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    Pitta Cooling Foods And Drinks For Summer + Infographic

    Pitta Cooling Foods + Drinks For Summer

    Pitta cooling foods and drinks are an easy way to stay cool during the summer, which is not just challenging for Pittas. Every body type needs to be mindful of staying cool during the hot summer months.

    Pitta dosha governs metabolism and transformation in the body, including digestion. Pitta is associated with heat, and its effects are especially felt during the hot summer.

    “Pittam sasneha tikshnoshnam laghu visram, saram dravam“
    Pitta is oily, sharp, hot, light, fleshy-smelling, spreading, and liquid.
    — Ashtanga Hrdayam: Sutrasthana I:11

    Signs of an aggravated Pitta can be seen in these mind and body symptoms.

    Pitta Imbalance Symptoms: Mind

    Excessive perfectionist tendencies

    Pitta Imbalance Symptoms: Body

    Intense hunger
    Excessive hunger
    Acid reflux
    Loose stools/diarrhea
    Low blood sugar
    Sensitivity to spicy and/or fried foods
    Inflammation of the stomach or esophagus
    Peptic ulcers

    The very first and easiest way too cool down Pitta is following a Pitta-pacifying diet, which can help keep this fiery element in balance. Here are some general guidelines on Pitta cooling foods and drinks and how best to have them.

    Use cooling herbs and spices in your cooking. Additional easy ways to add more cooling herbs to your daily life are takras and lassis, teas or chutneys. Scroll down for a simple Coconut Mint Chutney recipe which falls right in line with Pitta cooling foods.

    Cooling Herbs + Spices For Pitta Dosha

    Coconut Mint Chutney Recipe

    One of my favorite things to make in the summer are coconut mint chutneys, an Indian condiment.

    1 cup shredded dried coconut
    1/4 whole lime, juiced
    1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
    1 tsp mustard seeds
    1/2 tsp honey
    2 pinch pink Himalayan salt
    1/4 cup water

    Roast the mustard seeds until they begin to pop. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend.

    Enjoy and stay cool for the summer!


    1 Response

    Sam Roberts
    Sam Roberts

    June 09, 2021

    Thankyou for the post! These tips really help to stay fresh during a hot summer day. But can you add some more recipes? I don’t know how to combine the products you mentioned.

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