Vegetables: Dark greens, carrots, peppers and sweet potatoes are all rich in powerful antioxidants such as beta carotene, zeaxanthin and leutin, which help in defending against age-related vision problems and lower cataract risks.

Any kind of light, warm food helps balance the Kapha dosha. Try clear soups with beans and diced vegetables, or vegetable stews made with spices like turmeric, cumin, coriander, cayenne, black pepper and dried ginger. Your best vegetables are spinach, artichokes, carrots, asparagus, okra, leafy greens, radishes and beets. Other good veggies include bitter gourd, green beans, squash, celery, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, daikon, radish and cabbage.