dietary guidelines

  • Eat in a cool and peaceful place with a calm mind.
  • Eat only when you feel hungry (after previous meal has been digested)
  • Include as many “Satvik” foods in your diet ad possible. Satvik foods are fresh, pure, and typically vegetarian foods with mild flavors. These dietary choices are said to be “Life-Giving”, and to enhance energy (prana) and vitality (ojas).
  • Avoid drinking water immediately before and after a meal, as it diminishes digestive fire (agni).

RECOMMENDED FOOD TO BALANCE KAPHA

To balance Kapha in body, in general prefer Pungent, Bitter and Astringent tastes. Minimize sweet, sour, and salty tastes. Avoid large quantities of food, especially at night.

 

Favor

Reduce or Avoid

Summary

Pungent, Bitter and Astringent tastes
Lighter diet; dry, warm food and warm drinks

Minimize sweet, sour, and salty tastes.

Sweets, Dairy Product (except Buttermilk & Milk), Cake, Chocolate, Pastries, Cold Drinks

Fruits

All fruits in moderate quantities

 

Vegetables

 
All leafy greens, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Radishes, Peas, Wheatgrass, Sprouts
 

 

Grains

Barley, Ragi, Corn, Oats, Millet
 

Legumes

Any beans, Lentils, Soy

 

Dairy

Butter Milk, Goat Milk

 

Oils (unrefined)

Sesame, Mustard, Moderate quantities of olive

 

Herbs & Spices

Ajwain, Asafetida, Basil, Clove, Cumin, Curry Leaves, Garlic, Ginger, Fenugreek, Pepper, Pippali, Turmeric

 

Nuts

Very small quantities of nuts
Sunflower and flax seeds okay
 

DISCLAIMER: Guidelines provided in this table are general recommendations based on Ayurveda. Specific adjustments based on the individual may need to be made, e.g., food allergies, strength of agni, season of the year and degree of dosha predominance or aggravation. Before making any changes to your diet, it is recommended that you check with an ayurvedic vaidya.

Recommended herbal supplements

Kapha represents water and earth and is responsible for maintaining the structure and lubrication of the mind-body physiology. When kapha becomes excessive, you might experience congestion, sinus problems, weight gain and tiredness. Herbs that have light, heating and aromatic qualities help keep kapha balanced. We recommend taking the Kapha Balancing Herbal Supplements daily for the next 30 Days (1 tablet of each herb morning and evening after meals).

Kapha Balancing Kit

$45.97  $39.07

This herbal formulation has been designed and recommended by top Ayurveda practitioners. The kit contains one month supply of:

Tulasi (Tulsi) - Also known as Holy Basil, it is uniquely suited to supporting the health of the intestinal and respiratory tracts.*
Turmeric - A powerful antioxidant packed with numerous health benefits.*
Kanchanara - Helps to regulate hormones and support weight management.*