Metaphysics (易学)

TCM Nutrition – Five Element Theory – TCM Theory

  • Brown Rice – increases qi, strengthens spleen
  • Navy Beans – sweet flavor, benefits the lungs and spleen (both aspects of the metal element)
  • Almonds – relieve stagnant qi of the lungs, transform phlegm
  • Mustard Greens – influence lungs, clear chest congestion, improve energy circulation
  • Onions – resolves phlegm and inflammations of the upper respiratory system
  • Radish – transforms phlegm
  • Pear – affects the lungs, eliminates phlegm
  • Avoid – dairy (which may add mucus/phlegm), meat (which may weaken the spleen) and sweeteners (which may weaken the spleen and contribute to dampness)