Pitta Diet

FRUITS

FAVR
  • Generally most sweet fruit
  • Apples (sweet)
  • Applesauce
  • Apricots (sweet)
  • Berries (sweet)
  • Cherries (sweet)
  • Coconut
  • Dates
  • Figs, fresh
  • Grapes, sweet (red, purple, black)
  • Guava
  • Mangos (ripe)
  • Melons
  • Oranges (sweet)
  • Papaya
  • Pears
  • Pineapple (sweet)
  • Plums (sweet)
  • Pomegranates
  • Prunes
  • Raisins

Watermelon

MINOR
  • Avocado
  • Dried fruits sweet
  • Kiwi
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Quince, sweet
  • Strawberries, sweet
  • Tamarind
AVOID
  • Generally most sour fruit
  • Apples (sour)
  • Apricots (sour)
  • Bananas
  • Berries (sour)
  • Cherries (sour)
  • Cranberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes (green)
  • Kiwi
  • Lemons
  • Mangos (green)
  • Oranges (sour)
  • Papaya
  • Peaches
  • Persimmons
  • Pineapple (sour)
  • Plums (sour)
  • Rhubarb
  • Soursop
  • Tamarind

VEGETABLES

FAVOR
  • In general, sweet & bitter vegetables
  • Avocado
  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Arugula
  • Beets (cooked)
  • Bell Peppers
  • Bitter Melon
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots (cooked)
  • Carrots (raw)*
  • Cauliflower
  • Cilantro
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Endive
  • Green Beans
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Jicama
  • Kale
  • Karela
  • Lambsquater
  • Landcress
  • Leafy Greens
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Okra
  • Olives (black)
  • Onions (cooked)
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes, white
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • sweet & white Prickly pear (leaves)
  • Radishes (cooked)
  • Radicchio
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Sprouts (not spicy)
  • Squash, Summer
  • Squash, Winter
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Sprouts
  • Spaghetti, butternut
  • Watercress
  • Wheat Grass
  • Zucchini
MINOR
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Burdock root
  • Carrots
  •  Carrots tops
  • Cassava
  • Celery
  • Corn, fresh
  • Daikon radish
  • Escarole
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks, cooked
  • Mustard greens
  • Parsley
  • Plantain
  • Pokeroot
  • Pumpkin
  • Rutabaga
  • Spinach
  • Turnip greens
AVOID
  • In general, pungent vegetables
  • Beet Greens
  • Beets (raw)
  • Burdock root
  • Corn (fresh)
  • Daikon Radish
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Green Chilies
  • Horseradish
  • Hot chili peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks (raw)
  • Mustard Greens
  • Mushrooms
  • Olives, green
  • Onions (raw)
  • Peppers (hot)
  • Prickly pear (fruit)
  • Radishes (raw)
  • Spinach (cooked)
  • Spinach (raw)
  • Swiss chard
  • Taro root
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnip greens
  • Turnips

 

GRAINS

FAVOR
  • Amaranth
  • Barley
  • Basmati rice
  • Brown rice, sweet
  • Cereal (dry)
  • Couscous
  • Crackers
  • Durham Flour
  • Granola
  • Oats whole
  • Oat Bran
  • Oats(cooked)
  • Pancakes
  • Pasta
  • Quinoa
  • Rice (basmati, white, wild)
  • Rice Cakes
  • Seitan
  • Spelt
  • Sprouted Wheat Bread
  • Tapioca
  • Wheat
  • Wheat Bran

 

MINOR
  •  Sushi rice white
  •  Brown rice long or medium grain

 

AVOID
  • Buckwheat
  • Corn
  • Millet
  • Muesli
  • Polenta
  • Rice (brown)
  • Rye
  • Yeasted Bread

 

