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Pitta Diet

People with a pitta dosha display an inherent fire/agni elemental character. They are of medium build, with greater muscular development than that displayed by vata. Their skin is soft and warm, and they have a lot of body heat and often perspire excessively. Their hair is thin and often reddish or blond, and they may experience premature graying, baldness or excessive hair loss. Their skin flushes easily and they often have many freckles and moles. Their skin develops acne, rashes, bruises or sunburn easily.


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Cool, sweet and juicy foods Acidic, sour, spicy, salty, oily foods


Asparagus, bell pepper, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumber, lettuce, mushroom, peas, parsnip, potato, squash, zucchini, salads

Avocado, beets, carrots, chilies, eggplant, olives, onion, pickles, radish, spinach, tomato, turnip


Apples, banana, dates, coconut, grapes, lychee, mango,melons, pomegranate

Apricots, berries, cherries, citrus fruits, cranberries, papaya, peaches, pineapple, plums rhubarb


Barley, oats, rice, wheat


Corn, millet, rye, buckwheat


All beans



Nuts & Seeds

Coconut, pumpkin and sunflower seeds


Most nuts, sesame seeds


Unsalted butter, ghee, milk, soft cheeses, buttermilk, sweet lassi

Sour cream, yogurt, hard cheeses, sour buttermilk, ice cream

Herbs & Spices

Cardamom, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, lemongrass, mint, rose, turmeric

Asafoetidea, basil, bay leaf, caraway, clove, cayenne, cinnamon, fenugreek, garlic, sage, ginger, mustard seeds, nutmeg, onion, pepper,


Coconut, sunflower, soy

Almond, corn, sesame, olive, peanut


Cool drinks, milk, water, coconut milk, fruit and vegetable juice

Carbonated drinks, hot drinks, coffee, tea, alcohol



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