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Vata: Know Your Dosha

Learning about your Ayurvedic body type, or dosha, is essential to knowing what kinds of foods balance your physical and mental constitution.

Balancing your dosha is key to boosting your immune system and preventing toxins from undigested food. Ama, defined as the root cause of all disease is caused by undigested toxins in the body.

The Vata dosha is governed by the elements of air and ether, and corresponds to the fall season. The best foods for Vata are those that are sweet, sour and salty in their flavor and qualities. People with a Vata imbalance have a compromised digestive system making them prone to constipation, bloating or gas. Foods that have the qualities of being dense, heavy and oily are good for Vata doshas, as they aid digestion. Avoid super spicy foods or dry foods such as crackers, popcorn or dried fruits as they can cause gases, bloating and constipation.

A few ingredients to favor during Vata season are: • root vegetables• soups• salmon• lemon juice• cinnamon• cardamom• clove• coconut oil• ghee• avocados• mung dal• quinoa• rice• stewed or cooked fruits.


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