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FOOD THAT AGGRAVATE VATA DOSHA

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Acorn.RECIPES WITH IT

Acorns are high in tannins, a bitter and astringent acid that irritates the digestive tract and causes constipation. However, tannins are water soluble.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Adzuki Beans.RECIPES WITH IT

Adzuki beans are known to have originated in China where they are used extensively in traditional medicine. They are a staple in the macrobiotic diet and very popular in Japan, second only to the soybean in terms of consumption and popularity.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Aloe Vera Juice / Gel.RECIPES WITH IT

Aloe includes more than 250 species of flowering succulents and is native to Africa, Madagascar and Jordan. It is closely related to cactus, yucca and onion. For thousands of years and across many cultures, aloe has been used to heal a variety of...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Amaranth.RECIPES WITH IT

Amaranth represented up to 80% of the caloric intake of the Aztecs before the Spanish conquest. Amaranth tastes somewhat like corn, but is somewhat less sweet. Others have described the taste as nutty, like bacon or wood, or slightly bitter. It is...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Apple (raw).RECIPES WITH IT

Apples are crunchy and leave a rough feeling on the roof of the mouth, both signs of astringency. Astringency is drying. Thus raw apples provoke Vata and constipation. Cooked apples and apple sauce are more Vata friendly. They are not astringent....

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Apricot (dried).RECIPES WITH IT

See also fresh apricots

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Artichoke.RECIPES WITH IT

Artichokes are a traditional liver remedy. As a member of the thistle family, they are

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Artichoke Hearts.RECIPES WITH IT

See the Ayurvedic Analysis of Artichokes page.

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Studies have shown use of artificial sweeteners has no effect on weight loss, baffling scientists. Perhaps the brain does not like to be deceived, or that use of artificial sweeteners doesn't address the underlying addiction to sugars.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Arugula.RECIPES WITH IT

Its sharp peppery flavor is a sign that arugula is light and easy to digest for those with slow, cold digestion, or to help take a heavy meal and "lighten" it, so your body can assimilate the nutrients of the entire dish.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Asparagus.RECIPES WITH IT

Asparagus has a delicate flavor and texture making it an ideal vegetable for gourmet cuisine!

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Barley.RECIPES WITH IT

Barley has an ancient history, and was first cultivated in the Near East.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Beet Greens.RECIPES WITH IT

The astringency of the beet can cause a fuzzy feeling on the teeth.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Bitter Melon.RECIPES WITH IT

The bitterest member of the gourd family, bitter melon is a popular vegetable in south asia from India northward to China.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Black Beans.RECIPES WITH IT

Black beans are a rich source of vegetable protein, easing any meat cravings for those seeking satiation. The shiny obsidian quality of the beans are a beautiful addition to any meal, providing an earthy depth and dark contrast. Black beans appear...

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Caffeine shifts awareness from the heart chakra to the third eye. New trades routes brought caffeinated beverages to Europe creating an 'Age of Enlightenment' and ending the middle ages. Ayurveda comes from an older time where the mind was not separate...

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Popular in southern soul food. Apparently, eating black eyed peas on New Years Day brings prosperity.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Brazil Nut.RECIPES WITH IT

Brazil nuts have received recent popularity for their ability to stimulate the thyroid. This warm, rich nut won't fail to please you either. It's buttery, oily tastes is universally appreciated.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Broccoli.RECIPES WITH IT

Broccoli is packed with nutrients, high in fiber, and keeps the stomach satisfied for a long time. An entire bag of broccoli has about 100 calories, or the equivalent of two french fries at a fast food restaurant. Raw brassicas contain chemicals...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Brown Lentil.RECIPES WITH IT

Beans are the 'musical fruit' because they contain saponins to protect themselves against insects. Saponins form the sudsy foam on the surface of a cooking pot of beans. They prevent protein digestion resulting in stagnation and gas of the bowels.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Brussels sprouts.RECIPES WITH IT
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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Buckwheat.RECIPES WITH IT

Buckwheat's hearty warmth hits the spot on any damp cloudy day in November. Enjoy as you snuggle up with your loved ones, or while listening to crackling logs in a wood burning stove. Smoky, nutty and earthy, buckwheat is slightly demulcent like...

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Bitter detoxicant, Cold vasodilator, depurative, alterative, astringent diuretic. Stimulates kidneys to eliminate uric acid. like dandelion rt but not a potassium diuretic

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Beans are the 'musical fruit' because they contain saponins to protect themselves against insects. Saponins form the sudsy foam on the surface of a cooking pot of beans. They prevent protein digestion resulting in stagnation and gas of the bowels.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cabbage (cooked).RECIPES WITH IT

Cabbage's cool, light nature makes it ideal for recovery from a few days of heavy foods. Cooked, it is soft yet bulky, providing ample fiber to clear and gently cleanse the GI. A hot steaming bowl of soft cabbage soup soothes as it satisfies. Though...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cabbage (raw).RECIPES WITH IT

Raw brassicas contain chemicals that can block thyroid function called goitrogens. These chemicals are easily inactivated by steaming or cooking.

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Cannelini beans are italian.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Carob.RECIPES WITH IT

Carob is a hardy tree resistant to harsh climate and drought. It was used to feed swine and donkeys during famine. In the talmud and bible, numerous rabbis, the prodigal son, and St. John the Baptist reportedly lived on carob in the wilderness, earning...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Cauliflower.RECIPES WITH IT

Cauliflower causes gas in Vata types.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Celery Root.RECIPES WITH IT

This bright food is one of the lightest of root vegetables. It's the only root vegetable with as much flavor and freshness as leafy greens - something you can't get from a turnip or carrot. Imagine a root vegetable that's perfect for spring, and that...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Celery Seed.RECIPES WITH IT

Celery seeds are actually a very small fruit, these "seeds" yield a valuable volatile oil.

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Celery Stalk.RECIPES WITH IT

The word for celery comes from the Greek word selinon which translates to 'parsley,' a close relative of celery. Celery's powers have been known since antiquity. Leaves of it were found in the garlands surrounding King Tut's tomb, and Homer makes...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Chamomile.RECIPES WITH IT

Chamomile infuses your tea with a delicious floral aroma that is warm, light & airy. Its smell is reminiscent of apples, first noted by the Greeks, who named it 'ground-apple' (kamai=ground & melon=apple). Improve Sluggish...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Chickpea (Garbanzo).RECIPES WITH IT

The short answer is yes, chickpeas are good for you. Here are some of the ways: The fiber in chickpeas is nearly 75% insoluble and remains undigested as it reaches the colon. This significantly bulks up stools for a satisfying morning...

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Save this FoodSAVE FOODRecipes with Chickweed.RECIPES WITH IT

Cooling, lymphatic decongestant, alterative, anti-inflammatory diuretic, astringent, bitter. Mild demulcent. like Cleavers but stronger decongestant.

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