Ayurveda — Foods To Avoid For Vata Dosha

No dried fruit for Vata (unless it’s been soaked in warm water).

In Ayurvedic medicine, everyone has a specific dosha that will determine the foods, activities and lifestyle that is best suited for their combination.

These doshas are based on the elements: space, air, fire, water, and earth. and are categorized by Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. When these three doshas are in balance, mentally, spiritually, and physically, good health is experienced. When our doshas are out of balance, we begin to experience illness.

Once you’ve determined you’re dosha, you will have a better idea of how to care for your combination and live a healthier, more balanced life.

This quick Ayurvedic Intake will help you determine your unique dosha.

Qualities of Vata
Physically they are dry, light, cold and rough. 
Emotionally they are anxious, fearful, and insecure with mood swings. 
Mentally they are fast, active multi-taskers, although a bit scattered. 
Spiritually they are sensitive, clairvoyant and with a powerful imagination.
Vata Disorders
Lower Back Pain
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Imbalanced Nervous System
Painful Menstruation
Constipation and Gas 
Depression, Fear and Anxiety

If you find yourself with a Vata imbalance, avoid these foods until you are able to pacify Vata or eliminate forever. For the purposes of keeping it simple in this article, I will only cover fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and legumes. For a more in depth list, contact me!

FRUITS to avoid:

*Most dried fruit
- Pears
- Persimmons
- Pomegranates
- Watermelon
- Apples (unless they’re cooked and spiced)

VEGETABLES to avoid:

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