Pacifying Vata

Pacifying Vata

Vata is cold and dry, hence a vata pacifying diet with foods that can counteract this are recommended here.

Foods to choose:

  • Hot soups and stews; not colder than room temperature.
  • Ghee, almonds, avocado, coconut, olives, buttermilk, cheese, eggs, whole milk, wheat; moist foods such as melons, berries, zucchini, squash, and yogurt.
  • Warm spices like ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, flax seeds, etc.
  • Sweet foods are the backbone of a vata balancing diet, therefore eating them in moderation may be beneficial.

Foods to avoid:

  • Cold and carbonated beverages.
  • Raw or under cooked fruits and vegetables.
  • Frozen foods and beverages, and refrigerator leftovers.

Tips to Reduce Vata:

  • Avoiding cold foods and beverages in favor of warmth may help.
  • Choosing nutritious foods over light foods is also recommended.
  • Smooth over rough is believed to reduce vata imbalance.
  • It is suggested to take moist foods rather than oily or dry foods.
  • Dressing warmly and in layers may be helpful.
  • Regular head and body massages may be beneficial.
  • Avoiding fasts or going on an empty stomach for long may also help.
  • Regular steam baths may provide relief.


*Please note: The information on this website is solely for educational purposes and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice. We do not claim to diagnose, treat or cure any diseases. Kindly consult an Ayurvedic expert or licensed health practitioner before following any remedies suggested here.

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