Take the quiz and choose your individual Ayurveda Winter food list

Take the quiz and choose your individual Ayurveda Winter food list

Take this Vikriti quiz here and find out what your predominant body type (dosha) is at the moment:
https://yogainternational.com/article/view/vikriti-test

Then come back and find your list of foods best suited to you for the Winter months. There’s also a list of tips for all three body types over Winter.

Ayurveda divides the year into six seasons, early and late Winter, early and late Summer, Autumn and Spring. Your body type peaks and subsides throughout these seasons therefore seasonally eating to suit your body type you discovered in the quiz can be very beneficial for your digestion. Don’t be tempted to buy overseas exotic foods over Winter – nature usually provides us with the correct growing fruits and vegetables that suit our digestion so try and eat locally and fresh.

Your natural body intelligence copes with the cold of Winter by increased inner warmth and agni (digestive fire) so your appetite will go up in Winter, especially for those comfort foods. Avoid cold salads or other cold food like ice cream over Winter and beef up those fatty, luscious stews that your body craves. You will find that if you are eating right for the season your body will digest better and you’ll be less susceptible to all those Winter bugs going around.

Please feel free to download and share these lists and add them to your shopping lists 🙂

Winter Vata food list – include as many of these foods in to your diet as possible
Grains – cooked oats, rice, wheat, corn
Pulses – red lentils
Vegetables – Avocado (for its fats), beetroot, carrots, daikon, aubergine, garlic, ginger, pumpkin, leeks, radish, kumara, yams, zucchini
Fruits – almonds, bananas, dates, figs, lemon, limes, oranges, pears –
Meats – Beef, eggs, fish and all seafood. Goat meat is best.
Spices – All except chillies
Dairy – milks – warmed only, Avoid cheese and yoghurt.
Nuts and seeds – all
Fats – Avocado, ghee, flax oil, coconut oil, sesame oil
Beverages – licorice tea, warm milk drinks, ashwagandha (you may know it as withania somnifera) with milk ( See below special – so yum)

Winter Pitta food list – include as many of these foods in to your diet as possible
Grains – cooked oats, rice, wheat, tapioca, corn
Pulses – mung beans, red lentils, pinto beans
Vegetables – Broccoli, cabbage, celery, daikon, green beans, leafy greens, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkin, peas, kumara, taro, watercress, zucchini.
Fruits – Apples, bananas, dates, raisins
Meats – Avoid red meat. Prefer chicken, fish and turkey
Spices – Use green cardamom, coriander, cumin, fennel seeds, parsley, saffron, rock salt.
Dairy – All dairy except cheese and yoghurt. Avoid cold milk! Cottage cheese is ok.
Nuts and Seeds – Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds.
Fats – Ghee, butter, coconut oil, olive oil.
Beverages – Licorice root tea, warm milk drinks

Winter Kapha food list – include as many of these foods in to your diet as possible
Grains – Rice, barley, millet
Pulses – mung beans
Vegetables – Broccoli, carrots, celery, daikon, aubergine, fennel, fenugreek, onions, garlic, green beans, leafy greens, radish.
Fruits – Raisins, frozen berries (warmed), lemon and limes.
Meats – Avoid red meat. Prefer chicken.
Spices – All spices including chilli
Dairy – All dairy except cheese and yoghurt. Avoid cold milk! Buttermilk particularly good.
Nuts and Seeds – Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds.
Fats – Ghee, mustard oil, olive oil, sesame oil.
Beverages – Licorice root tea, ginger tea, Tulsi ( Holi Basil) tea, peppermint tea, warm milk/buttermilk drinks

For all body types in Winter (tridoshic) –
Have 1 tsp of honey every morning
Drink boiled water reduced to warm – put boiled water in your glass drink bottle to drink at school/work
Prefer heavy foods over light foods
Prefer warm foods over cold foods eg. if you have a wrap – heat it up. Have toasted sandwiches instead of cold sandwiches.
Take liquid extract of amalaki – very high in Vit C Indian gooseberry (- see below special).
Snack on roasted sesame and pumpkin seeds
Put 1/4 tsp of good quality turmeric on your biggest, warm meal.

20% off amalaki and ashwagandha powder until July 22nd – quote WINTER in any email order- see stock list here –
http://www.fusionayurveda.co.nz/ayurveda-products/

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