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 Are the Different Kinds of Doshas?

There are three kinds of dosha: vata, pitta and kapha.

· Vata is said to control movement in the body by guiding the nervous system and the process of eliminating waste. Those with a vata body type are like the winter and can be thin, stressed, constipated and often cold.

· In Ayurveda, pitta is thought to control digestion and is said to be involved in energy production. These people are like the summer and can be of medium build, short tempered, and are said not to like hot weather.

· The kapha dosha is said to hold the body together. These people are like the spring: heavy, wet, easy-going, and calm.

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