Kapha Weight-Loss Diet | Ayurvedic Food List for Kapha Dosha | Clareminded


it’s one of those things that if you are
looking to lose weight or just get more back in tune with your body and your
mind you need to start looking at the foods you’re eating. Hello the beautiful
people welcome back to another wonderful episode of Clareminded – my name is Clare
and in this episode today we are talking about the kapha weight-loss diet
so we’re I’m going to give you an ayurvedic food list specifically for the
kapha dosha so I’m going to kind of go over briefly what the kapha dosha is and
then I’ll give you examples of the preferred tastes for the kapha dosha and
then I’ll give you specific foods that are balancing for the kapha dosha because
the kapha dosha is made up of earth and water so it carries a lot of heavy dense
kind of like stable static qualities so when you think of someone who is a
kapha dosha these people tend to have they’re very sweet they’re calm they’re
more grounded they usually have a slow time making decisions but stick to it
very strictly they can be stubborn deal with some lethargy some weight gain and
they tend to just kind be softer rounded shaped people the kapha dosha tends to
deal with slower digestion and their body shape tends to be a little stockier
thicker bones stronger features thicker hair eyes nose bridge just like wider
features all around and so for the kapha dosha these people because they
have so much earth and water already naturally in them that’s just who they
are that’s the way they’re made up they want to bring in some balancing elements
so this comes out in what they eat specifically is a great place to start
so because they are earth and water they want to bring in air ether and fire they
have slow digestion so they need to speed that up with some like extra fire
to like get it going so of the ayurvedic six tastes the kapha dosha prefers the
bitter astringent and pungent taste and the bitter taste has a lot of
air in either – it’s a very light quality it would and it’s also a little
bit cooling as well so you want to bring in this bitter taste so a lot of like
leafy greens are really good for the kapha dosha then you want the astringent
taste with it which is air and earth so a more air in the body this is gonna
kind of help move everything so your digestion isn’t uh slow or sluggish
so there’s stringent are things like legumes and these kind of give the whole
body and digestion a little quote more Airy quality so it kind of helps lift
you up creates more air in the body and then you have the pungent taste as a
preferred kapha dosha balancing taste and the pungent taste is fire and air so
this is a lot of like spicy stuff this is like black pepper ginger Curry’s
really good things for the kapha dosha because it’s igniting that extra fire
it’s gonna get things moving a little bit quicker aiding in a quicker
suggestion which we want for the kapha dosha especially if you’re looking
for some weight loss right now as we’re in kapha season it’s springtime so
kapha season is the end of winter – about end of spring you know early
spring so we’re dealing with a lot of just like we’re coming out of
hibernation we’re moving from cold to warm so everything is melting so we’re
dealing with a lot more congestion there’s mucus buildup there’s like some
coughs going on cold sometimes fever so these are all symptoms of just like
naturally kapha seasons as we go from cold to warm so during this time you can
also bring in balancing elements by focusing on the bitter the astringent
and pungent taste so the springtime is a really good time to focus on those
tastes if you’re dealing with a little bit of mucus or coughs or anything
getting back up a little bit those taste will help lighten your body and kind of
cleanse it out so kapha dosha you want a cleansing act of all the foods that you
eat if you’re dealing with any of those kind of imbalances some taste that you
don’t want to focus on are things like the sweet the sour and the salty taste
those are too earthy too heavy for the kapha dosha especially
the springtime as you’re trying to spring clean you know you want to
cleanse your body you want to purify it so the sweet it’s too heavy it’s dense
it carries a lot of water in it any of the salty which again it holds a lot of
water and it builds up that water retention that kapha dosha already has
just naturally in their body makeup so by adding more salty taste it’s only
going to expand that water retention and the salt is a little bit too
strong for the kapha dosha so it’s gonna offset the balance there so really you
want to focus on taste to have the bitter astringent and pungent taste
however overall you do want to incorporate all six tastes but you want
to focus on those three because that will help bring you back into balance
now always go off how you feel because you do need a little bit of everything
for complete balance but if you were dealing with like you can’t get off the
couch you’re dealing with a cold you have congestion your nose is super
stuffy have some tea some warming spices to kind of help clear the channels do
some neti pot in your nose to kind of help clear the channels and get your
body back to feeling healthy so do a little exercise maybe some vinyasa yoga
or try a new dance class whatever is going around town get yourself out call
a friend to kind of help get you back into the community winter is a really
good time where we just kind of hibernate out so spring is the perfect
time to really start to build up those relationships that have been you know a
little push to the side because it’s so cool to go anywhere you want to start
every activating those calling your friends going out and doing new things
this will help bring that kapha dosha back into balance from all those heavy
earthy qualities so you want to move your body you want to ignite it with a
pungent the astringent and bitter taste now specific foods that I can give you
to eat and focus on if you were dealing with a kapha dosha in balance now
remember these tastes and these foods are just preferred so if you’re dealing
with a strong imbalance these are the foods you want to focus on however they
are not Bible you can take them the non-preferred ones in smaller
amounts however the preferred tastes and foods
