Part II : DIET TO BE FOLLOWED

Towards the end of the spring season there is a shift towards more expansive energy. Long days & warmtemperatures will see pitta dosha rising within the system resulting in more outgoing energy & a desire for fresher and more cooling foods.
Pitta contains the properties of the fire and water element, but the former is more pronounced. Thus, Pitta regulates all metabolic processes in the body as well as body temperature and our hormonal balance. Hunger, thirst, and even intelligence are associated with Pitta.
Pitta is balanced by a diet of fresh, whole foods (both cooked and raw) that are cooling, hearty, energizing, comparatively dry, and high in carbs. These foods calm pitta by decreasing internal heat, preventing inflammation, balancing the digestive fire, & grounding the body.
It also absorbs excess liquid and oil.

The cool quality can be emphasized by eating foods that are cool in temperature.

As per Ayurveda, one must favour:

1. Naturally sweet foods like sweet fruits, most grains, squashes, root vegetables, milk, ghee, and fresh yogurt.
The sweet taste is cooling and heavy but also anti-inflammatory. Emphasizing the sweet taste does NOT require us to eat large amounts of refined sugar or sugary foods; naturally sweet foods are best.

2. Bitter : Bathing with room temperature neem water, methi, bitter gourd, etc.
3. Astringent: Mustard oil, mustard paste etc.

The day before Shitala Saptami, women of the house cook numerous dishes to be consumed cold (room temperature) the next day. No food is cooked on Shitala Saptami.
This means that either the food is cooked on the previous day or raw foods are eaten. Most previous day cooked foods mainly consist of carbs. Raw foods, yoghurt, kheer, fruits, etc are consumed generally on Sitala Saptami completely fall in line with the Pitta dosha diets.

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