1. Kaphas are usually large frame and perhaps overweight

  2. Skin is thick cool and oily.

  3. Hair is thick, wavy and oily.

  4. Mouth tends to be large with full lip.

  5. Eye are big, beautiful with thick dark lashes.

  6. Kaphas are stable, patient personalities and are slow to anger. They are not easily provoked but once angry do not calm down. They are honorable and keep their words and avoid lies. They are inclined to be slow talkie and can be lethargic, even lazy if not driven by others. 

  7. Kaphas stick to their beliefs.

  8. Kaphas are very loving and emotionally secure.

Recommended Diet for Kapha People

Kapha people need a warm, light and dry diet. They must avoid cold, heavy and oily food to prevent mucus formation within the body. Preferred tastes are pungent, bitter and astringent. Sweet, salty and sour, and fried foods are not recommended. Kapha types should eat less, should fast regularly, sometimes they avoid breakfast or lunch for their own benefit. 


Recommended Pungent, Bitter Vegetables, Artichoke, Asparagus, Aubergine, Beetroot, Bitter melon, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Burdock root, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Coriander, Daikon radish, Dandelion, Fennel, Garlic, Green beans, Green chillies, Horseradish, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Peas, Peppers (sweet/hot), Potatoes, Prickly pears, Radishes, Swede, Spaghetti squash, Spinach, Sprouts, Squash (summer), Sweetcorn, Tomatoes (cooked), Turnips, Watercress, Wheat grass
Best Avoided Sweet, Juicy Vegetables, Courgettes, Cucumber, Olives, Parsnips, Pumpkin, Squash (winter), Sweet potato, Taro root, Tomatoes (raw)



Recommended Astringent Fruit, Apples, Apples sauce, Apricots, Berries, Cherries, Cranberries, Figs (dry), Grapes, Lemons, Limes, Peaches, Pears, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Prunes, Raisins, Strawberries
Best Avoided Sweet, Sour Fruit, Avocados, Bananas, Coconuts, Dates, Figs (fresh), Grapefruit, Kiwi fruit, Mangoes, Melons, Oranges, Papayas, Pineapples, Plums, Rhubarb, Tamarinds, Watermelon



Recommended Buttermilk, Cottage cheese (skimmed goat’s milk), Ghee, Goat’s cheese (unsalted, not aged), Goat’s milk (skimmed), Yoghurt (diluted)
Best Avoided Butter (salted/unsalted), Cheese (soft/hard), Cow’s milk, Ice cream, Sour cream, Yoghurt (plain, frozen, fruit)



Recommended Alcohol (dry wine, red/white), Aloe vera juice, Apple cider, Apple juice, Apricot juice, Berry juice, Black tea (spiced), Carob, Carrot juice, Chai (hot, spiced milk), Cherry juice (sweet), Cranberry juice, Grain ‘coffee’, Grape juice, Mango juice, Peach nectar, Pear juice, Pineapple juice, Pomegranate juice, Prune juice, Soya milk (hot/ well spiced), Herb Teas:, Alfalfa, Bancha, Barley, Blackberry, Burdock, Chamomile, Chicory, Cinnamon, Clove, Comfrey, Dandelion, Fenugreek, Ginger, Ginseng, Hibiscus, Jasmine, Juniper berry, Kukicha, Lavender, Lemon balm, Lemon grass, Nettle, Passion flower, Peppermint, Raspberry, Red clover, Sarsaparilla, Sassafras, Spearmint, Strawberry, Wintergreen, Yarrow, Yerba mate

Best Avoided Alcohol (beer, spirits, sweet, wine), Almond milk, Caffeinated beverages, Carbonated drinks, Cherry juice (sour), Chocolate milk, Coffee, Cold dairy drinks, Grapefruit juice, Ice cold drinks, Iced tea, Lemonade, Miso broth, Orange juice, Papaya juice, Rice milk, Sour juices, Soya milk, Tomato juice, V-8 juice, Herb Teas:, Liquorice, Marshmallow, Red Zinger, Rosehip



Recommended None
Best Avoided Almonds (soaked/peeled), Black walnuts, Brazil nuts, Cashews, Filberts, Hazelnuts, Macadamia nuts, Pecans, Pine nuts, Pistachios, Walnuts



Recommended Black pepper, Dulse, Hijiki, Mango chutney (spicy), Mustard (without vinegar), Seaweed, Spring onions
Best Avoided Chocolate, Gomasio, Kelp, Ketchup, Lime pickle, Mango chutney (sweet), Mayonnaise, Pickles, Salt, Tamari, Vinegar


Recommended Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Cereal (cold, dry, puffed), Corn, Couscous, Crackers, Durum flour, Granola, Millet, Muesli, Oat bran, Oats (dry), Polenta, Quinoa, Rice (basmati, wild), Rye, Seitan (wheat ‘meat’), Spelt, Sprouted wheat bread
Best Avoided Bread (yeast), Oats (cooked), Pancakes, Pasta, Rice (brown, white), Rice cakes, Wheat


Recommended Internal and External Use:, Almond, Canola, Corn, Ghee, Sesame (external), Sunflower
Best Avoided Apricot, Avocado, Coconut, Flax seed, Olive, Safflower, Sesame (internal), Soya, Walnut


Recommended Black beans, Black-eyed peas, Chick peas, Lentils (brown/red), Lima beans, Mung beans, Mung dal, Peas (dried), Pinto beans, Soya milk, Soya sausages, Split peas, Tempeh, Tofu (hot), Tur dal, White beans
Best Avoided Kidney beans, Miso, Soya beans, Soya cheese, Soya flour, Soya powder, Soya Sauce, Tofu (cold), Urad dal


Recommended Flax, Popcorn (no salt/butter), Pumpkin, Sunflower
Best Avoided Halva, Psyllium, Sesame, Tahini