Nutrition Class #6

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 June 2011 12:15 Written by Flax Thursday, 30 June 2011 12:06

Lungs

Lungs correspond to:

  • metal
  • white
  • bitter flavor

Food enters the stomach descends to the kidneys and back up to the spleen and the lungs where it forms protective Qi.

The health of lung Qi is seen in the skin, hair and general health.

Foods that disperse damp lung qi include:

  • flax seed (soaked in water or ground)
  • flax oil
  • lemon
  • radish
  • onion family
  • white vegetables
  • bitter flavor
  • pungent flavor

Foods that cool the lungs (red face, loud voice) include:

  • watercress
  • cantaloupe
  • apple
  • peach
  • pear
  • seaweeds
  • mushroom
  • radish
  • carrot
  • kuzu
  • cabbage
  • bokchoy
  • cauliflower
  • rice congee

Deficient lung qi (fatigue, weak voice, coughing, shortness of breath)

  • rice
  • oats
  • carrots
  • sweet potato
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • rice syrup
  • barley malt
  • spikenard and licorice root
  • seaweed and micro-algae

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