Rice – Basmati, Red Shali or other wholesome rice with both husk and inner shell removed (polished).
This diet is recommended in case of low agni (low digestive power) combined with Kapha mind-body type or Kapha imbalance.
Food should in general be fresh, well-cooked, tasty, enjoyable, satisfying and it should be taken regularly, and timely and in proper amount, in a settled environment.
Good Digest Tips
All grains should be one year old when used.
Barley – Light preparations such as soup, crackers, unleavened bread etc.
Rye – Crackers (softer varieties made from finely ground flour).
Oats – Cooked with water to light porridge
Millet – Steamed or boiled
Wheat – Preparations made from finely ground whole wheat flour.
- Bicuits with low content of fat and sugar
- Light bread toasted
- Unleavened bread such as light, fresh and well-cooked chapatti, Arabic bread, tortilla etc.
- Rice, dry fried, then boiled and prepared as soup
- Rice, dry fried and then steamed or boiled
- Steamed or boiled rice
- Light preparations made from rice flour
- “Puffed” rice (Laja)
Yellow mung beans (green husk removed)
- Liquid dahl preparation
- Prepared with rice as Peya (thin soup) or Vilepi (thick soup).
Well-cooked and in slightly juicy preparation.
- Green, leafy vegetables (well cooked), white pumpkin, asparagus, artichoke, cabbage, zucchini (in more dry preparation), tomato (without skin), celery (not root), carrot (small amounts), spinach, chicory, (or similar bitter vegetable), tender eggplant (lighter when skin is removed), tender white radish (prepared with some fat), green papaya.
Low fat milk, goats milk, butter milk, lassi, ghee (in small amounts).
Honey in small amounts.
All (except coconut) in very small amounts for cooking.
All spices except salt. Especially pungent and sharp spices (pepper, ginger etc.). Lemon juice in small amounts.
Ripe and in season.
- Grapes, raisins (soaked, chewed well and in small amounts), pomegranate, papaya (small amounts), fig, apple (light varieties, taken without skin), guava.
- Juice of Kapha pacifying fruits in general.
If you have a specific imbalance that you need help with consider asking a question – Ask the Expert, or having a personal consultation in person or via skype/phone.
The Get Balance Team
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