Are you that person who opens the newspaper every morning and makes a beeline for the horoscope? Are you a believer – that person who prefers to go by a bus, not car because the cards say driving is a dangerous idea today? Then you may well be the kind of person who this particular feature would interest.
Imagine this. You and your friend decide to split a cup of frozen yoghurt. When it’s time to choose the toppings, you point at the nuts while the friend prefers a generous serving of chocolate. Taste buds ruling the minds? Maybe. But what’s ruling the way you’re thinking? Believe it or not, your dietary habits are in a way determined by your ruling planets. Your Zodiac hints at you saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to certain foods.
If you trust in the planets to plan your future for you, then why not let the stars dictate what you eat? Confused? Don’t be, for we at TimesCity show you the way to your stomach through your stars.
So, here’s a low down on your astrological food chart or we what we like to call it as an astrological food guide:
The first and the foremost of the signs, Aries lead the pack. Being a fire sign, Aries are completely in love with anything that’s spicy – basically anything that’s red. Red curries, chilies or tomatoes, Aries are drawn towards the aroma of spices and herbs. Anything that is quick to whip up and ultra delicious matches perfectly with their personality, which is possibly why you will find Aries often stuffing themselves with a bevy of junk food items. On the upside, they love to experiment with new foods.
Foods they love: French fries, gol-gappas, garlic, red meat, paprika
Word of caution: Never lock horns with a hungry Aries!
These bulls are emotional and they carry their sentiments to their food also. The idea of trying the new does not appeal to them and they seek comfort from the traditional when it comes to food. Strong flavors like mint, chocolate, coriander, parsley tend to catch their fancy. They get excited with the idea of luxurious fine dining but are usually lazy when it comes to hitting the treadmill running. However, they do keep going into diet mode every now and then, coming back all lean and slim. Gluttony is a sin they that seems to have been invented because of a particularly lazy and hungry Taurus.
Their mantra: Always keep the tummy full of good food!
Foods they love: Aloo paranthas, chocolates, cheese, curd
Ask any Gemini to name their favorite food and they will come up with varied options – everything from burgers and pizzas to salads and veggies excites them. Their choice for food is diverse to say the very least and they love novelty. Generally blessed with a low appetite, they usually feast with their eyes first thus their food needs to look good and appetizing. Wining, dining and being at the center of prestigious social gatherings really gets them going.
Surprise: They live for snacking, so don’t take away their grub from them!
Foods they love: Coffee, colas, pizzas, nuts, sandwiches
This water sign relates best with sugar. Cancerians are the ones you’ll find queuing up at desserts and pastry shops for hours. They’re the guys who’ll dream cupcakes and besan ke laddoo
. They are addicted to sweets and fancy desserts – chocolates cakes, to caramel mousse, strawberry souffle and fruit puddings – are totally their thing. Besides sweet temptations, Cancerians love to binge on hearty meals, comfort food. They are not very fussy in what they eat and prefer sticking to mild flavors instead of the ones that really hit the tongue.
Handy tip: Their favourite dining spots are their couch or bed.
Foods they love: Sea food, beer, soups, breads, ice creams, potato chips
Exclusivity defines them. Lions have a taste for luxury and panache in life and love food that’s expensive, classy and exploding with flavors. Hot spices, chilies, pickles and condiments make their taste buds tingle and as a result, cuisines like Indian and Mexican always do the trick for them. Leos not only demand superb food on their tables but are also not averse to making a dining experience memorable by doing something cool – like whipping out a guitar and strumming it, as a meal accompaniment.
Quick check: Their phone contact list will feature the best of restaurants and eateries in a city.
Foods they love: Pickle, curries, hot peppers, papad, bhujiya
You can’t think Nachos and Virgos, in the same breath. The mascot of health food, Virgos are in love with green leafy wonders such as broccoli, spinach, and cabbage. Gluttony is not their thing and they believe in satisfying their hunger with fresh produce, raw salads and natural ingredients. Health foods, low cal dishes are their thing and they prefer clean flavours instead of mixing things up. Minimum tampering with their food please.
Secret: They hate a bulging paunch!
Foods they love: Nuts, granola, green salads, white wine
Just like their lives, Librans seek balance in their food. Patrons of perfection, finesses and fineness, they like foods which are beyond the obvious and redefine luxury. Social butterflies by nature Librans love to combine food with an elegant dining experience. They also have a special place for desserts and don’t mind beginning their meal with something sweet instead of appetizers. A pro at dining etiquette you will rarely find a Libran making chewing noises on the dining table. Also, they are ardent admirers of creativity and innovation when it comes to food. Their favourite food formula is “Surprise me!”
Key To Their Stomachs: It’s the artistry of food that allures them!
Foods they love: Fruit dessert, wine, chocolate, popcorn, berry
They are +++y and they know it! Allured by seductive food they seek pleasure in gorging on food with aphrodisiac effects – walnuts, oysters, strawberries and drumsticks. In particular, they have a peppery palette and are drawn towards spices, chilies and garlic. Their palette is wide and can easily accommodate complex flavours and dishes. They also have a special love affair with meats of all kinds and proteins. A major highlight of their dietary habit is their love for liquor.
Trait: Their eating starts with attractive sight, enticing smell and sensuous touch.
Foods they love: Black olives, dark chocolates, meat, green onion, crabs
The home of vagabonds, Sagittarius are constantly traveling, visiting new lands and trying out innovative cuisines. In short, they live their life in a suitcase. As a result their palette is well versed with a bevy of ingredients and recipes. But the odd hours and timings sometimes makes ‘stuffers’ out of them. Often, they just force food into their system to fuel energy into their body. They’re usually not fussy eaters, they will eat tindas
as easily as they will a kebab. They have a special place in their hearts for fried stuff, and therefore Moroccan and Indian cuisine work best for them.
Food fancy: They have an international palette
Foods they love: Chickpeas, bitter gourd, paneer tikka, tortilla chips
For Capricorns it’s just not the cheese that satiates them but it’s the hunt for it that pushes a sense of fulfillment. They are the pioneers of dining etiquette as they take their dining time seriously. They’re health freaks by nature and because they tend to pile on those pounds with relative ease, they usually keep a hawk eye on what goes in their tummies. A simple home-cooked meal with the right amount of nutrients and vegetables will put a smile on their face. For them, simplicity and quality do the trick.
Don’ts: Never ever ask them to club TV viewing with their meal.
Foods they love: Pistachios, leafy vegetables, eggs, cold soups
Inquisitive by nature, Aquarians would want to know what goes into making exotic dishes, but they may not have the heart to put their taste buds at stake. They usually seek comfort in simple ingredients and dishes like dal chawal
or palak paneer
. They go for nosh that is quick, fast and yet not high on calories- like sandwiches, pasta, noodles, salads and corns. Being a ‘people’s person’, they act as a social magnet in a party and enjoy an elegant evening.
Food Characteristic: They love ingredients that can be clubbed with other foods.
Foods they love: Cherry, dal chawal, lime, smoothies, rice
A fish without water and a Pisces without sea food on their plate – they will both suffer. The paired fish sign is more often than not tempted by the exotic creations of Thai and Chinese cuisines mainly for their extensive use of sea food. They like water based foods like melon, sugarcane, cucumber and strawberries. Their creative bent also stimulates them to create mouth-watering innovations using their natural gift of imagination. On the spices front, they are attracted towards the aroma of fennel, figs, and lime.
A Word Of Advice: Moderation is the key for them!
Foods they love: Chilly sauce, banana chips, fish, shrimp, juices