Monthly Archives: September 2018

Vata Kapha Food List

FRUITS

  • Apples (cooked)
  • Applesauce
  • Apricots
  • Berries
  • Cherries
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Peaches
  • Prunes (cooked or soaked)
  • Raisins (cooked or soaked)

GRAINS

  • Amaranth
  • Durham Flour
  • Quinoa
  • Rice (basmati or wild)
  • Seitan
  • Sprouted Wheat Bread

BEANS

  • Lentils, Red
  • Mung Beans
  • Mung Dal, Split
  • Soy Milk (served warm)
  • Soy Meats
  • Tofu (served hot)
  • Toor Dal

DAIRY

  • Buttermilk
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Ghee
  • Goat’s Milk
  • Yogurt (fresh, not store bought)

NUTS/SEEDS

  • Almonds (soaked & peeled)
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds

OILS

  • Almond Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Ghee
  • Mustard Oil
  • Peanut Oil
  • Sunflower Oil

SWEETENERS

  • Fruit Juice Concentrates
  • Honey (raw)

VEGETABLES

  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Carrots, Cooked
  • Chilies (in very small quantities)
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • Green Chilies
  • Leeks
  • Mustard Greens
  • Okra
  • Onion, Cooked
  • Peas, Cooked
  • Rutabaga
  • Spinach, Cooked
  • Squash, Winter
  • Watercress

MEAT

  • Chicken (white meat)
  • Eggs
  • Fish (freshwater)
  • Shrimp
  • Turkey (white)

All spices good except salt

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I just can’t eat it anymore

Nuts. I love them. Almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, almond butter, I love them all. But I’ve come to the realization that my body doesn’t love nuts. Every time I eat a Base Culture brownie (cashew butter being the main ingredient) I blow up. The last two days I’ve done an experiment with almond butter after fasting for seven days and I blew up. It’s a no, folks. I can’t do nuts. I don’t know if it’s the lectins, the fat, the kapha dosha overstimulation or what but I’m kicking nuts out of my diet like gluten, quinoa, and oats. I guess I’ll have to try Ripple non-dairy milk because all my go-to plant milks are nut based. I really liked this sunflower milk we tried at our health food store years ago but it didn’t go over well and I’ve never seen it in stores. I just use it for the occasional protein shake anyway.

This will be an adjustment for sure but this probably explains why I don’t do well with Simple Mills crackers and cookies, either. Can one even eat Paleo or Keto without almond flour? No worries, I’m on a vegan challenge for the rest of September anyway.

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