Vata Dosha represents the element of air and space, which is why it is cold, dry, and rough in nature. Imbalance of this dosha affects the digestive system of an individual, causing problems like gas, bloating, and constipation. These complaints can be treated with a proper diet – one that is careful to leave out those foods that are aggravating Vata in your body in your body. Here are the foods you should avoid to restore balance to Vata.
This cruciferous vegetable contains a lot of dietary fibre that causes digestive problems like indigestion, intestinal gas, intestinal bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, and diarrhea. Cauliflowers also contain sulfur compounds that can trigger stomach discomfort and associated problems.
Yet another cruciferous vegetable, broccoli contains raffinose — a sugar that remains undigested until the intestinal bacteria ferments it. This leads to formation of gas, and eventually causes bloating. Excessive consumption also causes irritable bowel syndrome as it contains a high fibre content.
Owing to its fibre content, lettuce can is known to cause incomplete digestion – a condition where the food does not break down completely. This causes gas, bloating, diarrhea, and other intestinal problems.
If mushroom is had when it’s either old or stale, it can lead to abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. However, having too many mushrooms can also lead to the same complications, in addition to causing gas and bloating.
Milk and dairy products contain lactose that leads to Vata aggravation. When lactose isn’t properly broken down, it can form excessive gas and lead bloating. It can also trigger diarrhea.
To alleviate your Vata disorders, try to eat these foods in moderation. Having a diet that regulates the consumption of such food can avoid digestive problems by balancing your Vata doshas.
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