Example of Pitta increasing Lifestyle and Foods

Pitta Type

People with a pitta dosha display an inherent fire/agni elemental character. They are of medium build, with greater muscular development than that displayed by vata. Their skin is soft and warm, and they have a lot of body heat and often perspire excessively. Their hair is thin and often reddish or blond, and they may experience premature graying, baldness or excessive hair loss. Their skin flushes easily and they often have many freckles and moles. Their skin develops acne, rashes, bruises or sunburn easily.

Their desires (appetite, sex) are strong in nature. Sleep is moderate and not easily disturbed. The pulse is strong and stable. Individuals with pitta dosha predominant speak loudly and passionately, and often dominate the conversation. They have an aversion to hot weather, sunlight and heat, and their eyes are sensitive.

In temperament, they are extroverted and love to be the focus of attention. Although they can usually control their emotions, they may become irritable, angry and judgmental under stress. Money is prudently managed. They are decisive, aggressive, ambitious and determined, often aspiring to positions of leadership. They enjoy competitive sports and games, either as spectators or participants. Their intelligence is high, and they have good insight and a keen sense of discrimination.

Dietary Guidelines for Pitta:

PITTA DIET

People with a pitta dosha display an inherent fire/agni elemental character. They are of medium build, with greater muscular development than that displayed by vata. Their skin is soft and warm, and they have a lot of body heat and often perspire excessively. Their hair is thin and often reddish or blond, and they may experience premature graying, baldness or excessive hair loss. Their skin flushes easily and they often have many freckles and moles. Their skin develops acne, rashes, bruises or sunburn easily.

Item Eat more Eat less

Cool, sweet and juicy foods Acidic, sour, spicy, salty, oily foods
Vegetables Asparagus, bell pepper, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumber, lettuce, mushroom, peas, parsnip, potato, squash, zucchini, salads Avocado, beets, carrots, chilies, eggplant, olives, onion, pickles, radish, spinach, tomato, turnip
Fruits Apples, banana, dates, coconut, grapes, lychee, mango,melons, pomegranate Apricots, berries, cherries, citrus fruits, cranberries, papaya, peaches, pineapple, plums rhubarb
Grains
Barley, oats, rice, wheat
Corn, millet, rye, buckwheat
Beans
All beans
Lentils
Nuts & Seeds
Coconut, pumpkin and sunflower seeds
Most nuts, sesame seeds
Dairy Unsalted butter, ghee, milk, soft cheeses, buttermilk, sweet lassi Sour cream, yogurt, hard cheeses, sour buttermilk, ice cream
Herbs & Spices Cardamom, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, lemongrass, mint, rose, turmeric Asafoetidea, basil, bay leaf, caraway, clove, cayenne, cinnamon, fenugreek, garlic, sage, ginger, mustard seeds, nutmeg, onion, pepper,
Oils Coconut, sunflower, soy Almond, corn, sesame, olive, peanut
Beverages Cool drinks, milk, water, coconut milk, fruit and vegetable juice Carbonated drinks, hot drinks, coffee, tea, alcohol

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