Spring Grocery List – “Kapha Reducing Diet”

March-June

To Stay Strong and Healthy:

  • During Spring, eat more foods from this list.
  • Eat more foods that are Pungent (Spicy), Bitter, Astringent / Light, Dry, Warm: such as flavorful steamed
    veggies, brothy soups, brown rice.
  • Eat less foods that are Sweet, Sour, Salty / Heavy, Cold, Oily: such as fried foods, ice cream, heavy dairy.
  • Schedule a 3-7 day Panchakarma retreat to detox, or follow our Short Home Cleanse for a 4 day personal cleanse.
  • For 6 weeks, take 500 mg of Manjistha, Turmeric Plus and Tulsi twice per day to cleanse your lymphatic system,
    heal your digestion, boost immunity and nourish your nervous system.
  • Tired? Schedule an Ayurvedic Consult to treat the root cause of your fatigue, which is different
    for each person.

Daily Routines (Dinacharya) for Spring:

  • Self-massage with warm Lymphatic Massage Oil or raw sesame oil.
  • Three or more times per day practice Bellows Breath: breathe quickly and with strength in and out through your nose for 30 seconds while expanding and contracting your diaphragm. Sit in silence for 1 minute.
  • Exercise in the morning to increase circulation, mood and immunity.
  • Perform Neti by irrigating your nasal passage with warm salt water. Always follow with Nasya.
  • Perform Nasya by dipping a q-tip in warm Tri-Doshic Massage Oil or warm sesame oil, swirling it inside your nostrils, and inhaling deeply.

Signs of Excess Kapha During Spring:

  • Cold, cough, allergies, congestion, flu, fatigue, depression, weight gain.
  • If you experience some of these signs, schedule a consult with Dr. Douillard and follow the above guidelines for a balanced Spring!

Download the PDF>>> Download a PDF of the Spring Grocery List

*An asterisk means it is best to eat more of this food.

VEGETABLES

FRUIT

SPICES

LEGUMES

HERB TEA

*Alfalfa Sprouts

Apples

Anise

*All Sprouted Beans

Alfalfa

Artichokes

Blueberries

Asafoetida

Adzuki

*Cardamom

*Asparagus

*Dried Fruit (all)

Basil

Black Gram

*Chicory

*Bean Sprouts

Grapefruit

Bay Leaf

Garbanzo

*Cinnamon

Beets

Lemons, Limes

*Black Pepper

Fava

*Cloves

*Bell Peppers

Papayas

Chamomile

*Kidney

*Dandelion

*Bitter Melon

Pears

Caraway

*Lentils

*Ginger

Broccoli

Pomegranates (sour)

Cardamom

*Lima

*Hibiscus

*Brussels Sprouts

Raspberries

*Cayenne

*Mung

*Orange Peel

*Cabbage

Strawberries

Cinnamon

*Split Pea

*Strawberry Leaf

*Carrots

All Berries

*Clove

 

 

*Cauliflower

 

Coriander

 

 

*Celery

 

Cumin

 

 

*Chicory

DAIRY

Dill

LEAN MEAT & FISH

BEVERAGES

*Chilies, dried

Ghee (moderation)

Fennel

Chicken

Black Tea (moderation)

Cilantro

Lowfat yogurt (moderation)

Fenugreek

Duck (moderation)

Coffee (moderation)

*Collard Greens

Rice/Soy milk

Garlic

Eggs (moderation)

 Water (room temp. to hot)

*Corn

*Goat milk

Ginger

Freshwater fish

 

*Dandelion

 

Horseradish

Lamb (moderation)

 

*Endive

 

Marjoram

Ocean fish (moderation)

 

Fennel

 

Mustard

Turkey

 

*Garlic

 

Nutmeg

 

 

Ginger

 

Oregano

 

 

*Green Beans

OILS

Peppermint

NUTS & SEEDS

SWEETENERS

*Hot Peppers

Canola

Poppy Seeds

Filberts

*Honey – Raw

Jicama

*Corn

Rosemary

Pinons

 Maple Syrup

*Kale

Flax

Saffron

Pumpkin

Molasses

Leeks

Mustard

Sage

Sunflower

 

*Lettuce

Safflower

Spearmint

 

 

*Mushrooms

Soy

Thyme

 

 

*Mustard Greens

Sunflower

Turmeric

GRAINS

CONDIMENTS

*Onions

 

 

Amaranth

Carob

*Parsley

 

 

Barley

 Pickles

*Peas

 

 

 

 

 

Buckwheat

 

*Potatoes, baked

 

Corn

 

*Radishes

 

Millet

 

Seaweed

 

Oats, dry

 

Learn more about the seasonal diet in

The 3-Season Diet

byJohn Douillard

Snow Peas

 

Quinoa

*Spinach

 

Rice, Brown, long grain

*Swiss Chard

 

Rye

*Turnips

 

 

*Watercress

 

 

 


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