Eat With the Seasons - Fall


In Ayurveda we believe in eating with the seasons. So, if it's fresh and plentiful at the market; buy it. Seasonal fruits and veggies have more 'prana' (or life force) and are better to keep you balanced throughout the season. When our energies are balanced, we are less likely to experience symptoms of imbalance. Signs of imbalance can feel like bloating, dryness, fatigue, vertigo, nervousness, insomnia or even anxiety.


FOODS TO FAVOR / INCREASE VEGGIES Beets, Broccoli Carrots, Parsnips, Turnips Collards, Kale, Spinach Pumpkin, Squashes

Swiss Chard

GRAINS Brown rice Rolled or Steel cut Oats Red rice Wheat Berries

SWEET / HEAVY FRUITS Mangoes Apples, Pears Cranberries Dates, Figs, Raisins

LIGHT PROTEINS / DAIRY / FATS Cow's milk Eggs, Mung beans, red lentils, split peas, tofus, most meats Raw nut butters, Tahni & Nuts Coconut (shredded, milk, oil) Avocado

WARMING SPICES & HERBS, ETC Cardamom, Cloves, Ginger, Cumin, Cinnamon, Fennel, Salt, Cacao powder, Maple syrup


FOODS TO REDUCE Dry foods like chips, crackers and rice cakes Coffee and other caffeinated beverages

Carbonated drinks Cannelini kidney and pinto beans

Raw foods

LIFESTYLE Daily self-massage using sesame or almond oil. Eat warm foods and drinks Don't fast or skip meals Regular routines & mealtimes Cover ears and throat when windy Sip warm water throughout the day

Neti or Nasya daily Rest, relax, nap as needed Restorative Yoga Nadi Shodhana


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