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Vata Diet

Hot soups & stews; hot fluids that are not cooler than room temperature, ghee, nuts, avocado, coconut, olives, buttermilk, cheese, eggs, whole milk, wheat; moist foods like melons, berries, zucchini, squash and yogurt; warm spices like ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, flaxseeds etc.; sweet forms the foundation of a Vata pacifying diet.

Avoid These..

  • Avoid cold foods & drinks and go for warmth

  • Say no to raw or undercooked meals

  • Dry rough food


  • Hot cereals like porridge, oat meals, rice pudding and a glass of hot milk.

  • Moong pancakes with maple syrup, almond butter, honey, cinnamon or even ginger & cloves is a delicious way to kick start the day.


  • Steamed rice, veggies, with ghee is also a great option.

  • For those who like their meals to be a little more elaborate, a Vata diet of pesto pasta, potato leek soup, baked tofu, cheese and pine nuts is also a great option.


  • Soups made of carrots, potatoes, mushrooms or any vegetable you prefer.

  • Baked potato, sweet potato or any other light variant with some steamed rice or barley.

Tips to pacify Vata

  • Include garlic, ginger and nutmeg in your everyday cooking, it can help you balance your Vata dosha

  • Dry roast asafetida and add it to buttermilk. Drink this delicious Vata diet drink through the day for effective results

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