Kapha is stimulated by sweet, sour and salty foods and is weakened by pungent, bitter and acid tasting foods. A Kapha type should be physically and mentally active, in order to help balance a Kapha dominance.
General dietary recommendations:
1. Favor foods that are light, dry, and warm. Minimize foods that are heavy, oily, or cold.
2. Favor foods that are spicy, bitter, and astringent. Minimize foods that are sweet, salty, or sour.
Dairy In general, avoid dairy products, except low-fat milk.
Fruit Lighter fruits, such as apples and pears, are best. Reduce heavy or sour fruits, such as oranges, bananas, pineapples, figs, dates, avocados, coconuts, and melons since these fruits increase Kapha.
Sweeteners Honey is excellent for reducing Kapha. Reduce sugar products, as these increase Kapha.
Beans All beans and bean products are fine except for tofu, which increases Kapha.
Nuts Reduce all nuts.
Grains Most grains are fine, especially barley and millet. Avoid wheat and rice, as they increase Kapha.
Vegetables All are fine, except tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, and zucchini, as they increase Kapha.
Spices All spices are good except salt, which should be avoided, as it increases Kapha.
Meat and fish (for non-vegetarians) White meat from chicken or turkey is fine, as is seafood. Reduce red meat.
Sometimes it is difficult to assess your own type and discover those remedies best suited for you without professional help.