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 Anti-āma Diet: 

  • Fruits: Not too of sweet fruit like bananas and dates, have more sour and astringent fruit like cranberry, lemon, lime, grapefruit, kiwi
  • Vegetables: Few root/sweet vegetables because they are too heavy. No mushrooms. Favor steamed vegetables and steamed sprouts. Diet can include 20% raw foods including salad greens.
  • Grains: No bread/pastries. Temporarily eliminate wheat and oats. Foods to favor: kichari, barley, quinoa, amaranth, millet, rye
  • Beans: Mung beans (pre-soaked) are the best, lentils can be uses. 
  • Nuts: None, but some seeds with meals is fine.
  • Dairy: No cheese or yogurt. No milk except small amount of goats' milk or yogurt with meals. 
  • Animal Foods: Only turkey (dark) or some fish if needed. No shellfish, red meat, pork
  • Oils: None. Ghee acceptable in small quantities (3 teaspoons/day)
  • Sweeteners: None. All forms of sugar are toxic forming. Raw honey in small amounts (3 teaspoons/day) is acceptable.
  • Beverages: Ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel, chamomile, rosehips, peppermint, dandelion root teas; unsweetened pomegranate, lemon and cranberry juices (diluted with water 1:1).
  • Spices: All except nutmeg, vanilla extract, and poppy seeds. Especially include: black pepper, mustard seed, cardamom, parsley, anise, cayenne, cloves, turmeric, rosemary, fenugreek, asafoetida, horseradish, garlic, and ginger

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