Vata Diet during Winter season

Your Ayurvedic Diet For Winter 

A simple way to consider what to eat is to think of the opposite qualities of nature. When the weather is dry, light and cold, the body needs hot, nourishing, soft, oily foods to feel grounded and protected. Taste wise, opt for sweet, sour and salty foods. 

An ideal start to the day would be warm water with lemon and ginger, followed by porridge. Lentils, soups, stews with bulgur wheat are all good lunch options. If food is a little dry, add a spoon of ghee on top as this will lubricate the internal organs and get a sluggish system moving.  

Now is the time to include more Ayurvedic food, and limit the intake of raw foods, dried fruit and nuts, but if you enjoy these, soak them overnight to soften and aid digestion.

Here is a vata Diet food list to help you plan your meals.

 

Fruits

Dairy

Vegetables & Flavouring

Healthy Herbs

Ripe Avocados,

Dates,

Figs,

Sweet Grapes,

Oranges Lemons Limes

Butter Ghee,

Buttermilk ,

Warm Milk,

Cheese Cream Cheese,

Yogurt,

Kefer

Steamed Carrots,

Cooked onions, Cooked Squash,

Pumpkin and Sweet Potatoes,

Garlic, Ginger, Saffron, Chilly, Tumeric,

Asafoetida (hing),

Black pepper, Anise, Basil,

Bay leaves, Mustard seeds Cinnamon, Clove, Parsley, Nutmeg, Rosemary

Ashwagandha,

Tri-herbal,

Triphala,

Brahmi,

Fennel

 

 

Grains & Nuts

Oils

Legumes

Sweet

Brown & Basmati Rice,

Oats and Wheat

Amaranth and Quiona

Any nuts soaked and softened

Almond,

Ghee,

Olive,

Sesame,

Sunfflower

Kidney & Mung, 

Beans, Toor and Urad

Daal, Miso Soup and Broth

Maple and Rice Syrup

Molasses or Raw Sugar