Diet Guidelines for Stomach Heat

While lightly cooked foods are beneficial, to address Stomach Heat, raw fruits and vegetables are included because of their cooling nature.

  • Because most animal sources of protein are heating in nature, these should be replaced with vegetarian protein options.
  • The diet should also include plenty of fluids, especially in the form of soups,
  • And should avoid overly oily, spicy or hot dishes.

Where ever possible choose organically grown foods.

Specific foods for Stomach Heat

  • Rice, millet, wheat, barley, oats
  • Celery, spinach, cucumber, lettuce, radish, asparagus, eggplant, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, alfalfa sprouts, tomatoes, avocado, watercress
  • Apples, pears, watermelon, bananas, kiwis, mango
  • Tofu, soy milk, yogurt, mung beans
  • Spirulina

Foods to restrict or avoid

  • Chilies, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, onions, shallots, leeks, basil, cloves
  • Coffee, vinegar, mustard, horseradish, chocolate, tea
  • Lamb and large amounts of other red meats, shrimp, prawns,
  • Cheese
  • Citrus fruits
  • Fried foods, BBQ’d foods,
  • Cigarettes, alcohol, recreational stimulants