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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