Ayurveda —Foods To Avoid For Kapha 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.
Once you’ve determined your dosha, you will have a better idea of how to care for your combination and live a healthier, more balanced life.
Qualities of Kapha
Physically they are static. They love sitting and doing nothing.
Emotionally they are deeply attached in love and relationships.
Mentally they are cloudy in the mornings and require coffee.
Spiritually they are compassionate and forgiving.
Congestion in the chest and sinuses
Excessive sleep, laziness.
If you find yourself with a Kapha imbalance, avoid these foods until you are able to pacify Kapha or eliminate forever. For the purposes of keeping it simple in this article, I will only cover fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and legumes.
FRUITS to avoid:
*Sweet and sour fruits
VEGETABLES to avoid:
*Sweet and juicy veggies
Olives (black or green)
NUTS to avoid:
GRAINS to avoid:
Bread (with yeast)
Rice (brown and white)
LEGUMES to avoid:
If you find yourself with symptoms of an imbalanced Kapha, avoid these foods and check out the Recommended Foods For Kapha Dosha. Soon, you’ll be on your way towards balanced healing.
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