Thank you for participating in the most reliable Ayurvedic Dosha Test. Now, you know the percentage of Vata, Pitta and Kapha in your body. Your natural ayurvedic constitution (also known as Ayurvedic Prakriti) have a predominant dosha. But the wrong selection of food and herbs may adversely affect your health.
Balance is a key in ayurveda. Therefore, You should not select food based on a single predominant dosha. You should also consider other doshas. However, it is not practically possible to do calculations for each food for each dosha proportion. The best guideline for this is adopting a diversity of food.
Here are a few tips that might help you improve your health and wellbeing.
- Variety: The most important aspect of healthy eating is variety. Choose different healthy non-processed food from different food groups. Read More: Dietary Guidelines
- Fruits: Eat at least 3 servings of fruits. Include different fruits on a daily or weekly basis, but eat one fruit at a time. 1 serving of fruits equals 150 grams of fresh fruit, 75 grams for fresh berries and 30 grams of dried fruit (e.g. dates, prunes, apricots, etc.). Read More: Fruit Guide
- Vegetable Salad: Eat at least 450 grams of salad from raw vegetables daily. Read More: Vegetable Guide
- Cooked Vegetables: Eat at least 225 grams of cooked vegetables daily. Choose different vegetables daily. Read More: Vegetable Guide
- Intact Whole Grains: Avoid food made of grain flour. Choose intact whole grains and include a variety of whole grains. Read More: Whole Grains Guide
- Superior Legumes: Here, you can choose according to your dominant dosha. Join Ayurvedic Diet Course for more details. Read More: Legumes Guide
- Nuts: 30 grams soaked nuts. Here you can choose according to your tolerability and preference. Read More: Nuts Guide
- Seeds: 1 tablespoon of mixed seeds (hemp, flaxseeds, pumpkin, sesame etc.). Read More: Seeds Guide
- Fresh Herbs: Also, never forget to include fresh herbs (preferably coriander, basil and mint). Read More: Fresh Herbs Guide
- Sunlight: You should expose your body for 15-30 minutes to sunlight. Read More: Sunbath
Balance is a key in ayurveda. Choose a variety of foods in your diet. The variety balances dosha in a better way than we do intentionally. If you are more concerned, just add 5-10% foods in your diet based on dominant dosha. Even you are adding food based on a specific dosha, but make sure you choose a variety of food. Do not eat the same food every day.
If a specific dosha disturbs your health and causes disease, increase the variety of foods up to 10-25% that balance that specific dosha. For this, you must consult an ayurvedic practitioner. Wrong selection of food may adversely affect your health.
Dr Jagdev Singh (Ayur Times)