Ayurveda is all about the lifestyle, so it is important to follow the principles to get the best out of it. This will provide the path to the perfect balanced health, however, it essential to respect our own potential to heal you will be the key aspect of Ayurvedic Medicine.

At Jeeva health, we would like to empower you with Ayurvedic knowledge and its keys aspects to bring you to the state of perfect health. Ayurveda teaches to find the imbalance at its seed level, so that we can easily eliminate by following simple diet and lifestyle principles rather than complex treatments.

What is Kapha

Kapha is third most important bio humour in the body, which provides the body support and strength. The properties of Kapha are: Oily, heavy, stable, Cold, Sluggish and Mucus.

When Kapha is out of balance

  • You feel lethargic
  • Over sleeping
  • Joints feel loose
  • Excess weight gain
  • Lack of motivation
  • Sinus issues
  • Feel cold and heavy
  • Laziness
  • Congestion
  • Fluid retention
  • Joint pain

How to bring it in to Balance

Kapha is very heavy, balance with light and dry foods.

Enrich you diet with spices; black pepper and cayenne are the best to flush the mucus. Even mild spices will help you to digest and assimilate your food.

Beans are generally good for kapha.

Nuts ear them either soaked or eat sparingly.

Most grains are good, but avoid too much rice and wheat

Milk devoid of fat will balance Kapha. Make sure you consume when it is warm (boiled then cooled to warm) adding pinch of turmeric is good.

Fruits

Favourable: Apples, Apricots, Berries, Cherries, Peaches, Pears, Pomegranate, Prunes and Raisins

Moderation: Figs, Grapes, Lemon, Lime and Strawberries

Rare: Mangos

Avoid: Avocados, Bananas, coconut, Dates, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Melons, Olives, oranges, Papaya, pineapple, plums, rhubarb, Tamarind and Watermelon

Vegetables

Favorable: Artichoke, Asparagus, Beet greens, beets, Broccol, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Cilantro, Corn, Radish, Eggplant, Fennel, Green beans, Green Chillies, Horse radish, Kale, leafy greens, Lettuce, Mustard Greens and Okra

Avoid: Cucumber, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Zucchini

Legumes

Favorable: Beans, chickpeas, lentils, Lima beans, Navy beans, Peas, Split peas, and Toor Dhal.

Moderation: Mung beans, and Tofu

Avoid: Kidney Beans, Soy beans, and Urad Dhal (Black Lentils)

Dairy Products

Favorable: Cottage Cheese from skimmed Goat milk, Buttermilk Avoid: Salted Butter, most of the dairy products in excess is not advisable

Grains

Favorable: Barely, Buck wheat, Corn, Crackers, Oats, Rye and Tropicana

Avoid: Bread, Rice and wheat

Nuts

Favorable: Almonds and Charoli

Avoid: Cashew nuts, macadamia, Pista, and walnuts

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