Kapha-Reducing Diet & Lifestyle Tips

Kapha-Reducing Diet & Lifestyle Tips

• KAPHA is earth and water with the qualities of heavy, wet, cold, and soft.

• Kapha manifests as mucous, lethargy, overweight, diabetes, heart disease, or high cholesterol.

• Reduce kapha by eating flavorful, lighter foods.  Steer clear of heavy, leftover, greasy or rich such as fried foods and heavy cold dairy foods.

• Pungent-heating spices are great to build agni and break up mucus and warm steamed veggies, soups and adding spices is great for increasing your slow digestion.

 

Vegetables

Artichokes

Asparagus*

Beets

Beet Greens

Bell Peppers*

Bitter Melon*

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts*

Burdock Root

Cabbage*

Carrots –

Cauliflower*

Celery*

Chilies, dried*

Cilantro

Collard Greens

Fresh Corn

Daikon Radish

Dandelion Greens*

Endive

Eggplant

Fennel

Green Beans

Jicama

Kohlrabi

Kale*

Leeks

Lettuce*

Mushrooms*

Mustard Greens*

Okra

Onions*

Parsley*

Peas

Seaweed

Snow Peas*

Spinach*

Sprouts*

Swiss Chard*

Turnips*

Watercress*

Yellow Squash

Fruits

Apples

Apricots

Blackberries

Blueberries

Cherries

Cranberries

Dried Fruit*

Mango

Peaches

Papayas

Pears

Persimmons

Pomegranates

Prunes

Raisins

Raspberries

Strawberries

Legumes

Adzuki

Black

Black-Eyed Peas

Urid Dal

Fava

Garbanzo

Kidney*

Lentils*

Lima*

Mung*

Navy

Pinto

Split Pea

Sprouted Beans*

Beverages

Water

Alfalfa

Chamomile*

Chicory*

Dandelion*

Ginger*

Hibiscus*

Orange Peel*

Strawberry Leaf*

Peppermint

Sarsaparilla*

Spearmint

Spices

Ajwan

Allspice
Anise

Asafoetida

Basil

Bay Leaves

Black Pepper*

Caraway

Cardamom

Cayenne*

Cinnamon

Clove

Coriander

Cumin

Curry Leaves

Dill

Fennel

Fenugreek

Garlic

Dry Ginger

Horseradish

Marjoram

Mustard

Nutmeg

Oregano

Rosemary

Saffron

Sage

Tarragon

Thyme

Turmeric

Meats

Chicken

Duck –

Eggs –

Fish

Lamb –

Rabbit

Turkey

Grains

Amaranth

Barley

Buckwheat

Corn

Millet

Dry Oats

Quinoa

Brown Rice

Rye

Oils –

Almond

Corn*

Flax

Mustard

Safflower

Soy

Sunflower

Ghee

Nuts/Seeds

Chia

Flax

Pumpkin

Sunflower

Condiments

Carob

Sweeteners

Raw Honey

Maple Syrup

Molasses

Dairy

Yogurt –

Goat Milk*

Rice/Soy Milk

Ghee –

Legend

– denotes consume only  in moderation

 

* denotes enjoy plenty of these


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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