Ayurveda —Foods To Avoid For Vata Imbalance
**If you already know about the doshas, you can skip this part…
In Ayurvedic medicine, everyone has a specific dosha that determines the kinds of foods, activities and lifestyle that is best suited for their unique combination.
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 multitaskers, although a bit scattered.
Spiritually they are sensitive, clairvoyant and with a powerful imagination.
Lower Back Pain
Imbalanced Nervous System
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.
To keep it conscious and kind, I will only cover fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and legumes.
FRUITS to avoid:
*Most dried fruit
VEGETABLES to avoid:
*Any frozen, raw or dried veggies
Potatoes (Sweet Potatoes, ok!)
Peppers (Sweet and hot)
NUTS to avoid:
All nuts are great for Vata.
Oily, fatty and yum-diddlee-umptious!
GRAINS to avoid:
Bread (with yeast)
Oat/Wheat Bran (unless it’s cooked)
LEGUMES to avoid:
If you find yourself suffering from a Vata disorder, avoid these foods and refer to Recommended Foods For Vata Dosha.
With extra care and attention, you’ll soon be on your way towards balanced healing.
Want some tridoshic options that’s balancing for everyone?
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2. Lad, Usha, and Vasant Lad. Ayurvedic cooking for self-Healing. The Ayurvedic Press, 2016
4. Immel, John. “School of Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion.” Ayurvedic Diet & Recipes, www.joyfulbelly.com/.