Ayurveda — Recommended Foods For Pitta Dosha


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 Pitta
Physically they are hot, as in, they have high body temperatures.
Emotionally they are angry with strong feelings of hate and irritable.
Mentally they are sharp with memory and understanding. 
Spiritually they are good at affecting, reaching people.
Pitta Disorders
Heartburn, acid reflux, nausea, and ulcers.
Spreading of acne or rash. 
Inflammation in the body.
Diarrhea, hemmorhoids.
Excess urine and sweat
Hunger and excess thirst.

If you find yourself with a Pitta imbalance, EAT THESE FOODS to pacify Pitta. 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 eat:

*Most sweet fruit
- Apples (sweet)
- Applesauce
- Apricots (sweet)
- Avocado
- Berries (sweet)
- Cherries (sweet)
- Coconut
- Dates
- Figs
- Grapes
- Limes
- Mangoes (ripe)
- Melons
- Oranges
- Papaya
- Pears
- Pineapple (sweet)
- Pomegranates
- Prunes
- Raisins
- Strawberries
- Watermelon

VEGETABLES to eat:

*Sweet and bitter tastes
- Artichokes
- Asparagus
- Beets (cooked)
- Bitter Melon
- Broccoli
- Brussel Sprouts
- Cabbage
- Carrots (cooked or raw)
- Cauliflower
- Celery 
- Cilantro
- Cucumber
- Dandelion Greens
- Fennel 
- Green Beans
- Jerusalem Artichoke
- Kale
- Leafy Greens
- Leeks (cooked)
- Lettuce
- Mushrooms
- Okra
- Olives (black)
- Onions (cooked)
- Parsley
- Parsnips
- Peas
- Peppers (sweet)
- Potatoes
- Pumpkin
- Radishes (cooked)
- Rutabaga
- Spaghetti Squash
- Sprouts 
- Squash 
- Taro Root
- Watercress
- Zucchini

NUTS to eat:

- Almonds (soaked and peeled)
- Charole
- Coconut

GRAINS to eat:

- Amaranth 
- Barley 
- Cereal, dry 
- Cous Cous
- Crackers
- Durham Flour
- Granola
- Oat Bran
- Oats (cooked)
- Pancakes
- Pasta
- Quinoa
- Rice (basmati, wild, white)
- Rice Cakes
- Seitan (wheat meat)
- Spelt
- Sprouted Wheat Bread
- Tapioca
- Wheat
- Wheat Bran

LEGUMES to eat:

- Aduki Beans
- Black Beans
- Black Eyed Peas
- Chick Peas
- Kidney Beans
- Lentils (brown and red)
- Lima Beans
- Mung Beans
- Mung Dal
- Navy Beans
- Peas (dried)
- Pinto Beans
- Soy Beans
- Split Peas


If you find yourself with a high, off-balanced Pitta or happen to be suffering from a Pitta disorder. Eat these foods and you’ll be on your way towards balanced healing.

Want some tridoshic options that’s balancing for everyone? Stay tuned for my next post and find out.

Check out these other articles: 
Foods To Avoid For Pitta Dosha
Recommended Foods For Vata Dosha
Tridoshic Foods For All Doshas

*Special thanks to Dr. Lad and The Ayurvedic Institute who’s research made this article possible.