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Pitta:

Fire & Water

* Tendency to Hot, Wet, and Light Qualities

* More Physically Active than the Other Doshas

* KEYWORD IS FOCUS – Eagle Archetype

* Pitta Type are intense people with strong desires and appetites

* Needs 3 Regular, Balanced Meals a Day

Metabolic or digestive transformation, controller of the other two dosha’s
Average, athletic bodytype with well developed musculature
Tends to be more physically active than the other types
Correlates to Summer Season and Adulthood Stage of Life

FOOD REMEDIES FOR HOT (PITTA)

  • Pitta does well with a diet of 50% cooked and 50% raw foods

  • More raw foods in the warm summer months and more cooked foods in the winter

  • Pitta reducing diet emphasis’s: cool, (bitter) dry (astringent), and heavy (sweet)foods

  • Cooling, hydrating, alkaline and anti-inflammatory

  • Greens, Bitters, Vegetables, Fish, Eggs, Legumes and Beans

  • Mineralizing seaweeds, sprouts, superfood like blue-green algae and chlorophyl help alkalinize Pitta

  • Coconut oil, flaxseed, hempseed oil, avocado oil

For Hot Digestive Symptoms: 

  • Use Turmeric Root, Tulsi (Holy Basil), Cumin, Coriander, fennel, chia seeds Fresh JUICE with celery, fennel root, and cucumber Drink Aloe Vera juice, Demulcent herbs like marshmallow, licorice

  • Cooling herbs- mints, hibiscus, cilantro

  • Eat in a calm environment

  • Need to address emotional status in relationship to food

Most Unbalancing Choices for Pitta:

  • Eating on the go

  • The late meal being the largest

  • Too much hot, oily, spicy food or alcohol

  • They may be prone to digestive issues due to pitta dosha producing acid indigestion, ulcers, IBS or diarrhea

Mantra for Pitta Dosha: 
Chill Out; Balance your drive and focus on work with play and relaxation.