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Healthy Snacks for Pitta

Healthy Snacks for Pitta 

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For most people, “snacking” means eating a sleeve of cookies while or mindlessly munching on crisps while you miss out on good quality food.

Sometimes you simply get too busy to prepare and eat a healthy meal. Having some healthy snacks on hand can be useful when this happens.

And if you’re trying to lose weight, especially when you are living the Ayurveda way, you might assume snacks are the kryptonite to your healthy eating plan but they don’t have to be.

There are healthy snacks that you can enjoy and at the same time benefit from it.

What are the Best Snacks for Pitta  

Since living in Ayurveda way is also being aware of our body type, one must follow this rule:

If you must snack, snack strategically. Eat light foods for your Dosha that are easy to digest.

Wheat crackers, biscuits, chocolate, cheese, granola, and nuts are generally too heavy for snacking.   

Pitta Snacks

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Pitta dosha represents the fire element and when we eat heating foods we become more irritable,   anger rises, bringing burning sensations, ulcers, skin rashes, and heartburn.

 Favor cooling, sweet, bitter and astringent foods. Just say no to spicy, salty, pungent, sour and fermented foods.

Pitta people have strong Agni (digestive strength) and fewer restrictions on snacking. Ideal Pitta snacks are cooling, sweet, and heavy.

·         Almond Milk

·         Cucumber Milk

·         Pomegranates, Grapes, Raw Apple

.        Ripe, sweet mango.

.       Sweet fruits are perfect for pitta

.       Coconut water

.       Cucumber Slices

.       Lassi made with coconut

  Additionally, when you eat healthy snacks, there can be some benefits - 

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·         Provides Diverse Nutrients

·         Prevents Binge Eating

·         Beats The Afternoon Slump

·         Raises Metabolism

·         Increases Concentration

·         Lowers Cholesterol

·         Gives You Energy To Keep You Active

·         Controls Your Blood Sugar

·         Decreases The Chance Of Diabetes And Cardiovascular Disease

 Now you can watch your favorite movie, or tv series while munching on something healthy, and benefit while doing it.

Linda Bretherton
www.lindabretherton.com

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