KAPHA FOODS

Mar 08, 2015

by ANN HOLADAY | in AYURVEDA AND FOOD AS MEDICINE


FOODS TO PACIFY KAPHA - BITTER, ASTRINGENT, PUNGENT - YES

FOODS TO AVOID - SWEET, SOUR, SALTY - NO

 


Kapha Animal Foods - Yes

Chicken & turkey (dark meat), Eggs (not cooked with fat), Rabbit

Kapha Animal Foods - No

Beef, Seafood, Duck, Shrimp, Freshwater Fish, Lamb, Venison, Pork

 


Kapha Beverages - Yes

Aloe Vera Juice, Apple Juice, Apricot Juice, Berry Juice, Caffeine, Carob, Carrot Juice, Carrot- Ginger Juice, Cherry Juice, Coffee, Fig Shake, Hot Spiced Goat Milk, Grain Teas, Grape Juice, Mango Juice, Vegetable Juice, Peach Nectar, Pear Juice, Pomegranate Juice, Pungent Teas, Prune Juice, Soy Milk (spiced & warm), Low salt vegetable bouillon

Kapha Beverages - No

Almond, Banana Shake, Smoothie, Carbonated Drinks, Icy Cold Drinks, Sour Juices & Teas, Alcohol in excess, Coconut milk & chocolate, Date Shake & Smoothie, Grapefruit Juice, Highly Salted Drinks, Lemonade, Licorice Tea, Miso Broth, Orange Juice, Papaya Juice, Soy Milk Cold, Tomato Juice, V-8 Juice

 


Kapha Condiments - Yes

Black Pepper, Chili Pepper, Coriander leaves, Dalkon Radish, Ghee, Ginger, Horseradish, Lettuce, Mint leaves, Mustard, Onions, Radish, Sprouts

Kapha Condiments - No

Black Sesame seeds, Coconut, Cottage Cheese, Grated Cheese, Kelp, Ketchup, Lemon & Lime Pickle, Mango Chutney, Mayonnaise, Papaya Chutney, Pickles, Salt, Seaweeds* well rinsed, Sesame Seeds, Soy Sauce, Yogurt

 


Kapha Dairy - Yes

Ghee, Goats Milk, Diluted Yogurt 1 to 4 parts water

Kapha Dairy - No

Butter, All Cheeses, Buttermilk, Cows Milk, Ice Cream, Sour Cream, Yogurt

 


Kapha Fruits - Yes

Apples, Apricots, Berries, Cherries, Cranberries, Figs (dry), Mango, Peaches, Pears, Persimmon, Pomegranate, Prunes, Quince, Raisins, Strawberries

Kapha, Fruits - No

Sweet & Sour Fruits, Avocado, Bananas, Coconut, Dates, Figs (fresh), Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Melon, Oranges, Papaya, Pineapple, Plums, Rhubarb, Soursop, Watermelon

 


Kapha, Grains - Yes

Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Corn, Granola (low fat), Millet, Oats (dry), Oat bran, Quinoa, Rice (basmati), Rice cakes, Rye, Wheat Bran

Kapha, Grains - No

Oats (cooked), Rice (brown), Rice (white), Wheat



Herb Teas - Yes

Burdock, Catnip, Chamomile, Chicory, Chrysanthemum, Cinnamon, Cloves, Corn Silk, Dandelion, Elder Flower, Eucalyptus, Fenugreek, Ginger, Hawthorne, Hibiscus, Hops, Ginseng, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper berries, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lemon Grass, Mormon Tea, Nettle, Orange peel, Osha, Passionflower, Pennyroyal, Peppermint, Raspberry, Red Clover, Rose Flowers, Saffron, Sage, Sarsaparilla, Sassafras, Spearmint, Strawberry Leaves, Violet, Wild Ginger, Wintergreen, Yarrow, Yerba Mate, Spirulina

Herb Teas - No 

Ajwain, Alfalfa, Barley, Basil, Blackberry, Borage, Dilute Fruit Juices 1:1, Drink in moderation, Comfrey, Licorice, Lotus, Marshmallow, Oat Straw, Red Zinger, Rosehips

 


Kapha Legumes - Yes

Aduki beans, Black Beans, Black-eyed peas, Chana dahl, Garbanzo beans, Lima Beans Kala Chana, Navy Beans, Pinto Beans, Red Lentils, Hot Soy Milk, Split Peas, Beans, Hot tofu, Tur Dahl, White Beans

Kapha Legumes - No

Black Lentils, Mung Beans, Kidney beans common lentils, Soy Beans, Cold Soy Milk, Soy Flour, Soy Powder, Tempeh, Cold Tofu

 


Kapha Nuts - No

Almonds, Black Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Cashew nuts, Coconut, English Walnuts, Filberts, Macadamia nuts, Peanuts, Pecans, Pine Nuts , Pistachios

 


Kapha Oils - Yes

Almond, Corn, Sunflower

Kapha, Oils - No

Avocado, Apricot, Coconut, Olive, Safflower, Sesame, Soy, Walnut

 


Kapha Seeds - Yes

Chia, Flax, Pumpkin, Sunflowers 

Kapha Seeds - No

Psyllium, Sesame

 


Kapha Spices - Yes

Ajwan, Allspice, Anise, Asafoetida, Basil, Bay Leaf, Black Pepper, Caraway, Cardamom, Cayenne, Cinnamon, Cloves, Coriander, Cumin, Dill, Fennel, Fenugreek, Garlic, Ginger, Horse radish, Mace, Marjoram, Mint, Mustard Seeds, Neem Leaves, Nutmeg, Onion, Orange peel, Oregano, Paprika, Parsley, Peppermint, Pippali, Poppy Seed, Rosemary, Rose water, Saffron, Sage, Savory, Spearmint, Star Anise, Tarragon, Thyme, Turmeric, Vanilla, Wintergreen

Kapha Spices - No

Almond Extract, Tamarind

 


Kapha Sweeteners - Yes

Raw honey. Fruit Juices, Esp. Apple & Pear

Kapha Sweeteners - No

Barley Malt Syrup, Brown rice syrup, Fructose, Jaggery, Maple Syrup, Molasses, Sucanet, Sugar Cane Juice, White Sugar

 


Kapha Vegetables - Yes

Asparagus, Beets, Beet Greens, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Burdock Root, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Fresh Corn, Dalkon Radishes, Eggplant, Fenugreek Greens, Garlic, Green Beans, Horse Radish, Artichoke, Jicama, Leafy Greens, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes (white), Radish, Scallopini Squash, Spinach, Sprouts, Summer Squash,Turnips, Turnip Greens, Watercress, Yellow Crookneck Squash

Kapha Vegetables - No

Acorn Squash, Artichoke, Butternut Squash, Cucumber, Olives (black & green), Parsnip, Potatoes (sweet), Pumpkin, Rutabagas, Spaghetti Squash, Tomatoes, Winter Squash, Zucchini   

 


To aid digestion:-

Mix , 1TBS Ginger Powder, 1TBS Cumin, 1TBS Coriander, 2TBS Mint Powder, 2TBS Fennel, Take 1tsp after meals


According To Ayurveda - Ann Holaday

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