Doshas control how your body works. Pitta dosha controls your digestion, metabolism (how well you break down foods), and certain hormones that are linked to your appetite.
Characteristics of Piita dominant Person:
.moderate and athletic physique
. gain weight evenly or on the bottom half.
.soft, lustrous, warm skin and get hot easily.
. strong metabolism
.good appetite and digestion.
.determined and competitive .
.highly intelligent, with good insight and keen discrimination.
.leader and goal oriented
.spends on luxury
.deep sleepers and prone to vivid dreams and nightmares.
.stools or bowel movements are loose or burning.
OUT OF BALANCE:
An excess of fire causes heat related behaviour such as hot temper, being overly critical and impatient, skin rashes, allergies, ulcers, diarrhoea. They may experience interrupted sleep, acid reflux, headaches and loose bowel movements.
HEALTH TIPS FOR PITTA TYPE:
The ‘qualities’ or characteristics of Pitta are oily, sharp, hot, light, fleshy, spreading and liquid, and salty, sour and pungent in taste. Therefore, choosing more of the qualities or characteristics in food and lifestyle choices which have the opposite effect such as rough, dull, cold, heavy, static, hard, dry, bitter, astringent and sweet helps to maintain balance or bring excess Pitta back into equilibrium.
The best food for Pitta personality are turmeric, triphala, fennel, ghee, figs, grapes, dates,cilantro, cauliflower,yoghurt, mung daal, chick peas etc.
Avoid alcohol and smoking because of their nature.