LEGUMES

FAVOR
  • Adzuki Beans
  • Black Beans
  • Black-Eyed Peas
  • Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas, black or yellow)
  • Kidney Beans
  • Lentils, brown
  • Lima Beans
  • Mung Beans
  • Mung Dal
  • Muth beans
  • Navy Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Peas (dried)
  • Split Peas, green or yellow
  • Soy Beans
  • Soy Cheese
  • Soy Flour
  • Soy Milk
  • Soy Powder
  • Tempeh
  • Tofu
  • White Beans

 

MINOR
  •  Tempeh
  • Tofu cooked

 

AVOID
  • Miso
  • Lentils red
  • Soy Meats
  • Soy Sauce
  • Urad Dal
  • Tur dal

 

 

DAIRY

FAVOR
  • Butter (unsalted homemade )
  • Cheese (soft, unsalted, not aged)
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Cow’s Milk, certified raw
  • Ghee
  • Goat’s Cheese (soft, unsalted)

 

 

MINOR
  • Goats milk
  • Ice-cream homemade
  •  Yogurt sweetened (freshly made & diluted, without fruit)

 

AVOID
  • Butter (salted)
  • Buttermilk
  • Cheese (hard)
  • Dairy products commercial or powdered
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Sour Cream
  • Yogurt (store bought, or with fruit)

 

 

NUTS AND SEEDS

FAVOR
  • Almonds (soaked and peeled)
  • Charoli Nuts
  • Flax Seeds
  • Halva
  • Popcorn (buttered, without salt)
  • Psyllium

 

MINOR
  • Coconut
  • Pumpkin seeds roasted
  • Poppy seeds
  • Sunflower seeds roasted
  • Water chestnuts cooked

 

AVOID
  • Almonds (with skin)
  • All nuts
  • Black walnuts
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Cashews
  • Chia Seeds
  • Filberts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Pecans
  • Pine Nuts
  • Pistachios
  • Sesame Seeds, black or white
  • Tahini
  • Walnut

 

MEAT AND EGGS

FAVOR
  • Buffalo
  • Chicken (white)
  • Eggs (white only or albumin)
  • Fish (freshwater)
  • Rabbit
  • Shrimp
  • Turkey (white)
  • Venison

 

AVOID
  • Beef
  • Chicken (dark)
  • Duck
  • Eggs (yolk)
  • Fish (saltwater, sea)
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Seafood
  • Tuna Fish
  • Turkey (dark)

OILS

FAVOR
  • External use only:
  • Coconut
  • For internal & external use:
  • Canola
  • Flax Seed Oil
  • Ghee
  • Primrose Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Soy Oil

 

MINOR
  • Avocado
  • Olive
  • Safflower
  • Walnut

 

AVOID
  • Almond Oil
  • Animal fats or lard
  • Apricot Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Mustard oil
  • Safflower Oil
  • Sesame Oil, dark
  • Vegetable mixed

 

SWEETENERS

FAVOR
  • Barley Malt
  • Brown sugar, unrefined
  • Date Sugar
  • Dried or fresh sugar cane juice
  • Fructose
  • Fruit Juice Concentrates [apple, pear, mango, fig, apricot, grape]
  • Maple Syrup
  • Rice Syrup
  • Sucanat
  • Sugarcane juice
  • Sweet fruits
  • Turbinado

 

 

MINOR
  • Amasake [rice milk]
  • Brown rice syrup

 

AVOID
  • Honey
  • Jaggary
  • Molasses
  • Sugar substitutes [saccharin, sweeten low nutrasweet]
  • White Sugar

 

SPICES

FAVOR

 

MINOR
  • Almond extract
  • Basil, fresh
  • Black pepper
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Curry powder
  • Dill seed
  • Garam masala
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Orange peel
  • Parsley
  • Tamarind
  • Vanilla
AVOID
  • Ajwan
  • Allspice
  • Almond extract
  •  Asafoetida (hing)
  • Anise
  • Basil (dry)
  • Bay Leaf
  • Caraway
  • Cayenne
  • Cloves
  • Fenugreek
  • Garlic
  • Ginger (dry)
  • Horseradish
  • Mango powder
  • Mace
  • Marjoram
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Nutmeg
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Pippali
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Salt
  • Savory
  • Star anise
  • Thyme
  • Trikatu

