Ayurveda prescribes diet according to dosha. This diet is called ayurvedic dosha diet. It is different for each individual with a specific dosha dominance in his/her body. There are three doshas in ayurveda:
Based on their dominance and combination, ayurvedic dosha diet has 7 types:
- Vata Dosha Diet.
- Pitta Dosha Diet.
- Kapha Dosha Diet.
- Vata Pitta Dosha Diet.
- Vata Kapha Dosha Diet.
- Pitta Kapha Dosha Diet.
- Sama Dosha Diet.
Before we proceed on individual dosha diet. We should understand how we take a decision for suggesting best dosha diet for you.
- You need to undergo a Prakriti Dosha Test (Ayurvedic Body Type Test). It is an entirely free test on our help portal.
- After taking the quiz, you will see a bar chart at the end of the test. Take a screenshot for this bar chart. This bar chart suggests you which dosha has primary dominance, which dosha has secondary dominance, and which dosha has tertiary dominance in your body type.
- Based on the results, you can decide the best diet for you.
For example, if one dosha bar is higher more than 50% of the other two dosha bars. You can select single dosha diet – one of Vata Diet, Pitta Diet or Kapha diet based on your results.
If two dosha bars are relatively higher than the third dosha or there is less difference between their own heights, but all dosha bars’ height is less than 50%. Then you can select the two dosha diet plan – Vata Pitta Diet, Vata Kapha Diet or Pitta Kapha diet based on your results in dosha quiz.
If all three dosha bars are equal in height, then you can select Sama Dosha Diet. However, it is a very rare case. We have never seen a person who has Sama Dosha Type Body.
Vata Dosha Diet
Vata dosha diet includes more foods with a sweet, salty and sour taste and strengthening and nourishing in nature. Soft, oily, juicy and musky foods are best. It further advocates less intake of foods with the pungent, astringent and bitter taste and drying and hard in nature.
Pitta Dosha Diet
Pitta dosha diet includes more foods with a sweet, bitter and astringent taste. Foods with nourishing, strengthening, having cool potency, juicy and water-rich are best for pitta body type people. You should reduce the intake of foods with a pungent, sour and salty taste and foods that have hot potency.
Kapha Dosha Diet
Kapha dosha diet includes more foods with bitter, pungent and astringent taste, have hot potency and light to digest. You should reduce intake of sugars, sweets, sour and salty food items.
Vata Pitta Dosha Diet
If you have mix characteristics of Vata Dosha and Pitta Dosha in your body, but relatively fewer characteristics of Kapha Dosha in your body, then you have Vata Pitta Body Type. In this case, you should consider Vata Pitta Dosha Diet.
Vata Pitta Dosha Diet includes both vata and pitta pacifying foods. However, you should avoid foods with very hot potency.
Vata Kapha Dosha Diet
If you have mix characteristics of Vata Dosha and Kapha Dosha in your body, but relatively fewer characteristics of Pitta Dosha in your body, then you are Vata Kapha Body Type. In this case, you should consider Vata Kapha Dosha Diet.
Vata Kapha Dosha Diet includes foods with a balance of all tastes. It includes both vata and kapha pacifying foods.
Pitta Kapha Dosha Diet
If you have mix characteristics of Pitta Dosha and Kapha Dosha in your body, but relatively fewer characteristics of Vata Dosha in your body, then you have Pitta Kapha Body Type. In this case, you should consider Pitta Kapha Dosha Diet.
Pitta Kapha Dosha Diet includes both pitta and kapha pacifying foods.
Sama Dosha Diet
If you have equal characteristics of Vata Dosha, Pitta Dosha and Kapha Dosha in your body, then you have Sama Body Type. In this case, you should consider the Sama Dosha Diet. However, it is a very rare case.
If you have Sama Body Type, you can eat all types of foods, but include all tastes in your diet.
How many foods should I include in my daily diet according to dosha?
You should not change your diet 100% according to dosha. Because your body has all the dosha in it. However, their proportion may slightly vary in your body, which decides your body type.
Therefore, you should eat a normal and healthy diet. You should eat everything, which is healthy and safe for you.
You need to do a slight change in diet. Just include 4 to 5 % of daily foods according to your dominant dosha intentionally. So, it remains under control. You can also do it with spices. Select spices according to your dominant dosha.