In fact, Lao-Tzu is quoted as saying, "To figure out the disease, look first at the diet." The feeling is that too much yin food
causes too much yin energy, which translates as sluggishness and low energy; too much yang and the result is too much aggressiveness and fast, unconcentrated movements.
, by contrast, includes fruit such as oranges and pineapples, vegetables including beansprouts and lettuce as well as soup and yoghurt.
So it's important to include yin foods
in your diet.
(moist) are carbohydrates like rice and noodles that cool the body down.
In contrast, yin foods
are cool and sweet and thought to be passive.
More yin foods
include beverages, cooling greens, salads, pickles and fruits.
are said to cool the body while yang foods heat it up.
, such as lettuce, crab, cucumber, tofu, and bean sprouts, possess cooling and soothing power.