Eating for your dosha is important to maintain your health. Eating for your Dosha can help you maintain a healthy weight and prevent you from getting sick. When Kapha is unbalanced, this can lead to water retention and digestive problems, weight gain and candida.





Imbalanced Qualities:

  • Cold, Moist, Heavy, Oily, Stable

Qualities You Need:

  • Hot, Dry, Light, Rough, Mobile

Tastes to Love:

  • Pungent, Bitter, Astringent

Foods to Love:

  • GRAINS: Barley, basmati rice, quinoa, buckwheat, corn • DAIRY: Goat milk
  • SWEETENERS: Raw Honey* Never cook honey
  • OILS: Flaxseed, Mustard, Sunflower, Sesame
  • FRUITS: Dried fruits, apples, cherries, cranberries, grapefruit, pomegranate
  • VEGETABLES: Sprouts, artichoke, asparagus, green beans, peppers, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, mustard greens, onions, potatoes, seaweed, turnips
  • NUTS & SEEDS: Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds
  • MEATS: Dark meat poultry, rabbit, sh (limit consumption 2-3x a week)
  • LEGUMES: Mung beans, lentils, split peas
  • SPICES: Garlic, ginger, pepper, cumin, coriander, cloves, fenugreek, sa ron, turmeric

Tastes to Avoid:

  • Sweet, Sour, Salty

 Foods to Avoid:

  • GRAINS: Oats, rice, whole wheat
  • DAIRY: Butter, buttermilk, cheese, cream cheese, cottage cheese, ice cream, sour cream, yogurt
  • SWEETENERS: Re ned sugar, maple syrup, molasses, brown sugar
  • OILS: Almond, avocado, castor, coconut, olive, peanut
  • FRUITS: Sweet fruits like avocado, banana, berries, melons, coconut, dates, mango, peaches, pears, plums, watermelon
  • VEGETABLES: Beets, cucumber, eggplant, zucchini, water chestnut
  • NUTS & SEEDS: Almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, coconuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, peanuts, walnuts
  • MEATS: Beef, duck, lamb, venison, pork, shell sh • LEGUMES: Chickpeas and lentils
  • SPICES: Salt
  • Avoid over hydrating and drinking excess water – a good rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces throughout the day. (ex. 150 lb person should drink 75 oz of water throughout the day)

*Digestive tip for stimulating appetite: Ginger Pickle 

  • Chew on a slice of fresh ginger soaked in fresh lime juice (avoid salt for Kapha dispositions)