Food to balance Vata
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 Vata.
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.
Vata - Favour
Elephant foot yam
Green beans (cooked)
Split pigeon peas
Yellow split mung beans*
NUTS & SEEDS
SPICES & HERBS
Vata - Vermeiden & Reduzieren
Chinese potato* **
Ivy gourd *
Snake gourd *
Aduki beans* **
Black beans* **
Black-eyed peas* **
Kidney beans* **
Pinto beans* **
NUTS & SEEDS
SPICES & HERBS
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