The best fruits to eat based on your unique Ayurvedic Dosha


The best fruits to eat based on your unique Ayurvedic Dosha

Fruit is an important (and delicious!) part of a balanced diet… but do you know what the best kind of fruit for you and your unique body is?

The type of fruit you should be eating most depends on your Ayurvedic dosha!

Firstly, Ayurveda believes that fruit should be had on an empty stomach. This is because fruits get digested the fastest, and your body is better able to metabolise them when your digestion isn’t overloaded with starches, proteins and fats that digest at a different rate than fruit.

Everything you eat and drink impacts you differently based on your dosha type. When your dosha is balanced, you’ll feel mentally and physically healthy. When it’s unbalanced, it can manifest in many different issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Poor digestion
  • Acid reflux
  • Skin issues
  • Weight gain
  • Stress

…depending on which dosha is out of balance.

Here are the best fruits to eat to maintain a balanced dosha, depending on your type.

VATA: This type should favour sour and sweet fruits and minimise those that are bitter or astringent, as that is aggravating to Vata. The best fruits for Vatas are bananas, berries, grapes, mangoes, pineapple and plums. Stewed fruits are warming and comforting, making them another good choice for Vatas.

PITTA: This dosha should avoid fruits that are very sour, like grapefruits. The best fruit choices for Pitta types include sweet, astringent and cooling varieties that will help calm the Pitta fire. These include bananas, cherries, mangoes, grapes, pears and plums. Pittas should stick to eating fruit only in the morning or afternoon, not in the evenings.

KAPHA: Kapha types will want to avoid fruits that are extremely sour or sweet, like pineapples and bananas or that are too watery like melons. Berrie, apples, cherries, pears, and pomegranates are all good choices to pacify Kapha dosha. Some dried fruits are also perfect for Kaphas, such as apricots and prunes.

Eating the right types of foods for your dosha will help you connect the dots to what feels intuitive and what feels forced. 

There may be a reason you like strawberries more than papaya. Honor that. Eating what you love will help you reach your goals without depriving yourself or making weight loss feel hard.

Get in touch with me here if you’re interested in learning more about your Ayurvedic dosha and how to maintain a balanced diet based on yours.

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