help maintain a mind-body balance!


Favor – sweet, salty, and sour foods
Eat – warm, oily, or heavy foods
Minimize – cold and raw foods
Add these herbs – basil, pepper, bay, cinnamon, citrus, cloves, frankincense, lavender, pine, sage, and vanilla

Excessive consumption of bitter, astringent and spicy foods contribute to vata imbalance, instead stick to:

  • Boiled or steamed starchy vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini and leafy vegtables)

  • Ripe fruits

  • Warm milk (In moderation)

  • Soupy grains (rice, wheat)

  • Tea: chamomile, fennel, ginger, liquorice, lemon



Favor – sweet, bitter, astringent tastes
Reduce – hot and spicy foods
Add these herbs – sandalwood, jasmine, mint, lavender, fennel, and chamomile, peppermint, curry leaves,

Excessive alcohol or hot, spicy, oily, fried, salty, and fermented foods can cause a pitta imbalance, instead stick to:

  • Boiled, steamed, raw vegetables

  • Sweet fruits

  • Moderate amounts of dairy

  • Soupy grains (rice, barley, oats)

  • Tea: fennel, chamomile, peppermint, spearmint, red clover



Favor – pungent, bitter, astringent tastes
Minimize – heavy foods, salt, and dairy products
Add these herbs – stimulating aromas, including cloves, cinnamon, juniper, and marjoram

Excessive food consumption can contribute to a kapha imbalance, so make sure to stick to a light, warm, low-fat diet of pungent, bitter, and astringent foods like:

  • Boiled, steamed, raw vegetables

  • Ripe fruits (except banana)

  • Fat-free buttermilk (limit all other dairy)

  • Grains (corn, millet, rye, oats, barley)

  • Strong spices (pepper, paprika, salt, garlic, basil, cloves, allspice, fennel, mustard, turmeric, cumin, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, black pepper)

  • Honey instead of sugar

  • Tea: cinnamon, fenugreek, peppermint, raspberry

Give these dietary suggestions a try to keep your primary Dosha balanced!

NuPowerYoga Team