They can have a strong temper when out of balance though. Learn about the main Pitta characteristics and how to keep this dosha balanced.
Pittas usually have a medium body appearance. They can have red, thinning or bald hair, have well-functioning digestion, warm body temperature and do not require too much sleep. If the Pitta dosha is balanced, you find it with perfect digestion, a strong appetite, and a high energy level. While on the other hand, if not in balance, Pittas tend to get skin rashes, burning sensations, heartburn, indigestion, and excessive body heat.
• Pittas can focus and have a powerful intellect. They know what they want, are precise, direct and can communicate well. If the dosha is balanced, Pitta types are great teachers, speakers and decision-makers. If imbalanced, they can get short-tempered and argumentative.
• Pittas tastes are penetrating, pungent, sour, hot and sharp.
• Pitta works best with cooling vegetables, such as green beans, zucchini, lettuce, cauliflower, celery, melon, cucumber, pumpkin, broccoli, sweet potatoes, potatoes, and asparagus.
• When eating fruits, try to choose sweet ones like apples, figs, banana, mango, grapes, or pears and avoid extremely sour ones like grapefruits, pineapple, sour berries.
• So are tomatoes, hot peppers, garlic, radishes, and onions – avoid those.
• Bitter and astringent food is also charming for Pittas. Legumes like chickpeas, peas or red lentils are Pitta balancing.
• Rice, barley, oats, and wheat are the best grains for this dosha. Avoid eating millet, brown rice, rye, and corn though.
• Butter, Ghee, milk and other dairy products help to balance Pitta.
• Sour fermented food like cheese or yogurt should be eaten in small amounts, as they can increase Pitta.
• Try to eat regular meals, whenever possible.
• Make space for some me-time every day.
• Avoid time pressure.
• To recharge, spend time close to the water, in the moonlight and in the woods.
• When it comes to clothes, try to wear colors like greens, silver and blue. Choose the cooler shades and
• remember to smile, smile and smile.