Vata – this dosha is dry and cold. Its soothing warm, nourishing, soft and easily digestible food. For Vata preferred salty, sour, and sweet tastes, as well as meals, yielding rest and satisfaction.
Rules Ayurvedic food for people Vata:
Predpochityte hot, nourishing, juicy and oily foods, limit cold, dry and roughage.
Prefer sweet, sour and salty tastes with spices, reducing acute, bitter and astringent tastes.
Eating should always be regular. Wool can not eat on the go, and quickly, in an excited or nervous state, to eat while reading or watching TV.
Wool should not mix too many kinds of food. It would be better if you have that prepared themselves.
The most favorable all soothing dishes: warm milk, butter, sour cream, cream, cottage cheese, puddings, cereals, warm soups, noodles and other flour dishes, steamed vegetables, fresh unleavened bread.
Avoid cold water and ice – cold food increases Vata, however, for example, salads should be at room temperature, not “from the refrigerator.”
Useful dense and hearty breakfast, for example, hot rice, wheat or oatmeal, as well as another: warm, milky and sweet.
Before dinner you can drink in small sips a glass of warm water. Instead of lettuce is best to eat hot soup, hot cereal for lunch – quite the right dish for people Vata. Cooked vegetables in salads are more appropriate for wool than raw. Showing also fresh bread, butter and warm dessert.
At the end of the day, when people have wool-type performance often falls, is very good hot herbal or ginger tea with cookies or other sweets.
Before going to bed is useful to drink a glass of warm milk.
Vata problems often are mental in nature, they are linked to a greater extent with their hypersensitivity than with accepted food . Vata people should strictly adhere to proper treatment and healthy lifestyle, yoga and meditation used to reduce Vata herbs.
For example, to reduce excess Vata in the body can drink “Lassi”. It is possible to prepare yourself, if knock off half a cup of yogurt and water, add a pinch of ground ginger, salt and cumin.
DAIRY PRODUCTS . Nice and helpful any natural milk and dairy products: butter, yogurt, kefir, cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream. Milk should be drunk warm before use – boil. You can not drink milk together with the main meal.
Sweets, honey and sugar. Any sweetness favorable for wool (do not forget to measure), but are especially useful halva and honey (in combination with warm milk or infusion of ginger).
OIL vegetation . Wool podhoditbolshinstvo vegetable oils, in order of preference: sesame oil, ghee, olive, sunflower, but especially good effect: the brain – almond oil on your hair – coconut and sesame, the skin – mustard. Only consumption of margarine and corn oil should be limited.
BAKERY . Unleavened bread and freshly shown, including biscuits, cakes, crepes or pancakes. White bread from sprouted wheat is better than the other, you only need to avoid eating crackers, biscuits, crackers, breakfast cereals, etc ..
VEGETABLES. Any vegetables, because of its lightness and dryness are the bad food for Vata. Wool can eat vegetables, but only in the cooked (boiled, steamed), with lots of butter and spices. Eating raw vegetables is possible only in the form of juice. Favorable: beet, carrot, cucumber, pepper, lettuce, peas, green beans, zucchini, pumpkin, black olives, okra (okra), Jerusalem artichoke, seaweed, spinach, onion and garlic. Potatoes is acceptable if it is to cook rather than fry. Maximum limit: raw cabbage, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, radishes, turnips, peas, mushrooms, celery, asparagus, spinach, leafy green vegetables, mushrooms. These vegetables can be consumed only after cooking with oil.
Fruits and berries. Avoid unripe and strongly astringent fruits, prefer sweet and juicy. Favorable: apricots, peaches, oranges, tangerines, lemons, grapefruit, bananas, grapes, cherries, plums, strawberries, raspberries, pineapple, mango, kiwi, papaya, dates, figs, melons and watermelons (but only mature and sweet). Avoid : consumption and unripe fruit such as apples, pears, pomegranates, cranberries and dried fruit. Apples and pears can only be used after cooking or baking.
Grains and beans . Very favorable rice, wheat and oats, legumes – mung bean, dal, red lentils, soy and its products, tofu. It is necessary to limit the consumption of barley, buckwheat, millet, rye, corn, beans, peas, white beans, dry oatmeal, potato chips, popcorn, dry Khlebtsov.
Spices. The best spices for Vata – fresh ginger, promotes digestion. Useful in almost all the spices, but especially the sweet and warming: cloves, anise, bay leaf, basil, black pepper, cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, coriander, green shoots of coriander, tarragon, fennel, as well as ketchup, mayonnaise , pickles, chutney, chili, garlic, tamarind, vinegar, mustard and salt. Limit: the bitter and astringent herbs – horseradish, saffron, turmeric, coriander seeds, and chocolate.
Nuts and seeds. Favorable without exception, nuts and seeds (except peanuts). Most shows almonds, pumpkin seeds, Tajin (sesame seed paste). 10 almond nuts (but clean – without husks), eaten in the morning, will provide the body with nutrients for the day. Salted nuts better than any other dry and savory snacks.
Meat and seafood. Perhaps the use of chicken, turkey, fish and seafood (all in small quantities). It is necessary to exclude the meat of animals
Tea, coffee and drinks. For Vata favorable: warm or hot water especially with lemon, hot milk with spices, cocoa, coffee, cereals, herbal teas, vegetable broths, natural wine and beer, juices: apricot, pineapple, orange, grape, cherry, grapefruit, carrot, peach, mango, papaya, aloe and berry juices (except cranberry). With explores eliminate fizzy and cold drinks, organic coffee, black tea and spirits.
Herbs and plants . LUCKY Adzhvan, Marshmallow, Orange peel, Hawthorn, wintergreen, clove, Strawberry *, Ginger (fresh) * Catnip, Lavender, Lemongrass. Raspberry, Pennyroyal, spearmint, peppermint, oat straw, comfrey, fenugreek, chamomile, Sassaparel, Sassafras, licorice, fennel, Chrysanthemum *, elderberry flowers, chicory, sage, saffron, rose, eucalyptus, juniper berries. Do not use: basil, hibiscus, blackberry, jasmine, ginseng, yerba-mate, holly, Stipa, Cinnamon, Nettle, Red Clover, Corn silk, Burdock, Alfalfa, Melissa, Mormon Tea (Ephedra), Borage, Dandelion, Passion, yarrow, Violet, Hops, Barley.
STARVATION. Prophylactic fasting is recommended to carry out 1 time per month during the day to warm water or boiled sweet grape juice.