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Vata

Generally, the Vata type of person will have a variable digestive capacity. This means that foods that are concentrated and hard to digest should be avoided or taken in small amounts. The Vata type is also sensitive to gas forming foods and foods that deplete the moisture content in the body. The astringency of some foods has a drying effect on the tissues and can decrease moisture content in tissues. The Vata type is the most prone to have food allergies due to their variable appetite and digestion. Hence, they should consume food in moderate amounts and at regular intervals.

 

In the table below a summary is given on the effects of food groups on the Vata type of person.

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