Vata Sweeteners

Most sweeteners are good for vata, especially in their most natural state. Highly processed refined sugar is best avoided.  For example, if you normally sweeten a cup of spiced almond milk with white sugar, try tossing your almond milk into the blender with a few soaked dates instead. Beyond that, sweeteners with a warming energetic like jaggary, and molasses, are especially helpful in offsetting vata’s tendency to be cold. Honey is quite scraping and can be depleting the best Is to avoid it. 


  • Barley Malt
  • Date Sugar
  • Fructose
  • Fruit Juice Concentrates
  • Jaggary
  • Maple Syrup (in moderation)
  • Molasses
  • Rice Syrup
  • Sucanat
  • Turbinado


  • Artificial Sweeteners
  • White Sugar
  • Honey