There are really important reasons why you should aim to have many colourful foods on your plate. 👍🏼👇🏻💚.
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, according to the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) doctrine, talks about how the natural flavors (sour, bitter, sweet, acrid, salty), five colors of food (green, red, yellow, white, black) are linked with many properties of things. This shows the relationship between human and nature. -
The body’s five internal organs and nature’s five colors are closely linked.
• Five colors that people are familiar with in daily life (green, red, yellow, white and black), works at different organs, and each one play a different role. Different colors of food are vastly different with their effectiveness on maintaining health. Different colors of food and their properties are not the same, and their effects are different too.
_💚Green nourishes liver
Common green color food are those things like green beans, spinach, broccoli, cucumber, celery, leek, green pepper, etc.
_❤️Red nourishes the heart
Common red-color food are red beans, sweet potatoes, carrots, red pepper, red dates, tomatoes, strawberry, etc.
_💛Yellow benefits the spleen and stomach
Common yellow-colored food are soybeans, barley, (sweet, mild and slightly cooling nature). -
_💟White moistens lungs
Common white color foods include white beans, winter melon, pear, white radish, white fungus, lotus root, lily, wild rice, rice, tofu, cauliflower, bamboo shoots, yam, jicama and so on.
_🖤Black nourishes the kidneys
Common black color food include black beans, black rice, black sesame, black fungus, walnut (not black, but it is a food that nourishes the kidneys), seaweed, kelp (also a food that moistens the lungs). -
☝🏻Often, taste preferences represent the body’s need for certain elements. In other words: likes (at food) usually mean needs. #eatmoreplants
. 📸 my rainbow bowl: cauliflower, purple carrots, spinach, tomatoes, quinoa, goats feta.