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AYURVEDIC PITTA SOOTHING DIET
by Guru Sri Shukla

Please note this list is a general guideline and results may vary depending on season, the strength of one's digestion and how the particular food is prepared, among other factors. Food choices that vary greatly from person to person have been placed in the "MAYBE" column.

  -YES- -MAYBE- -NO-
Fruits Apples
Avocado
Coconut
Dates
Figs
Grapes, red or purple
Mango
Melons
Orange
Pears
Persimmon
Pineappple, sweet
Plums
Pomegranate
Raisins
Raspberries
Watermelon
Kiwi Apricots
Bananas
Berries
Cherries
Cranberries
Grapes, green
Grapefruit
Lemon
Lime
Peaches
Papaya
Pineapple, sour
Rhubarb
Strawberries
Vegetables Acorn Squash
Artichoke
Asparagus
Bell Peppers
Bitter Melon
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Butternut Squash
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Celery
Corn, fresh
Cucumbers
Green Beans
Jerusalem Artichoke
Kale
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Okra
Parsnips
Peas
Potatoes
Rutabagas
Sweet Potatoes
Turnips
Yellow Crookneck Squash
Zucchini
Carrots, cooked Beets
Carrots, raw
Chilis
Daikon Radish
Eggplant
Kohlrabi
Olives
Onions
Pumpkin
Radishes
Shallots
Spaghetti Squash
Spinach
Tomatoes
Animal Foods Chicken, white meat
Goat
Egg whites
Rabbit
Shrimp
Turkey, white meat
Venison
Fish, freshwater Beef
Buffalo (Bison)
Chicken, dark meat
Duck
Egg yolks
Fish
Lamb
Pork
Seafood (generally)
Turkey, dark meat
Grains Barley
Oats, cooked
Rice, basmati
Rice, white
Wheat
None Buckwheat
Corn
Millet
Oats, dry
Rice, brown
Rye
Legumes Aduki Beans
Black Beans
Garbanzo Beans
(Chick Peas)
Kidney Beans
Lima Beans
Mung Beans
Navy Beans
Pinto Beans
Soybeans
Tofu
Soy cheese
Soy flour
Lentils
Soy "Meats"
Nuts Almond Butter, smooth
Coconut
Almonds, soaked Almond Butter,crunchy
Almonds
Brazil nuts
Cashews
Filberts
Macadamia Nut
Peanut
Pecan
Pine Nut
Pistachio
Seeds Psyllium
Sunflower
Pumpkin Flax
Sesame
Sweetners Honey,fresh
Maple Syrup
Raw Sugar
White Sugar (refined)
Fructose Brown Sugar
Honey, old
Molasses
Dairy Butter, unsalted
Cheese, no salt added
Cottage Cheese
Cow's Milk
Ghee
Goat's Milk
Ice Cream
Yogurt, fresh
Soft Cheeses Butter, salted
Buttermilk
Cheese (generally)
Sour Cream
Yogurt
Oils Avocado
Canola
Coconut
Olive
Soy
Sunflower
Walnut
None Almond
Corn
Margarine
Safflower
Sesame
Misc. Cardamom
Cilantro
Coriander
Cumin
Fennel
Lemon Peel
Mint
Yeast
Black Pepper
Ginger
Green Tea
Turmeric
Alcohol
Basil
Chocolate
Cloves
Coffee
Ketchup
Mayonnaise
Mustard
Nutmeg
Orange Peel
Pickles
Salt
Tea
Vinegar

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