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Kapha

The Kapha type of person has the slowest digestive function. These people will be the most prone to weight gain and obesity due to the slower rate of metabolism. They will have to pay the closest attention to the quantities of food consumed and will have the most restrictive diet accordingly. They are the most sensitive to carbohydrates especially in simple sugars, yet all excess tends to clog and further slow down the transformation of food. Dairy products due to their mucus forming properties and congestive qualities can also trouble them. The enzyme function of these people is lower than the other types, but is consistent. Hence, they can have stronger digestive power than the fluctuating Vata type. The Kapha type has the most restrictive diet in both quantity and variety of foods.

In the table below a summery is given on the effects of food groups on the Kapha type.

Type of food Effect of food on constitution
Percentage 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%
  Best Medium Mixed Sometimes Rarely Worst
Fruits

X

Vegetables

X

Grains

X

Beans

X

Nuts & seeds

X

Dairy

X

Oils

X

Animal products

X

Sweeteners

X

Spices

X

Beverages

X

Vitamins & minerals

X