Food for Pitta

Food to balance Pitta

In the following chart you can find out which sources of food -vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts and seeds, oils and spices - that you need to add to or reduce in to your diet if your PDE is Pitta. 

Since some of the items can change their natural qualities during the process of cooking, even though something generally is not good for a specific domination, with the right cooking and the combination of spices, it can be used in a moderate level, which I have marked with ‘*’ (star) sign. While a single star after an item indicates the use of that item in a moderate level, double ‘**’ (stars) after an item indicates use only when properly cooked with the right spices. After a few items you can also see three ‘* **’ (stars) with a space after the first star, which means that you can use that item in a moderate level when it is properly prepared. 

If you are looking for a food list in Swedish I can recommend my books Ayurveda - Traditional kunskap for en modern livsstil or Maten från min by.

For a printable version click here.

Pitta Favour

VEGETABLES 

Sprouts (mild)

Artichoke

Arugula

Brussel sprout

Bell pepper

Bok Choy

Broccoli,

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Celery

Leek (cooked)

Cucumber

Asparagus

Fennel

Jerusalem Artichoke

Kale

Lettuce

Mushroom*

Olives (black)

Leafy greens (mild)

Potato

Zucchini

Rutabaga*

Parsnip 

Squash

Sweet potato

Bitter melon

Dandelion greens

Okra

Taro root 

Ash gourd

Snake gourd 

Ivy gourd 

Ridge gourd 

Bottle gourd

Chayote squash*

Chinese potato* 

Cassava


FRUIT

Apple (sweet)

Apricot (sweet)

Apricot (sweet) 

Berry (sweet)

Black berry (ripe)*

Black/red/purple grape (sweet)

Blue berry (ripe)

Cherry (sweet)

Coconut 

Date

Fig

Guava

Lime*

Mango (ripe)

Melon

Orange (sweet)*

Pear

Pineapple (ripe)

Plum (sweet)

Pomegranate

Prune

Raisin

Strawberry*

Watermelon 


GRAINS

Amaranth

Barly

Couscous

Durham flour

Oats (cooked)

Quinoa*

Rice (Basmati)

Rice (white)

Spelt

Wheat*


LEGUMES

Aduki beans*

Black beans

Black-eye peas

Chickpeas

Green beans

Kidney beans 

Lima beans*

Mung beans

Mung dhal 

Navy beans

Peas 

Pinto beans

Soy beans

White beans


NUTS & SEEDS

Almond* (soaked & peeled)

Corn (popped without salt)

Flax seed

Hemp seed*

Psyllium

Pumpkin seed*

Sunflower seed


OIL

Almond oil*

Avocado oil*

Canola oil

Coconut oil

Primrose oil

Soybean oil

Sunflower oil

Walnut oil*


SPICES & HERBS

Basil* (fresh)

Caraway*

Cardamom*

Cilantro

Cinnamon*

Clove*

Coriander powder

Cumin

Dill

Fennel

Ginger* (fresh)

Mint

Neem leaf*

Parsley

Saffron*

Tarragon*

Turmeric

Vanilla *

Pitta Avoid/Reduce

VEGETABLES 

Aubergine*

Beetroot (raw)

Beetroot (cooked)*

Burdock root

Carrot (raw)

Carrot (cooked)*

Chard

Chili

Corn* (fresh)

Daikon radish

Drumstick 

Elephant foot yam

Horseradish

Kohlrabi*

Leek (raw)

Mustard greens 

Olive (green)

Onion (cooked)*

Onion (raw)

Papaya*

Pumpkin*

Radish

Spinach (raw)

Spinach* (cooked)

Sprouts (pungent) 

Sundried tomato

Tomato

Turnip

Watercress*

Yam*


FRUIT

Apples (sour)

Apricot (sour)

Banana*

Berry (sour)

Cherry (sour)

Cranberry

Grapefruit

Green grapes (sour)

Kiwi*

Lemon*

Lingonberry*

Mango (less ripe)

Orange (sour)

Papaya*

Peach

Persimmon

Pineapple (less ripe)

Plum (sour)

Raspberry*

Rhubarb

Tamarind (sour)


GRAINS

Buckwheat

Corn

Millet

Oats (dry)

Polenta*

Rice* (brown)

Rye

LEGUMES

Lentils*

Split pigeon peas 

NUTS & SEEDS

Almond

Brazilnut

Cashew

Chia seeds*

Hazelnut

Macadamia

Macadamia nut 

Peanut

Pecan

Pinenut

Pistachios

Sesameseed

Walnut


OIL

Apricot oil

Corn oil

Flaxseed oil*

Mustard oil

Olive oil*

Peanut oil

Safflower oil

Sesame oil


SPICES & HERBS

Ajwan

Allspice

Anise

Asafoetida

Basil (dry)

Bay leaf

Black pepper*

Cayenne

Curry leaves*

Fenugreek

Garlic

Ginger (dry)

Long pepper 

Mace

Marjoram

Mustard seed

Nutmeg

Oregano

Paprika

Paprika powder 

Rosemary*

Sage

Salt*

Star anise

Thyme

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