As a Vata, managing the your dosha is very important to maintaining your physical and mental health. When Vata is unbalanced, this can lead to constipation, gas, and excessive worry and anxiety. The following tips can help keep those with a Vata Dosha to stay in balance.



Imbalanced Qualities:

  • Cold, Light, Dry, Rough, Mobile

Qualities You Need:

  • Hot, Oily, Heavy, Smooth, Stable

Tastes to Love:

  • Sweet, Sour, Salty

Foods to Love: 

  • GRAINS: cooked oats, quinoa, rice, wheat, buckwheat
  • DAIRY: Butter, buttermilk, milk, sour cream, yogurt
  • SWEETENERS: Raw honey, jaggery, maple syrup, molasses, raw sugar
  • OILS: Almond, ghee, sesame
  • FRUITS: Baked apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, berries, melons, cherries, cranberries, coconut, figs, citrus, peaches, pears, pineapple, plums, dates
  • VEGETABLES: Beets, carrots, leeks, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsnips, shallots, squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, water chestnuts
  • NUTS & SEEDS: Almonds
  • MEATS: Dark meat poultry, lamb, duck, pork, seafood, venison, eggs, beef bone broth
  • LEGUMES: Mung beans
  • SPICES: Anise, basil, bay leaf, caraway, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, cumin, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, mustard, nutmeg, oregano, pepper, mint, sage, rosemary, turmeric, hingvastak, trikatu

Tastes to Avoid:

  • Pungent, Bitter, Astringent

Foods to Avoid: 

  • GRAINS: Buckwheat, corn, dry oats (granola), polenta, rye
  • DAIRY: Ice cream, frozen yogurt
  • SWEETENERS: refined sugar
  • OILS: safflower
  • FRUITS: Dried fruits
  • VEGETABLES: Sprouts, asparagus, cabbage, raw vegetables, snow peas
  • NUTS & SEEDS: Peanuts, cashews
  • MEATS: white meat poultry, shellfish
  • LEGUMES: Aduki beans, black beans, chickpeas, Fava beans, kidney beans, lentils, soybeans, pinot beans

*Digestive Tip for bloating and indigestion: Black Pepper  

  • Add a light seasoning of black pepper onto your meals before consuming