Diet for Pitta Dosha

Diet for Pitta Dosha

In this article, we learn about the various foods that form the diet for Pitta Dosha. Those with a Pitta dominant Prakriti are advised to follow a diet as per the same.


Appropriate Inappropriate
Coriander, Broccoli, Green beans, Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Brinjal, Bottle gourd, Pumpkin
Garlic, Hot chilies, Onion, Spinach, Fenugreek, Tomato, Sprouts, Bitter melon, Capsicum, Fresh Ginger


Appropriate Inappropriate
Coconut, Jamun, Pomegranate, Amla, Dark grapes, Sweet oranges, Pineapple, Prunes, Raisins, Guava, Banana
Sour and unripe fruits, Grapefruit, Papaya, Peach, Sour oranges, Lemon, Cherries, Apricot, Plums, Cashew

Grains / Pulses

Appropriate Inappropriate
Barley, Oats, Wheat, Rice, Jawar, Moong dal, Masoor
Corn, Millet, Rye, Hoarse gram, Pigeon beans, Kidney beans


Appropriate Inappropriate
Coriander seeds, Mint, Cardamom, Cumin seeds, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Nutmeg, Funnel seeds, Clove
Mustard, black pepper, chili, Dried Ginger, Long pepper


Appropriate Inappropriate
Ghee, Desserts and Astringents. In dairy products Cottage cheese, Ghee, Milk
Oily, spicy food, Pickles, Vinegar, Fermentated food, In dairy products Buttermilk, Cheese and Yogurt (Curd).

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