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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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Ayurveda Tip:

Kapha types need to favor foods that are light, and spicy.