The five elements are converted by agni, the digestive fire, into three waste products, or humors, which influence health and temperament. The first humor, vata (wind), is produced by air and ether. The second humor, pitta (bile), results from fire. The third and final humor, kapha (phlegm), is produced by earth and water. Humors also control the three temperaments. Vata resembles Galen’s melancholic personality; pitta is close to the choleric temperament; and kapha matches the phlegmatic type.
Ayurveda Dosha Diet - Food is one of the most important aspects of living. We plan our day around it (or at least we should) and know that good nutrition is vital for good health. An Ayurvedic diet is personalised and wholesome. Once you have identified your Dosha (VATA, PITTA, KAPHA) and understood about it, its time to follow the correct balancing dosha diet. Here are basic food guidelines for your dosha(s) including carbohydrate/protein/fruit/vegetable division and the six tastes.