Pitta – Vata Dosha
After doing the Ayurveda Dosha Quiz, I found out that I was a Pitta – Vata and I need to eat a cooling diet to neutralise the fiery and intense pitta dosha. As the Pitta is the dominant dosha I should follow this diet and will do well with raw fruit and vegetables but should stay away from most spices as they are heating in nature.
My diet should consist of sweet fruit like sweet apples, figs, melons, pears, plums, grapes and mango and sweet and bitter vegetables like asparagus, leafy greens, cucumber and green beans. The grains recommended are oats (cooked), white rice, quinoa and whole wheat. All beans except lentils are allowed and dairy should be organic milk and unsalted butter. Recommended meats are the white meat from chicken and turkey.
When comparing the pitta dosha foods with the sattvic, rajasic and tamasic foods it looks very similar to the sattvic diet with the exemption of meat. As I eat meat occasionally and then prefer chicken to red meat so I could easily follow the pitta diet with the exception of adding a little bit of rajasic foods in a daily coffee occasional beer or wine.
Nathalie Rimmer 200hr YTT Weekend July 2020