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Eating Tips to Strengthen Your Spleen

Things to avoid:

  • Cold (temperature) or frozen food

  • Excessive use of fats

  • Industrialized food

  • Soft Drinks

  • Sugar, particularly white sugar

  • Very sweet foods

  • Preservatives

  • Artificial color and flavors

  • MSG

  • Artificial sweeteners


  • We start eating with our eyes, before we even open our mouths. Therefore, Food should be tasty and presented in an aesthetic manner.

  • Food should be tasty.

  • Eat slowly, chewing thoroughly every bite of food

  • Cooked vegetables are preferred on raw vegetables.

  • Avoid eating under stress. Try and eat with no other distractions

  • Energetically, eating in company, especially with your family is highly advised

  • One of the most highly recommended dampness removers is Job's Tears.

Preferred cooking methods

Cook in clay pots, infusion, baking, steaming, stir frying, cooking in water. sprout whenever applicable

Food ingredients that tonify the Spleen


Sweet potato, Green Pees, eggplant, cucumber mushrooms, Pumpkin, green beans, onion, squash, carrot, soy sprouts, leek, turnip beet, cabbage


Lychee, pineapple, papaya, apple, apricot, melon, fig, pear (especially baked or cooked in wine)


Rice of all shapes and kinds, especially Kungee- Chinese rice porridge, sweet rice, oats, millet, buckwheat, quinoa

Animal Derived Foods


milk products that are NOT fat reduced*, preferably goat sheep or buffalo products

meat and fish (in small quantities): beef, fish (particularly trout, tuna, sardine and flounder), pork and chicken. Internal organs such as spleen kidneys and heard are particularly advised.

Fats and nuts:

Butter (preferably gee, refined butter), sunflower oil, peanuts, chestnuts, almonds, coconut oil, coconut milk, Avocado, Tahini, flax, Hemp seeds


Chilly, nutmeg, garlic, anise, cinnamon, cardamom, fresh ginger, bay leave, allspice, basilica


Green tea, Jasmin tea, ginger tea, licorice tea.,

* Avoid if dampness is involved as well

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