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 VATA

To balance Vata in body, in general prefer Sweet, Sour and Salty tastes. Minimize pungent, bitter, and astringent tastes.

 

Favor

Reduce or Avoid

Summary

Sweet, Sour and Salty tastes
Warm food and drinks

Minimize pungent, bitter and astringent tastes.

Dried Food, Junk Food, Cold Food, Frozen Food, Large Beans.

Fruits

All sweet fruits like Sweet Apples, Figs, Fresh Dates, Bananas, Mangos, Raisins

 

Vegetables

 
Cooked vegetables, Asparagus, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Onion, Beans, Sprouts, Limit Leafy Greens
 

 

Grains

Rice, Wheat
 

Legumes

Moderate quantities of any beans, Moong beans, Pigeon Peas

 

Dairy

Milk, Fresh Cheese, Butter, Ghee(clarified butter), Cream, Sour Cream

 

Oils (unrefined)

Sesame, Sunflower, Olive, Peanut

 

Herbs & Spices

Black Pepper, Coriander, Clove, Asafetida, Garlic, Ginger, Turmeric

 

Nuts

Soaked in water, Moderate quantities of Pumpkin and Sesame Seeds are fine
 

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

Composed of the space and air elements, the vata dosha is responsible for all movement in the body. When vata is out of balance, you might start to feel spaced out and ungrounded, anxious and have difficulty sleepy, or have issues with digestion. Herbs with grounding, warming and calming properties will help balance this. We recommend taking the Vata Balancing Herbal Supplements daily for the next 30 Days (1 tablet of each herb morning and evening after meals).

Vata Balancing Kit

$44.97  $38.22

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

Brahmi – Improves mental functions such as cognition, concentration, and retention of new information.*
Ashwagandha – Known as the vitality herb and used to both energize the body and calm the nervous system.
Harithaki – Supports a healthy gastrointestinal system.*