Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Vata, Pitta and Kapha Pacifying Food

Grains White and brown basmati rice, wheat, barley, amaranth, oats and quinoa
Legumes Mung beans, aduki beans, split yellow mung dal, red and yellow split pea and uraddal All these should be cooked to a soft consistency
Fruits Sweet and sour tastes, like grapes, lemons, pears, bananas, sweet oranges, dates, figs, apples (preferably cooked, avocados, berries and a small amount of raisins
Vegetables Sweet vegetables, like zucchini, beets, cauliflower, leeks, carrots, asparagus, cilantro, fenshel and a small amount of garlic, green beans, green chilies, okra, parsnips, pumpkins and radishes (preferably cooked)
Spices Avoid using hot, pungent, drying spices. Use fresh spices like ginger root, cilantro, cumin, coriander and fenshel seeds, turmeric and asafetida.
Dairy Fresh, whole, unhomogenized milk, ghee and a small amount of butter


Pitta Pacifying Food

Grains White and brown basmati rice, wheat, barley, oat bran, oats, wheat and wheat bran
Legumes Yellow mung dal, split red and yellow peas, a small amount of aduki beans and soy products.  All these should be cooked to a soft consistency.
Fruits Sweet fruits, such as apples, berries, coconuts, dates, figs, avocados, sweet melons, plums and pomegranates
Vegetables Asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, cucumber, cooked onions, sweet potatoes, sprouts, squash and a small amount of okra and cauliflower
Spices Cooling spices, like licorice, cardamom, coriander seeds, cilantro, fennel seeds, fresh basil, dill, turmeric and a small amount of cumin and fresh ginger
Dairy Fresh ghee and fresh, whole unhomogenized  milk
Nuts Sunflower seeds and almonds in moderate amounts
Oils Coconut, sunflower, canola and a small amount of sesame


Kapha Pacifying Food

Grains Barley, buckwheat, couscous, millet, muesli, oats, oat bran and a small amount of wheat
Legumes Most beans, peas and dal l.  Avoid soy products
Fruits Apples, berries, cranberries, pomegranates, dried fruits and a small amount of strawberries
Vegetables Asparagus, beets, bitter melons, broccoli, beet greens, cabbage, garlic, green beans, fennel, carrot, kale, horseradish, leafy greens, leeks, lettuce, okra, cooked onions, spinach, sprouts, squash, turnip and a small amount of artichoke, burdock root and brussel sprouts
Spices Hot spices, like pepper, chilies, ginger, cinnamon, clove, fenugreek and bay leaves
Dairy A very small amount of dairy; goat milk and ghee in moderation
Nuts A small amount of almonds
Oils A small amount of olive, corn and canola


Tridosa Balancing Food

Grains White and brown basmati rice, wheat, quinoa, barley
Legumes mung  dal, yellow mung dal , red lentils, aduki
Fruits Cooked apple, pear, papayas, black raisins, banana, mango and oranges in moderation.  Always eat fruit by itself.
Vegetables Spinach, zucchini, brocoli, cauliflower, cabbage, asparagus, sweet potatoes, carrots, leafy greens, steam, boil, bake or stir-fry the vegetables
Salads Fresh, green salad with sesame oil and lemon juice dressing and spices of choice
Spices Fresh ginger root, turmeric, coriander seeds and leaves, cumin seeds, licrorice, fennel seeds, cardamom, cinnamon, fresh basil, mustard seeds and hing (asafetida)
Salts In moderation mineral salts, black salt or rock salt
Sweeteners In moderation uncooked honey, maple syrup, sucanat (dried sugarcane juice)
Nuts & Seeds In moderation blanched almonds, unsweetened coconut, sesame and pumpkin seeds
Oils Ghee, sesame, olive, sunflower, flax seed, canola
Breads Unleavened, unfermented breads, wheat and corn tortillas and chapatti
Beverages Warm herbal teas or grain beverages, plenty of water (unrefrigerated)


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