Nourish and Balance Pitta Dosha With These Fruits

It’s the sweet and astringent fruits that help keep Pitta dosha in balance. This dosha is aggravated by pungent, sour, and salty tastes.

Fruits to Add/Include:

  • Apples (sweet)
  • Applesauce
  • Apricots (sweet)
  • Berries (sweet)
  • Cherries (sweet)
  • Coconut
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapes (red, purple, black)
  • Limes
  • Mangos (ripe)
  • Melons
  • Oranges (sweet)
  • Papaya
  • Pears
  • Pineapple (sweet)
  • Plums (sweet)
  • Pomegranates
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon

Fruits to Limit/Avoid:

  • Apples (sour)
  • Apricots (sour)
  • Bananas
  • Berries (sour)
  • Cherries (sour)
  • Cranberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes (green)
  • Kiwi
  • Lemons
  • Mangos (green)
  • Oranges (sour)
  • Peaches
  • Persimmons
  • Pineapple (sour)
  • Plums (sour)
  • Tamarind

Fruits and fruit juices are best consumed alone—30 minutes before, and 1 hour after any other food. *This rule does not apply to fruits that are typically considered vegetables (avocados, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc).