Vata Pacifying diet Oct 1 through Feb 1
Remember, never say never and variety is the spice of life.
*Okay in moderation **okay
Generally most sweet fruits
Cooked apples, applesauce, apricots, avocado, bananas, berries, cherries, coconut, fresh dates, fresh figs, grapefruit, grapes, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, melons, oranges, papaya, peaches, pineapple, plums, soaked prunes and raisins, rhubarb, strawberries, tamarind.
Fruits to avoid
Raw apples, cranberries, dry dates and figs, pears, persimmons, pomergranates, dry raisins and prunes, watermelon
In general vegetables should be cooked
Asparagus, beets, cooked cabbage* only, carrots, cauliflower*, cilantro, cucumber, daikon radish*, fennel (anise), garlic, green beans, green chilies, Jerusalem artichoke, leafy greens*, leeks, lettuce*, mustard greens*, okra, black olives, cooked onions, parsley*, parsnips, cooked peas, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, rutabaga, spaghetti squash*, cooked spinach, sprouts, summer squash, taro root, turnip greens*, watercress, zucchini
Vegetables to avoid
Artichoke, beet greens, bitter melon, broccoli, brussel sprouts, burdock root, raw cabbage, raw cauliflower, celery, fresh corn, Dandelion leaves, eggplant, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, mushrooms, green olives, raw onions, raw peas, peppers, white potatoes, prickly pear, radish, tomatoes, turnips, wheat grass sprouts, winter squash.
Amaranth*, Durham flour, cooked oats, pancakes, quinoa, rice, seitan, sprouted wheat, wheat if your not allergic to it
Grains to avoid
Barley, buckwheat, cold dry puffed cereals, corn, couscous, crackers, granola, millet, museli, oat bran, dry oats, pasta, polenta, rice cakes, rye, sago, spelt, tapioca, wheat bran
Red Lentils, Mung beans, mung dal, soy cheese, soy milk, soy sauce, soy sausages, tofu*, tur dal, urad dal
Legumes to avoid
Aduki beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, chick peas, kidney beans, brown lentils, lima beans, miso, navy beans, dried peas, pinto beans, soy beans, soy powder, split peas, tempeh, white beans
Most dairy is good
Butter, buttermilk, hard cheese*, soft cheese, cottage cheese, cow’s milk, ghee, goat’s milk and cheese, ice cream*, sour cream*, yogurt diluted and spiced*
Dairy to avoid
Powdered cow’s milk, powdered goat milk, plain or frozen yogurt
Beef, buffalo, dark chicken, white chicken*, duck, eggs, fish, salmon, sardines, shrimp, dark turkey
Animal food to avoid
Lamb, pork, rabbit, venison, white turkey
Black pepper, mango chutney, chili peppers*, coriander leaves*, dulse, gomasio, hijiki, kelp, ketchup, lemon, lime, lime pickle, mango pickle, Mayonnaise, Vegenaise, mustard, pickles, salt, scallions, seaweed, soy sauce, sprouts*, tamari, vinegar
Condiments to avoid
All nuts are ok
Almonds, black walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, charole, coconut, filberts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts
Chia, flax, hulva, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, tahini
Seeds to avoid
All oils a good both externally and internally with the exception of coconut and avocado, which can be used externally only.
Beer and white wine*, almond milk, aloe vera juice, apple cider, apricot juice, all berry except cranberry, carob*, carrot juice, chai, cherry juice, grain coffee, grape juice, grapefruit juice, lemonade, mango juice, miso broth, orange juice, papaya, peach nectar, pineapple, rice milk, sour juices, soy milk if spiced or hot, vegetable bouillon
Beverages to avoid
Hard red wines, apple juice, caffeinated beverages, carbonated drinks, chocolate milk, coffee, cold dairy drinks, cranberry, iced tea, icy cold drinks, pear juice, pomegranate juice, Prune juice, cold soy, tomatoe, V-8
Acceptable herbal teas
Ajwan, Bancha, Chamomile, Clove, Comfrey, Elder Flower, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Fenugreek, Ginger, Hawthorne, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon Grass, Licorice, Marshmallow, Oat Straw, Orange peel, Pennyroyal, Peppermint, Rosehips, Saffron, sage, Sarsaparilla, Sassafras, Spearmint.
Herbal Teas To Avoid
Blackberry, Burdock, Cornsilk, Dandelion, Ginseng, Hibiscus, Yarrow, **Lemon Balm, **Hops, **Jasmine, **Nettle, **Passion Flower, **Red Clover.
All spices are good
Sweeteners to avoid
Aloe Vera, Bee Pollen, Amino Acids, Minerals, royal Jelly, Spirulina, Vitamins A, B’s, C, D, E, P and Folic acid
Food Supplements to Avoid
Barley Grass, Brewers Yeast, Vitamin K