March 11, 2019








春日宜少吃酸味食物:橙、士多啤梨、檸檬、葡萄、番茄、石榴 、枇杷



Opt for sweet flavour not sour in the spring
It is humid in spring and maybe people often exhibit fatigue, tightness in chest, and difficulty passing stool symptoms due to the dampness. Asthenic spleen can lead to dampness so it is important nourish your spleen. From Chinese medicine, sweet flavour can nourish the spleen and relieve dryness. It is not just a physical sweetness though as we are also referring to lighter diets to ensure ingredients can nourish the spleen and stomach.
Sweet flavoured ingredients suitable for the spring
rice, millet, Chinese yam, Chinese red dates, soya beans, hyacinth beans, rice beans, carrots, potatoes, taro, lotus root, pumpkin, corn, bananas, papaya, longan meat
Spring time is when life comes back and yang qi is increased too, from a diet perspective, it is also important to nourish yang qi. You can appropriately consume warm natured ingredients to improve your appetite and activate yang qi.
Warm natured ingredients suitable for the spring
spring onion, cilantro, chives, onion, garland chrysanthemum, celery
You should have less sour ingredients in the spring as sour compliments the liver. Consuming less sour food can avoid overactive liver fire.
Sour ingredients to avoid in the spring
oranges, strawberries, lemon, grapes, tomatoes, pomegranate, loquat
High humidity and increased rain fall is common in the spring so the external dampness can cause skin issues and digestive discomfort. You should reduced consumption of ingredients that may further enable internal dampness to retain in your body to worsen these conditions.
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