Eating Tips to Strengthen Your Spleen
Things to avoid:
Cold (temperature) or frozen food
Excessive use of fats
Sugar, particularly white sugar
Very sweet foods
Artificial color and flavors
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