Vatta - Nutritional Information

This article shows how to achieve balance by providing tips for proper nutrition.

Vata Characteristics 

People with vata characteristics have a very active metabolism because the digestive power frequently changes. An unstable appetite and great aversion to a routine in daily eating habits are the impacts that results is vata being imbalanced. 

Because the metabolism of Vata types alternates, different states also alternate: There are times when they can tolerate all kinds of foods easily and digestion is good. Adverse, they also suffer from indigestion. Usually these symptoms are related to stress. This can cause constipation, bloating or flatulence.

Thus, a more stability in their metabolism is required. That it can be reached by trying to ensure a peaceful and regular lifestyle. Also mindfulness while eating contributes to a controlled digestion.

Food that Balances Vata

Because people with a strongly developed vata dosha can cool down quickly and they often have a sensitive colon, warming and easily digestible food is recommended. These include stews and soups. Foods that are not easily digestable (legumes, cabbage, mushrooms, etc.) and cold food and drinks should be avoided. Prolonged fasting is not advised.

Vata types are prone to imabalance, especially during winter. To calm increased vata, one can use cold-pressed oils for cooking, spices such as ginger, cinnamon and anise and incorporating massages.

Tips for Balancing Vata 

  • A lifestyle that can guarantee harmony and uniformity is half the battle. Maintain your habits, for they ensure stability, even in troubled times.

  • Eat three meals per day, avoiding food that is not easily digestable, as well as cold foods and beverages.

  • Be sure to get enough sleep.

  • Try to find inner peace.