Indian Medicine Based Diet Therapy

(In Naturopathy all diseases and disorders we are treating through six taste pulse based than only you can get permanent solution.)

Sweet taste

Comprising the elements of earth and water, sweet taste balances vata and pitta dosha in the body and increases kapha dosha. Of the six types of tastes, this one is said to be the most nourishing. When taken in moderation, they are known to provide you with longevity, strength and healthy body fluids. But remember to not go overboard with it as it can lead to health conditions like weight gain, obesity, and diabetes among others.
Sweet taste is prominent in food items like wheat, rice, pumpkin, maple syrup etc.

Sour taste

Consisting of the elements of water and fire, it is known to stimulate pitta and kapha dosha in the body and decrease the vatadosha. Foods with sour taste are also known to increase appetite and production of saliva. Of the six different types of tastes that exist, sour taste is known to awaken thoughts and emotions and improve digestion. It needs to be taken in moderation else can lead to aggression in the body in no time.
Some of the sour taste food items are lemon, vinegar, pickled vegetables and tamarind among others.

Salty taste

Salty taste consists of the elements of earth and fire and leads to decrease of vata and increase of pitta and kapha doshas. Because of its hydrating nature, of the 6 tastes in Ayurveda, salty taste aids in digestion and cleansing of the tissues. But too much of it can also lead to increase in blood pressure and have impact on your skin and blood. So, it’s intake in moderation is recommended.
Examples of salty tasting foods are sea vegetables, sea salt, and black olives among others.

Spicy (pungent taste)

Pungent taste consists of the elements of fire and air and of the 6 tastes in Ayurveda, it is the hottest and so is known to aid digestion, improve appetite, cleanse tissues and enhance blood circulation. Pungent taste also helps in balancing of kapha but if had in more than prescribed quantitates can aggravate pitta and lead to other health related issues. Vata handles pungent taste when combined with sweet, sour or salty foods.
Some of the best examples of spicy foods are chilies, garlic, ginger, hot peppers and onions etc.

Bitter taste

Bitter taste is made up of the elements of air and space and is considered to be the coolest of all the six tastes. Naturally detoxifying in nature, it helps remove waste and toxic material from the body and purifies the body. Bitter taste is best suited for pitta and kapha doshas and least beneficial bodies with vatadosha.
Turmeric, green vegetables, and herbal teas fall in the category of foods with bitter taste.

Astringent taste

Made up of air and earth elements, astringent taste is said to be cool, firm and dry. People with vata are advised to consume less of astringent taste as it can lead to problem of gas in them. It benefits people with pitta dosha.
Unripe bananas, cranberries, and green beans etc., are said to have astringent taste.

Modern Medicine Based Diet Therapy

Diet Therapy

As "The Medicine" in naturopathy, diet is thought to be the most important component of care. One of the key elements in treating any ailment, according to naturopathy, is nutrition. The underlying principle of naturopathy is that, with the correct food, the body can heal itself. For therapy, a quick recovery, and ongoing maintenance, naturopathy patients receive individualized food plans.

According to naturopathy, food should always be consumed in its most natural, fresh state. Our bodies become cleaner and purer when we eat natural foods. The natural nutrients of fresh food is preserved through the use of simple cooking methods and natural ingredients.

Types of Naturopathic Diets :


The goal of this diet is to clear the digestive tract of all unhealthy wastes that have collected. The majority of ailments stem from them, which are typically hazardous. Soups and juices are included as part of this diet. Lemon juice, citrus fruits, soft coconut water, vegetable soups, buttermilk, wheat grass juice, and so on are examples of this.


Consists of light, basic foods that are easy to digest and light on the stomach. Fresh, ripe fruits, salads, steaming veggies, sprouts, vegetable chutney, etc. are a few examples of calming foods.


A healthy diet is prescribed, consisting of meals made with wholewheat flour, millet, unpolished rice, legumes, sprouts, yogurt, etc.


This includes items like raw fruits and vegetables that are consumed in their natural state. Their nutritious qualities, rich in essential vitamins and minerals and low in calories and other harmful substances, make them perfect for a diet that is open to healing. It is made up of various legumes, nuts, fresh and dried fruits, vegetables, sprouts, and more.


It means serving a single cuisine per meal as opposed to the same one each time.