What Oil Should You Cook With? Know Suitable Cooking Oils As Per The Body Doshas

Here is an insight into the best suited cooking oils according to your nature and body type

 
Charu Sharma
Written by: Charu SharmaPublished at: Sep 26, 2021
What Oil Should You Cook With? Know Suitable Cooking Oils As Per The Body Doshas

The benefits of ayurveda and the wonders it can do to our health is not a secret anymore. Ayurveda being an ancient Indian medicine practice has gained a lot of popularity over the globe in the last decade. A link between nature and medicine, ayurveda is something that offers healing through an alternate medicinal system. Here is an insight into the best suited cooking oils according to your nature and body type

Ayurvedic Body Types or Doshas

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Before jumping in and learning which cooking oil is best according to your body type let us take a look at what these body types or doshas are. As according to ayurveda our body comprises 5 elements of nature namely- fire, water, earth, wind and space. The dominance of these 5 elements decide your body type which can either be vata, pitta or kapha. Let us take a deep dive into the article to learn more about these 3 doshas and the best cooking oil suited for each body type. 

1# Vata

People with this dosha or body type are thin, fast moving, and quick thinkers. They have a dominance of wind and spac in their body which makes them prone to dryness, small appetite and also have an irregular digestion. People with this body type should restrain themselves from consuming cold food items and should consume nourishing food consisting of healthy fats

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Eating food items which are hot in nature can be beneficial for people with vata body type and hence the best suited cooking oils for this body type are-

  • Peanut oil
  • Mustard Oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Rice bran oil

Other food items which people with vata dosha should should eat are-

  • Hot beverages
  • Dates
  • Apricot
  • Saffron
  • Cane sugar
  • Fresh seasonal fruits

2# Pitta

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Pita is adosh which has the dominance of fire and water. People with pitta dosha have oily skin, fragile body and a fiery personality. These people are prone to heat and have a good digestion. People with this body type should consume food items that will keep them cool and hydrated. Along with consuming food items that are cool in nature and have high water content, the food for these people should be cooked in either of the following oils-

  • Ghee/ Clarified butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Rice bran oil

Other food items which people with pitta dosha should should eat are-

  • Watermelon
  • Pumpkin
  • Plum
  • Bottle gourd
  • Cucumber
  • grapes

3# Kapha 

The last body type or dosha according to ayurveda which is dominated by the elements of water and earth. People with kapha dosha have a solid body, calm nature and are transparent in their behaviour. Although these people have a solid body type, they are lazy in nature and have slow digestion. People with this dosha should include fresh food consisting of spices such as cinnamon, black pepper, cloves, bay leaves and mustard seeds in their diet as it would help to enhance their metabolism. The food items to be avoided by these people are highly salty and sweet processed food and cold food items.

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The best suited cooking oil for people with this body type are- 

  • Safflower oil
  • Sesame oi
  • Mustard oil
  • Groundnut oil

Other food items which people with kapha dosha should should eat are-

  • Fennel seed water
  • Herbal tea
  • Roasted nuts

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