Vata foods, Pitta foods and Kapha foods

I have often had people sending me charts from the internet with so many questions about – avoiding the vata foods, avoiding the pitta foods etc… Within my limited understanding, these are only theoretical ideas.
Practically speaking, no food needs to be completely avoided. Whether to eat it or not will depend on factors like agni (digestive ability), season, type of food, prakrti, vikrti, satmya etc among others which are never constant.
I believe that a water tight compartmentalized system of completely avoiding any particular food, ascribing it to a certain dosha, is not so Ayurvedic and can eventually cause health problems unless the beneficial aspects of that food are being compensated by another food that is being consumed.

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