Wednesday, May 19, 2010

THE KAPHA DIET


                                                                                   

FAVOR
REDUCE/AVOID
QUALITIES
Light, dry, warm, cooked
Heavy, oily, cold
TASTES
Pungent, bitter, astringent
Sweet, sour, salty
QUANTITIES
Small – do not overeat

DAIRY
Warm low-fat or nonfat milk
All other
SWEETENERS
Honey
All others
OILS
Small amounts only: almond, corn, ghee, safflower, sunflower
All except for small amounts of oils listed
GRAINS
Barley, corn, millet, rye
Oats, rice, wheat
FRUITS
Light, dry fruits: apple, apricot, cranberry, dried fruits, pear, pomegranate
Heavy, juicy, sweet, sour: avocado, banana, coconut, date, fig, grapefruit, grape, mango, melon, orange, papaya, peach, pineapple, plum
VEGETABLES
All okay except those listed
Sweet, juicy vegetable: cucumber, sweet potato, tomato
SPICES
All okay except salt
Salt
NUTS/SEEDS
Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
All others
BEANS
All okay except tofu
Tofu
MEATS
Poultry (white meat), white meat fish (except shellfish)
Red meat, shellfish

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