 

HERBAL TEAS

FAVOR
  • Bancha [ twig]
    Barley
  • Birch
  • Blackberry
  • Catnip
  • Chamomile
  • Chicory
  • Comfrey
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Dandelion
  • Elder flowers
  • Fennel
  • Ginger (fresh)
  • Hops
  • Jasmine
  • Kukicha
  • Lavender
  • Lemon balm
  • Lemon grass
  • Licorice
  • Lotus
  • Marshmallow
  • Nettle
  • Oat Straw
  • Passion flower
  • Peppermint
  • Raspberry leaves
  • Red clover
  • Rose flower
  • Saffron
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Spearmint
  • Violet
  • Wild cherry bark
  • Wintergreen
  • Yarrow

 

MINOR
  • Alfalfa
  • Borage
  • Burdock
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Grain tea
  • Hibiscus
  • Rosehips
  • Strawberry

 

 

AVOID
  • Ajwan
  • Basil**
  • Clove
  • Corn silk
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fenugreek
  • Ginger (dry or fresh)
  • Ginseng
  • Hawthorne
  • Hyssop
  • Juniper berry
  • Mormon tea
  • Osha
  • Pennyroyal
  • Red Zinger
  • Rosehip**
  • Sage
  • Sassafras
  • Yerba Mate

 

BEVERAGES

 

FAVOR
  • Alcohol (beer; dry white wine)*
  • Aloe vera juice or drinks
  • Amasake [rice milk]
  • Apple juice
  • Apricot juice
  • Berry juice (sweet)
  • Black tea*
  • Carob drinks
  • Chai (hot, spiced milk)*
  • Cherry juice (sweet)
  • Coconut shakes
  • Cow’s milk or drinks, cool
  • Cool dairy drinks
  • Date shake
  • Grain “coffee”
  • Grape juice
  • Mango juice
  • Miso broth*
  • Mixed veg. juice
  • Peach nectar
  • Pear juice
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Prune juice
  • Rice milk
  • Vegetable bouillon

 

MINOR
  •  Almond milk
  • Carrot vegetable juice
  • Chicory blends
  • Orange juice
  • Lassi [sweet yogurt drink]
  • Soy milk, spiced

 

AVOID
  • Alcohol (hard; red & sweet wine)
  • Apple cider
  • Banana shake
  • Berry juice (sour)
  • Caffeinated beverages
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Carrot juice
  • Cherry juice (sour)
  • Chocolate milk
  • Coffee
  • Cranberry juice
  • Frozen drinks
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Iced tea
  • Icy cold drinks
  • Lemonade
  • Papaya juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Salted drinks
  • Sour fruit juice
  • Tomato juice
  • V-8 juice
  • Sour juices

 

CONDIMENTS

FAVOR
  • Chutney, mango (sweet)
  • Cocout chutney
    Coriander leaves
  • Cilantro
  • Coconut, grated or roasted
  • Coconut milk
  • Daikon, graited
  • Dulse*
  • Hijiki*
  • Kombu*
  • Lime*
  • Mint leaves
  • Rosewater
  • Sprouts
  • Salt*
  • Seaweed*

 

MINOR
  • Black pepper
  • Gomashio mild
  • Mirin
  • Orange peel
  • Sweet ginger
  • Rock salt
  • Sea salt
  • Tamari
  • Mild herbal

 

AVOID
  • Chili pepper, hot
    Chocolate
  • Chutney, mango (spicy)
    Gomashio
  • Garlic
  • Horseradish
  • Kelp
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Lemon
  • Lime pickle
  • Mango pickle
  • Mayonnaise
  • commercial
  • Miso
  • Mustard commercial
  • Preservatives and additives chemicals
  • Pickles, sour
  • Salt iodised(in excess)
  • Scallions
  • Soy sauce
  • Vinegar

 

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