Ayurveda has additional nutritional tips that everyone should try to incorporate into their individual summer cuisine, depending on their predominant Dosha type. For Pitta-dominant people, it’s especially important to avoid eating overly spicy food during the summer months and to only use hot spices in very small amounts. In other words, chill out, but take it easy on the chilli! If you have a lot of the earth Dosha Kapha, you should go for light summer salads. If the air Dosha Vata is dominant, a balanced summer cuisine consisting of sweet, sour and salty foods is recommended in the heat.
‘Eat in moderation and only when you feel hungry. This is particularly important in the summer to avoid putting extra strain on your circulation during the hotter weather.’
Time for some lassi or some tea! Below are some healthy thirst quenchers to help protect against dehydration in the heat.