August 29, 2017
Get to know more about stimulating food
For those who are prone to allergies, just had surgery or have a healing wound, you always hear friends and family say don’t eat anything stimulating! It is actually not without reason. The recommendation is not without reason, let’s talk about it.
The meaning of a stimulating food:
Stimulating food usually activates wind, creates phlegm, and has pathogens that creates toxins. They can re-activate old wounds and worsen new ones. Stimulating foods can strengthen pathogens so any foods that are more extreme on either ends can create changes in the body. For those with acne, eczema, skin diseases or those prone to allergies, it is important to avoid stimulating foods.
Usual stimulating foods classified:
Meats and eggs: chicken, goose, beef, lamb, eggs, duck eggs
Stimulating seasoning: ginger, garlic, spring onion, Sichuan pepper, chilly pepper, alcohol, fermented glutinous rice, fermented bean curd
Seafood: clams, shrimp, crab, mussel
Vegetables: bamboo, coriander, bean sprouts, eggplant, mushroom, button mushroom, pumpkin, onion
Fruits: mangoes, cherries, lychee, bayberries, durian