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Dietary Guidelines for Kapha

NOTE: Guidelines provided in this table are general. Specific adjustments for individual requirements may need to be made, e.g., food allergies, strength of agni, season of the year and degree of dosha predominance or aggravation. *okay in moderation, ** okay rarely

Before making any changes to your diet, it is recommended that you check with your physician. This ayurvedic dietary guide is educational and is not intended to treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease.

FRUITS -- Yes
Generally most astringent fruit
FRUITS -- No
Generally most sweet & sour fruit
VEGETABLES -- Yes
In general most pungent & bitter vegetables
VEGETABLES -- No
In general, sweet & juicy vegetables
  • Apples
  • Applesauce
  • Apricots
  • Berries
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Figs (dry)
  • Ggrapes*
  • Lemons*
  • Limes*
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pomegranets
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Strawberries
  • Avacado
  • Bananas
  • Coconut
  • Dates
  • Figs (fresh)
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi
  • Mangos**
  • Melons
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Rhubrab
  • Tamarind
  • Watermelon
  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Beet greens
  • Beets
  • Bitter Melon
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Burdock Root
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cilantro
  • Corn
  • Daikon Radish
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel (anise)
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Green chilies
  • Horseradish
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leafy Greens
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard Greens
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Olives, black or green
  • Parsnips**
  • Potatoes, sweet
  • Squash, winter
  • Taro Root
  • Tomatoes (raw)
  • Zucchini