THE KAPHA DIET

FAVOR

REDUCE/AVOID

QUALITIES

Light, dry, warm, cooked

Heavy, oily, cold

TASTES

Pungent, bitter, astringent

Sweet, sour, salty

QUANTITIES

Small – do not overeat

DAIRY

Warm low-fat or nonfat milk

All other

SWEETENERS

Honey

All others

OILS

Small amounts only: almond, corn, ghee, safflower, sunflower

All except for small amounts of oils listed

GRAINS

Barley, corn, millet, rye

Oats, rice, wheat

FRUITS

Light, dry fruits: apple, apricot, cranberry, dried fruits, pear, pomegranate

Heavy, juicy, sweet, sour: avocado, banana, coconut, date, fig, grapefruit, grape, mango, melon, orange, papaya, peach, pineapple, plum

VEGETABLES

All okay except those listed

Sweet, juicy vegetable: cucumber, sweet potato, tomato

SPICES

All okay except salt

Salt

NUTS/SEEDS

Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds

All others

BEANS

All okay except tofu

Tofu

MEATS

Poultry (white meat), white meat fish (except shellfish)

Red meat, shellfish