Ayurveda: FOOD FOR VATA OR VATA IMBALANCE

02/27/2013

FOOD FOR VATA OR VATA IMBALANCE

If you have tested as a Vata or are suffering from a Vata imbalance in your body or mind, follow the plan below for eating and you will be surprised how quickly you begin to feel like yourself again. Symptoms of a Vata imbalance include insomnia, anxiety, worry, fear, racing thoughts, nervous system situations, forgetfulness, tardiness, loneliness, headaches, backaches, and generalized aches and pains. Additional situations having more to do with the body than the mind include dizziness, faintness, gas & bloating, sensitivities to the environment, sleepwalking & sleep-talking, psoriasis, eczema, corns, calluses, cracked feet, chapped lips, dandruff, split ends, nail biting, burn out, mental disorders, and nervous system diseases

 

REDUCE THE WIND IN YOUR BODY
EMBRACE AVOID
Eat soothing foods such as dairy (warm is best), soups, warm bread and hot cereals. Caffeine
Always eat a rich nourishing breakfast.  Make it warm. Alcohol
Eat a warm lunch. Sugary sweets made of white flour and white sugar
Eat a snack of herbal tea and whole grain cookies or nuts (skinned almonds are best) or drink warm milk with honey and nutmeg. Salty snacks like chips and crackers, other than nuts
Drink warm water with ginger. Cold salads and raw veggies
Eat foods like Indian and Mexican. Dried fruit
Sweet fruits (especially cooked).
Salads at room temperature only.  Eat sparingly.
Pasta!
Cook your veggies!