Can’t Cut the Cravings? Eat this, Not That!( Kapha Balancing Edition)

EAT THIS, NOT THAT: KAPHA EDITION

Kapha Cravings, kapha balancing, sweet, sour salty foods, what to eat instead, ayurveda.

Food For Kapha Cravings

Ayurveda teaches us everything from what to eat for our body type to which foods will build tissue layers, or warm or cool the body.

By using this ancient wisdom, we can also learn about which foods are best to eat when cleansing based on our current state of balance.

Below I’ll share with you some foods you may be craving while cleansing excess Kapha, and which foods you should eat instead to help ease those cleanse time hunger pangs.

With excess Kapha in the body, you may find yourself craving more building foods with Salty, Sweet, or Sour Qualities.


These qualities will increase Kapha in the body. While you want to avoid eating too many foods with these qualities, eating the right foods in moderation will help you get past the cravings.

What You’ll Crave and What to Eat

Crazy Craving For Sweets?

Eat this:
Sweet Potato
Winter Squash
Carrots
Beets
Steamed Rice( small amounts)
Fennel
Cardamom
Not That:
Chocolate
Cashews or pecans
Refined Sugar
Oranges
Dates
Bananas
Coconut

Do You Need Salt?

Eat This:
Artichoke
Garlic
Dulce
Scallions
Not That:
Cheese
Olives
Pretzels
Salted Peanuts

Stuck on Sour Foods?

Eat This :
Lemons
Limes
Pomegranates
Bitter Melon
Not that:
Grapefruit
Tamarind
Sour cream
Pineapple
Pickles

When all is said and done…

This is not by any means an extensive list, just some ideas to help you understand which foods will help to sooth the cravings brought on by Kapha during your cleanse.

If you’re looking for a more in depth list on which foods will help to cut down on kapha dosha, you can checkout other helpful sites with more information on kapha friendly foods like Banyan Botanicals.

Want to know about more which foods pacify which dosha, check out my article on Ayurvedic foods coming next in the spring cleanse series!

How about you?

Feel free to share this post with others who might benefit from this information and if you’re ready to dive into a cleanse! It’s always good to cleanse with friends!

So now, I want to hear from you! What foods have you been craving lately? Let me know in the comments below!

Love and Moonlight

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