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Your Body Type / Prakriti is Kapha-Pitta

Ayurveda, the ancient medical science mainly talks about the three primary energies – Pitta, Vata and Kapha. These doshas depict the nature of the individuals. They are symbolized by various earth elements as well. Depending on all these, Ayurveda determines the characteristics of an individual. Pitta-Kapha dosha means the individual has characteristics of both Pitta dosha and Kapha dosha in equal proportion. Pitta dosha mainly contains fire and water and Kapha dosha contains water and earth. Hot, mobility, penetrating and sharpness are the major characteristics of Pitta dosha and cool, stability, and heaviness and moist are the characteristics of Kapha dosha.

Though these qualities are exactly opposite to each other, they are combined together to generate attributes for a single individual. Kapha imparts coolness to the intensity and heat of Pitta. This provides an edge to Kapha over Pitta's intensity. The role of Pitta is it has a warming and motivating impact on Kapha to get going. This type of characteristic mainly portrays a win-win situation. The individuals with Pitta Kapha characteristics tend to show Pitta type physical characteristics and Kapha type mental characteristics.

Characteristics of Kapha Pitta Types

  1. Wonderful level of endurance, physical stamina
  2. Good health
  3. Full of energy
  4. Great power of memory
  5. Easy in hot and dry season
  6. Wonderful capacity for grasping new ideas and information
  7. Balanced emotions
  8. Fast and steady movements Stability
  9. Adjustability and adaptability

Negative Attributes of Kapha Pitta Types

  1. Vulnerable to respiratory infections - Repetitive Cough and cold, Rhinitis, Tonsillitis, Bronchial Asthma, Seasonal Respiratory allergy, Weak lungs
  2. Immune disorders - Seasonal problems like sinusitis, influenza, Frequent infections, Allergy, auto immune diseases
  3. Prone to skin infections - Skin allergy, Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Rashes on skin
  4. Prematured ageing and graying
  5. Arrogant
  6. Over confident
  7. Little bit proud
  8. Difficulty in losing weight
  9. Gastric problems because of high toxin level
  10. Oily skin
  11. Sluggish metabolism
  12. Weight gain tendency
  13. Metabolic disorders - Diabetes, Rheumatoid arthritis, Gout, Excessive storage of energy, Malabsorption
  14. Psychological turbulence - Ups and downs in psychology i.e. cool and calm at certain moments while aggravated at other moments, Period of aggravtions are short, High emotional level

Dietary Recommendation for Kapha Pitta Body Type

People with pitta kapha body type must follow a particular diet regime. This helps to diminish the negative attributes and enhance the positive ones further.

Food Products to be Consumed for Individuals with Kapha Pitta Body Type

Following are the food products, which are recommended for individuals with Pitta Kapha body type. They are as follows:

  • Basmati rice
  • Barley
  • Rye
  • Corn flour
  • Canola Oil
  • Soya Oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Apples,
  • Cranberries,
  • Blueberries,
  • Lime,
  • Lemon,
  • Pomegranate
  • Brussels sprouts,
  • Bitter melon,
  • Alfalfa sprouts,
  • Asparagus,
  • Artichokes,
  • Cauliflower,
  • Cabbage,
  • Green beans,
  • Mushrooms,
  • Sweet peas
  • Turnips
  • Peppers
  • Celery
  • Cilantro
  • Lettuce
  • Pumpkin

Food Products to be avoided for Individuals with Kapha Pitta Body Type

  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Black Tea
  • Chocolate
  • Vinegar
  • Black pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Garlic
  • Cloves
  • Nutmeg
  • Mustard
  • Lentils
  • Seafood
  • Beef
  • Duck
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Peanuts
  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts
  • Avocado
  • Squash
  • Radish
  • Dates
  • Mangoes
  • Grapes
  • Papaya

Healthy Tips to be Followed for Individuals with Kapha Pitta

  • Yoga
  • Gymnastic
  • Walking
  • Exercise
  • Running
  • Foods which are dry and have astringent characteristic

Thus, for balancing Kapha Pitta doshas, the above healthy tips must be followed. Also, active exercises must be done on a regular basis. This will aid in minimizing the negative characteristics of Pitta and positive traits of Kapha. Working for spontaneous hours will maintain a balance of the Kapha dosha and keep the characteristics of Pitta dosha going. Thus, the overall characteristics of individuals with Kapha Pitta dosha will be highly balanced if all the above points are taken into consideration properly. The negative traits will be greatly reduced and the positive traits will be enhanced. And, the individual will lead a balanced, happy and healthy life.


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