General dietary guideline for a Pitta predominant person

This dosha usually gets aggravated in the summer time and hence Pitta persons should focus on a diet that cools, is sightly heavy and a little dry. Foods that are sweet, bitter and astringent are better suited for them and they should avoid sour, salty and pungent tasting foods (for example too much yogurt and sour juices). Slightly spiced cool raw foods, cooked with very little oil helps to balance Pitta if out of balance. They should avoid outdoor activities in the afternoons when the heat from the sun is the strongest and try to not get angry and irritable – usually when things don’t happen their way since their slogan is ‘ Do it my way or the highway!’.

The following is what a Pitta persons needs to avoid from their diet:

Fruit: Grapefruit

Vegetable :Avocados, Chillies, Onions (Raw), Tomatoes

Nuts and Seeds :Almonds,Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Pecans, Walnuts

Dairy: Buttermilk, Ice Cream, Sour Cream, Yogurt

Animal Products:Beef,Eggs, Lamb, Pork, Shellfish

Spices: Asafetida (Hing), Black Pepper, Cloves, Fenugreek, Garlic, Ginger, Mustard,Salt

Sweeteners: White Sugar

Oils: Almond, Peanut ,Sesame

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