Pitta is stimulated by pungent, sour and slightly salty and weakened by sweet, bitter and acid tasting foods. A Pitta type should also take care not to do things too rapidly.
General dietary recommendations:
1. Favor foods that are cool and liquid. Minimize foods that are hot in temperature.
2. Favor tastes that are sweet, bitter, or astringent. Minimize spicy, salty, or sour tastes.
Dairy Milk, butter, and ghee are good for pacifying Pitta. Reduce yogurt, cheese, sour cream, and cultured buttermilk (as their sour tastes aggravate Pitta).
Sweeteners All sweeteners are good except honey and molasses.
Oils Olive, sunflower, and coconut oils are best. Reduce sesame, almond and corn oil, all of which increase Pitta.
Grains Wheat, white rice, barley, and oats are good. Reduce corn, rye, millet, and brown rice.
Fruits Favor sweet fruits, such as grapes, cherries, melons, berries, avocados, coconuts, pomegranates, mangoes, and sweet, fully ripened oranges, pineapples, and plums. Reduce sour fruits such as grapefruits, olives, papayas, persimmons, and sour, unripe oranges, pineapples, and plums.
Vegetables Favor asparagus, cucumbers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, okra, lettuce, beans, green beans, zucchini, and green leafy vegetables such as lettuce. Reduce hot peppers, tomatoes, carrots, beets, onions, garlic, radishes, spinach, and mustard greens.
Beans Reduce all beans and bean products, except tofu and split-mung dhal.
Spices Cinnamon, coriander, cardamom, and fennel are good. But the following spices strongly increase Pitta and should be eaten only in small amounts: ginger, cumin, black pepper, fenugreek, cloves, celery seed, salt, and mustard seed. Chill peppers and cayenne should be Avoided.
Meat and fish (for non-vegetarians) Chicken, pheasant, and turkey are preferable. Beef, seafood, and egg yolk increase Pitta and should be avoided.
Sometimes it is difficult to assess your own type and discover those remedies best suited for you without professional help.
Pitta Balancing can help with the following
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