Wednesday, May 19, 2010

THE PITTA DIET

                                                                                   

FAVOR
REDUCE/AVOID
QUALITIES
Cool or warm, liquid
Hot
TASTES
Sweet, bitter, astringent
Salty, sour, pungent
QUANTITIES
Moderate portions

DAIRY
Butter, ghee, lassi, milk
Cheese, buttermilk, sour cream, yogurt (except lassi)
SWEETENERS
All okay except those listed
Honey, molasses
OILS
Coconut, olive, soy, sunflower
Almond, corn, safflower, sesame
GRAINS
Barley, oats, wheat, white rice
Corn millet, brown rice, rye
FRUITS
Sweet, ripe fruits: apple, avocado, cherry, fig, mango, melon, pear, pomegranate, prune, raisin
Sour, unripe fruits: apricot, banana, berry, cranberry, grapefruit, olive, papaya, peach, persimmon
VEGETABLES
Asparagus, bell peppers, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, green bean, okra, peas, potato, sprouts, squash, all leafy greens except spiinach
Beets, carrot, chili, eggplant, garlic, onion, radish, spinach, tomato
SPICES
Sweet, bitter, astringent spices: cardamom, cilantro, cinnamon, coriander, dill, fennel, mint, saffron
Pungent, heating spices, especially chili
NUTS/SEEDS
Coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
All others
BEANS
Garbanzo, mung, soybean, tofu
All others
MEATS
Chicken, egg whites, turkey, shrimp
Egg yolks, red meat

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