VATA FOODS

Mar 08, 2015

by ANN HOLADAY | in AYURVEDA AND FOOD AS MEDICINE


FOODS TO PACIFY VATA - SWEET, SOUR, SALTY - YES

FOODS TO AVOID - BITTER, ASTRINGENT, PUNGENT - NO

 


Vata Animal Foods - Yes

Chicken & Turkey (white meat), Duck & duck eggs, Eggs, Fresh water Fish, Seafood, Shrimp

Vata Animal Foods - No

Lamb, Pork, Rabbit, Venison

 


Vata Beverages - Yes

Alcohol, Almond Rejuvenate Drink, Aloe Vera Juice, Banana Shake or smoothie,Berry Juice, Carrot & vegetable Juice, Carrot & Ginger Juice, Cherry Juice, Chocolate, Coconut Milk & Smoothies, Coffee, Hot Dairy Drinks, Date Shakes, Grain Teas, Cafix, Roma, Pero Grape Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Lemonade, Mango Juice, Miso Broth, Mixed Vegetable Juice, Hot Spiced Milk, Orange Juice, Peach Nectar, Pineapple Juice, Salted Drinks, Sour Juices and Teas, Soy Milk, well spiced

Vata Beverages - No

Apple Juice, Caffeine, Carob, Carbonated drinks, Cranberry Juice, Fig Shakes, Bernard Jensen’s, Mineral Broth & Seasoning, Icy Cold Drinks, Pear Juice, Pomegranate, Pungent Teas, Prune Juice, V-8 Juice

 


Vata Condiments - Yes

Black Pepper, Black sesame seeds ,Coconut, Grated Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Coriander, Dalkon Radish, Dulse, Garlic, Ghee, Ginger (fresh), Hijiki, Horseradish, Kelp, Lemon, Lettuce, Lime, Lime Pickle, Mango Chutney, Mango Pickle, Mayonnaise, Mint Leaves, Mustard, Onion (Cooked), Papaya Chutney, Pickles, Radish, Salt, Seaweeds, Sesame Seeds, Soy Sauce,Tamari, Yoghurt

Vata Condiments - No

Chili Peppers, Ginger (dry), Ketchup, Onion (raw), Sprouts

 


Vata Dairy - Yes

All dairy in moderation: Buttermilk, Cows milk, Hard Cheese, Soft cheese, Goat’s milk (liquid), Goat’s cheese, Ice Cream, Sour Cream, Yogurt

Vata Dairy - No

Powdered Goat Milk

 


Vata Fruits - Yes Sweet Fruits, Apricots, Avocado, Bananas, All Berries, Cherries, Coconut, Dates, Figs (fresh), Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Mango, Melon (sweet), Oranges, Papaya, Peaches, Pineapple, Plums, Raisins (soaked), Rhubarb, Soursop, Strawberries

Vata Fruits - No Dried Fruits, Apples, Cranberries, Pears, Persimmon, Pomegranate, Prunes, Quince, Watermelon

 


Vata Grains - Yes

Amaranth, Oats (cooked), All rice, Wheat, Wild Rice

Vata Grains - No

Cold, dry, puffed cereals, Barley, Buckwheat, Corn, Millet, Oats (dry), Granola, Oat Bran, Quinoa, Rice cakes, Rye , Wheat Bran (in excess)

 


Vata Herb Teas - Yes

Ajwain, Bansha (with milk), Basil, Catnip, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Cloves, Comfrey, Elder Flowers, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Fenugreek, Ginger (Fresh) (wild), Ginseng, Hawthorne, Hysopp, Juniper Berries, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lemon Grass, Licorice, Lotus, Marshmallow, Oat Straw, Orange Peel, Osha, Pennyroyal, Peppermint Raspberry, Red Zinger, Rose Flower, Rose Hips, Saffron, Sage, Sasaparilla, Sassafras, Spearmint

Herb Teas - No

Alfalfa, Barley, Blackberry, Borage, Burdock, Chrysanthemum, Cornsilk, Dandelion, Hibiscus, Hops, Jasmine, Mormon Tea, Nettle, Passion Flower, Red Clover, Strawberry, Violet, Wintergreen, Yarrow, Yerba Mate


 

Vata Legumes - Yes

In moderation, Aduki Beans, Mung Beans

Vata Legumes - No 

Chana Dal, Garbanzo Beans, Kidney, Common Lentils, Lima Beans, Navy Beans, Pinto Beans, Soy Beans, Soy Flour, Soy Powder, Split Peas, Tempeh, White Beans, Black Beans, Black-eyed peas, Black Lentils, Red Lentils, Soy Cheese, Soy Milk, Tofu, Tur Dal

 


Vata Nuts - Yes

Almonds, Black Walnuts, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Coconut, English Walnuts, Filberts/Hazelnuts, Macadamia nuts, Peanuts, Pecans, Pine nuts, Pistachios


 

Vata Seeds - Yes

Chia, Flax, Sesame, Pumpkin, Sunflower

Vata Seeds - No  Psyllium

 


Vata Spices - Yes

Ajwain, Allspice, Almond Extract, Anise, Asafoedida, Basil, Bay Leaf, Caraway, Cayenne, Cloves, Coriander, Cumin, Dill, Fennel, Fenugreek, Garlic, Ginger, Horseradish, Mace, Marjoram, Mint, Mustard Seeds, Nutmeg, Onion (cooked), Orange Peel, Oregano, Paprika, Parsley, Peppermint, Pippali, Poppy seed, Rosemary, Rose Water, Saffron, Sage, Savory, Spearmint, Star Anise, Tamarind, Tarragon, Thyme, Turmeric, Vanilla

Vata Spices - No

Neem Leaves

 


Vata Sweeteners - Yes

Barley Malt Syrup, Brown rice syrup, Fructose, Most Fruit, Juice Concentrates, Honey, Jaggery, Maple Syrup, Molasses, Sucranet, Sugar Cane Juice

Vata Sweeteners - No

White Sugar

 


Vata Vegetables - Yes  Cooked Vegetables: Acorn squash, Artichoke, Asparagus, Beets, Butternut squash, Carrots, Dalkon Radishes, Fenugreek Greens, Green Beans (well cooked), Horseradish, Leeks (cooked), Mustard Greens, Okra (cooked), Olives (black & green), Onion (cooked), Parsnip, Potato (sweet), Pumpkin, Radish, Rutabaga, Scallopini (squash), Summer Squash, Watercress, Winter squash, Yellow Crookneck Squash

Vata Vegetables - No   Frozen, dried or raw: Beet Greens, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Burdock Root, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Fresh Corn, Eggplant, Jeru Artichoke, Jicama, Kohlrabi, Leafy Greens, Lettuce, Onions (raw), Parsley, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes (white), Spaghetti Squash, Spinach, Sprouts, Tomatoes, Turnips, Turnip Greens

 


To aid digestion, mix the following, take 1teaspoon after meals.

1 TBS Ginger Powder, 1 TBS Cumin, 1 TBS Coriander, 2 TBS Mint , 2 TBS Fennel


According To Ayurveda & Yoga - Ann Holaday

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