are going to gain you the best balance for your body type so starting with the
grains so the grains that are best for the kapha dosha are things like toasted
breads because they’re really dry amaranth basmati rice is pretty much
tridoshic corn flour and quinoa which is another
tridoshic grain some grains that you want to moderate are things like rye
and millet sweeteners kapha dosha really wants to avoid all of these sweeteners
because they’re very heavy and dense and really only weighs the kapha dosha down
even deeper however if you do want to indulge in a little bit of sweetness you
can have aged to honey any honey that is about six months or more in stored is
going to be a little bit drier and better for the kapha dosha oils you want
to focus on small amounts again because they are so dense and heavy the best
oils for the kapha dosha are lighter oils like canola corn safflower and sunflower
you want to moderate or avoid as much as possible things like almond avocado
coconut olive and peanut those are all super heavy too heavy for the kapha dosha
fruits the kapha dosha really wants to focus on dried fruits they want to focus
on those astringent tastes like the apples and pomegranates things like
cherries cranberries and grapefruit are also okay prunes are okay for the
kapha dosha kind of fruit that you want a moderate if
you’re dealing with a kapha imbalance or things like apricot lemon lime papaya
those are a little bit too sour any super dense heavy foods sweets like
mangos papaya again pineapple those are a
little bit too strong and too heavy for the kapha dosha
so moderate or limit those as much as possible when talking about the
vegetables the best vegetables for the kapha dosha are all leafy greens leafy
greens are green kale spinach Swiss chard cilantro
we have sprouts artichokes asparagus green beans bell pepper broccoli
Brussels sprouts carrots cauliflower corn potatoes hot peppers are really
good seaweed turnips mustard greens these are all amazing vegetables for the
kapha dosha a couple ones that you want to moderate or limit if you’re dealing
with an imbalance or things like mushrooms tomatoes and squash sweet
potatoes those are a little bit too heavy for the kapha dosha for nuts and
seeds the best seeds and nuts for the kapha dosha are pumpkin and sunflower you
can moderate sesame seeds but you want to avoid cashews pistachios almonds
pecans walnuts and peanuts these are all way too heavy for the kapha dosha and
will only ground you even deeper legumes the best legumes for the kapha dosha are
mung beans red lentils and soy beans legumes that you want to moderate are
things like black beans fava beans kidney beans lima beans and black
lentils now when talking about dairy I personally suggest going off dairy
especially if you’re a kapha dosha because dairy is very mucus-forming and
it’s very heavy so you really want to avoid butter cheese cow’s milk frozen
yogurt ice cream sour cream yogurt those are way too heavy berry mucus-forming
for the kapha dosha however if you do indulge you want to focus on the lighter
dairy products things like goat cheese unsalted not aged goat’s milk
cottage cheese moderately are okay for the kapha dosha if you follow dairy in
your diet though I don’t recommend any meat products especially for the
kapha dosha just to give you a little bit of info if you were to indulge in a
little but a meet if you are in kapha dosha you
want to focus on white lighter meats white chicken freshwater fish white
turkey eggs are okay pretty much tridoshic in their whole sense and if you do
indulge in the meat you want to avoid and all the heavy meats like beef
buffalo dark chicken dark fish saltwater fish duck lamb pork salmon these are all
way too heavy for the kapha dosha moving into spices the best spices for the
kapha dosha are a nice basil cardamon cinnamon clove cumin fennel dill
fenugreek ginger especially the fresh ginger garlic mustard a rate you know
rosemary saffron sage thyme turmeric black pepper black mustard seed nutmeg
peppermint bay leaf all great the only spice that you want to moderate for the
kapha dosha is salt limit the salt limit that salty taste and lastly the
beverages the best beverages for a kapha dosha are green veggie juices
wheatgrass juice cranberry pure cranberry unsweetened juice things that
you wanna moderate are carbonated water coffee black tea beverages that you want
to avoid for the kapha dosha are apple and orange juice those are very very
sweet and any soft drinks too much sugar for the kapha dosha and then will
ultimately lead to weight gain so focusing on the cup of weight loss diet
you want to avoid all those sweet juices and sweet soft drinks as well so closing
out our cup a weight loss food list and on the automatic food list that I’ve
just given you for any kapha dosha imbalances first you need to figure out
what kind of dish of body type you are because this will lead into a world of
just kind of knowing your body things that you can do to moderate any
imbalances that you’re dealing with and just kind of help you get back in tune
with yourself your mind your body and your spirit
and if you are a kapha dosha or dealing with these any imbalances you can check
out some of these other videos about the kapha body type characteristics kapha dosha
imbalances to see if you’re dealing with any things of like lethargy cough
respiratory systems if you have any mucus buildup
these are kapha dosha imbalance symptoms so check those out and see if you have
any and if you are dealing with anything try and focus on this kappa weight loss
foodless this will help you bring those opposing qualities back into balance
kapha’s earth and water it’s heavy so you want to bring in the bitter the pungent
and the astringent taste focus on the air ether and fire and that will
kick-start your metabolism your digestion and get that imbalance back in to
correct working order some agni ideal state for the kapha dosha so if you liked
this video and you want to see more about it hit the like button let me know
in the comments if you need more specifics there’s also a more tot out
foodless on my website that you can check out thank you guys so much for
being here my name is Clare thanks for tuning in and I’ll see you next time

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