The Spring season is a "Khapa season" where the qualities of the water element have increased within the body and in the surrounding environment. Therefore, the qualities of Kapha can increase. It is important to support Kapha by eating with the season's harvest. Increase the tastes of bitter and pungent and decrease the tastes of sweet, salty and sour.
Below are foods best eaten during the Spring Season: Vegetables: Alfafa sprouts, Asparagus, Artichoke, Bean Sprouts, Bell Peppers, Bitter Melon, Brussel Sprouts, Beets + Beet Greens, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chicory, Collard Greens, Dandelion, Endive, Garlic (Cooked), Green Beans, Hot Peppers, Kale, Leaks, Lettuces, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsley, Peas, Potatoes (baked), Radishes, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Watercress.
Fruits: Apples, Appricots, Blueberries, Cherries, Cranberries (unsweetened), dried fruit (in moderation), Lemons, Limes, Peaces, Pomegranates, Prunes (soaked + in moderation), Rasberries, Strawberries.
Legumes: Azuki beans, black beans, black eyed peas, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, lima beans, all lentils, miso, Navy beans, Pinto beans, tempeh, white beans. Diry (in moderation) all organic: Cottage cheese, goat's milk, yogurt
Spices: All Spices are good this time of year. Adjust according to your constitution.
Summer Food List
The Summer season is considered a pitta season with its bright and long days, intensity and transformative nature. This is a time to enhance relaxation, do practices to keep you calm and grounded. The following foods are supportive to this particular season and will help you feel and look your best. Best tastes for this season are sweet, bitter and astringent.
Below are foods best eaten during the Summer season:
Sweetners: Maple syrup, cane sugar, turbando, coconut sugar.
Fall Food List
The Fall season calls for substantive, oily, nourishing foods that are high in protein, high in fat, brought to life with warming, stimulating spices, and served hot, will go a long way toward maintaining your internal reserves of moisture and keeping you grounded through the vata season. You’ll also want to favor the sweet, sour, and salty tastes.
Below are foods best eaten during the Fall season:
In general, you’ll want to focus on eating warm, cooked, slightly oily, well-spiced foods, favoring a balance of the sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent tastes. Drink room temperature, warm, or hot beverages and avoid iced or chilled drinks. Winter is actually the season when the digestive fire is strongest. The body requires more fuel to stay warm and healthy in the winter months, Our bodies therefore crave a more substantial, nutritive diet at this time of year.
Below are foods best eaten during the Winter season: