Fruits that pacify Kapha will generally be somewhat astringent and only mildly sweet. Dried fruits are acceptable, on occasion, but should only be enjoyed in small quantities because they are so dense and concentrated. Fruits to avoid are those that are exceptionally sweet or sour (like oranges or grapes), and any that are especially heavy, dense, or watery – like bananas, coconut, dates, melons, pineapple, or plums.
Fruits and juices are best enjoyed alone. Ideally 30 minutes before or an hour after any other food for it to optimally be digested. This rule does not apply to fruits that we typically consider vegetables like avocados, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc.. You will find these fruits listed among the “vegetables”.
- Figs (dry)
- Grapes (red, purple, black)
- Figs (fresh)
- Grapes (green)