Tridoshic (Sannipatika) Food Program
Qualities to Reduce: hot, heavy, dry
Best Taste: All in equal proportions
Foods listed as "Best" can be eaten without reservation on a daily basis. They are either tridoshic or will cause little harm if eaten on a regular basis.
Individuals who are sick should consume only the foods on this list.
Foods listed as "Small Amounts" can be eaten in small portions fairly often or in larger portions once or twice each week. Eating a wide variety of these foods is better than an abundance of just one. Over-reliance upon these foods can cause an imbalance.
Foods listed as "Avoid" should be eaten only on rare occasions and can be eaten once each month. They either cause an imbalance in all doshas or very significantly disturb one of the doshas.
These may be eaten as a cooked grain or as yeasted bread.
Best: White basmati rice
Small Amounts: Amaranth, barley, brown rice, buckwheat, corn flour products, millet, quinoa
Avoid: Oats, wheat
It is best to use raw or organic milk products. Milk should be taken warm with a small amount of spices such as ginger and cardamom. Ghee is best used with mild spices.
Best: Ghee, 2% milk
Small Amounts: Butter, buttermilk, cottage cheese, cream, goat milk, kefir, sour cream, whole cow's milk
Avoid: Hard cheese, ice cream, frozen yogurt
Overuse of any sweetener will eventually cause an imbalance.
Best: Fresh honey
Small Amounts: Date sugar, dextrose, fructose, grape sugar, old honey, maltose, maple sugar, maple syrup, molasses, rice syrup, stevia
Avoid: White table sugar
The best oils that should be relied on are lighter, cooler and drier. Other oils may be used occasionally.
Best: Canola, corn, soy, sunflower
Small Amounts: Almond, avocado, castor, coconut, flaxseed, lard, mustard, olive, peanut, sesame, margarine, safflower