Eating for Your Body Type the Ayurvedic Way

Find out about your body’s ideal Ayurvedic diet.

Eating for Your Body Type the Ayurvedic Way

Ancient Ayurvedic tradition teaches that each person contains a unique mixture of three elements, or doshas. The mix of these doshas is thought in Ayurveda to influence personality, and their balance is said by some to influence health. Find out which Ayurvedic diet might be right for your body type.

What Is a Dosha?

Practitioners of the Ayurvedic tradition imagine the body as being influenced by several “bodily fluids” or doshas that exist within the human body. According to Ayurvedic practitioners, the balance of these humors may influence an individual’s personality. They also assume that an imbalance of these humors may lead to illness.

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