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AYURVEDIC VATA 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 (cooked)
Apricots
Avocado
Bananas
Berries
Cherries
Coconut
Dates (fresh or soaked)
Figs (fresh or soaked)
Grapes
Grapefruit
Kiwi
Lemon
Lime
Mango
Melons
Orange
Peaches
Papaya
Pineapple
Plums
Raisins
Rhubarb
Strawberries
Dates (dried)
Figs (dried)
Prunes
Apples (raw)
Cranberries
Pears
Persimmons
Pomegranate
Watermelon
Vegetables Artichoke
Asparagus
Beets
Carrots
Chilis
Cucumbers
Green Beans
Leeks
Okra
Olives
Onions (cooked)
Parsnips
Pumpkins
Radishes
Rutabagas
Shallots
Squash
Sweet Potatoes
Turnips
Zucchini
Corn, fresh
Daikon Radish
Jerusalem Artichoke
Lettuce
Peas, fresh
Tomato sauce, cooked
Bitter Melon
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Celery
Corn
Eggplant
Kale
Kohlrabi
Mushrooms
Onions (raw)
Peas
Potatoes
Spinach
Tomatoes
Animal Foods Beef
Buffalo (Bison)
Chicken
Duck
Eggs
Fish
Goat
Seafood
Turkey
Chicken, white meat Lamb
Pork
Rabbit
Venison
Grains Oats (cooked)
Rice
Wheat
Wheat Bread Barley
Buckwheat
Corn
Dry cereals
Millet
Oats (dry)
Rye
Legumes Mung Beans
Tofu
Aduki Beans
Lentils
Miso
Soy "Meats"
Soy milk
Soy sauce
Black Beans
Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas)
Kidney Beans
Lima Beans
Navy Beans
Pinto Beans
Soybeans
Nuts Almonds
Brazil Nut
Cashew
Coconut
Filberts
Macadamia Nut
Pecan
Pine Nut
Pistachio
Walnut
Peanuts, raw None
Seeds Flax
Pumpkin
Sesame
Sunflower
Psyllium None
Sweetners Barley Malt
Brown Sugar
Fructose
Honey
Maple Syrup
Molasses
Raw Sugar
None White (refined) Sugar
Dairy Butter
Buttermilk
Cheese
Cottage Cheese (may cause gas)
Cow's MIlk
Ghee
Goat's Milk
Ice Cream
Sour Cream
Yogurt
None Milk, powdered
Oils Almond
Avocado
Coconut
Olive
Sesame
Sunflower
Walnut
Safflower Canola
Corn
Flax
Soy (including Margarine)
Misc. Basil
Black Pepper
Cardamom
Cilantro
Cloves
Cumin
Fennel
Ginger
Lemon Peel
Mayonnaise
Mustard
Nutmeg
Orange Peel
Pickles
Salt
Turmeric
Vinegar
Alcohol (small amount)
Chocolate (small amount)
Coriander
Green Tea
Mint (small amount)
Coffee
Ketchup
Tea
Yeast

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