Which tongue are you?

The Healthy Tongue: the perfect tongue is like a beautiful pink rose petal. It is not too red or too pale, but an even shade of pink across the entire surface of the tongue. It is not too wet or not too dry, free of cracks and any visual abnormalities such as depressions or swollen taste buds. There should be a very thin white coating with no teeth marks or redness in the margins.

WHAT TO EAT FOR YOUR BALANCE:

QI DEFICIENCY NEEDS TO TAKE AWAY FOODS THAT DRAIN ENERGY LIKE SUGAR, FRUIT, ACOHOL AND INTRODUCE PUNGENT & BITTER GREENS LIKE ROCKET, WATERCRESS, MAZUNA, CHICORY, IN STEWS WITH TOMATO, CHILLY, GINGER, CORN, ANASAZI BEAN, CALYPSO BEAN, BROWN SPECKLED COW BEAN, CHRISTMAS LIMA BEAN, CRANBERRY BEAN AND HATO MUGI.

HEAT NEEDS TO TAKE AWAY FOODS THAT CAUSE HEAT LIKE BREAD AND INTRODUCE COOLING FOODS LIKE TOFU, BOK CHOY, LENTILS.

DAMP RETENTION NEEDS TO TAKE AWAY SOFT DRINKS (Coca-Cola etc), BEER THAT CAUSE DAMP AND INTRODUCE SUGAR ABSORBING FOODS LIKE HUMMUS, CABBAGE, AND BUCKWHEAT AS A GRAIN.

BLOOD STASIS NEEDS TO TAKE AWAY TOMATOES, CUCUMBER, CELERY, LETTUCE, CAPSICUM, ALL FRUITS, SOFT DRINKS, SMOOTHIES, ALCOHOL AND INTRODUCE WARMING FOODS SUCH AS BLACK BEAN/DAIKON/CARROT/PUMPKIN/GINGER/MUSTARD GREENS/HATO MUGI/MISO SOUP.

QI STAGNATION NEEDS TO TAKE AWAY MUFFINS, BREADS, CAKES, MUSLIE, PASTA, RICE AND INTRODUCE FOODS THAT RE-BOOT THE SYSTEM LIKE FRESH FERMENTED VEGETABLES, MESCALIN SALAD GREENS WITH BROWN RICE VINEGAR, RADISH, DAIKON, CORN AND MILLET AS A GRAIN.

DAMP HEAT NEEDS TO TAKE AWAY TAKEAWAY FOODS LIKE FISH & CHIPS, BURGERS, INDIAN, ALSO CRISPS, NUTS (savory snacks).

YANG DEFICIENCY NEEDS TO EAT MORE GRAINS AND LEGUMES WITH BOILED KALE, BROCCOLI, CARROTS, PARSNIP AND SALT.

YIN DEFICIENCY NEEDS TO EAT MORE FRESH VEGETABLES, FRUITS, FISH, LEGUMES, HUMMUS AND SALAD GREENS.

BLOOD DEFICIENCY NEEDS TO EAT MORE BROWN RICE, LEAFY GREENS LIKE KALE, MUSTARD GREENS, WATER CRESS, ROCKET, AND MIZUNA, MISO SOUP WITH SPRING ONION, NATTO, SMALL AMOUNTS OF RED MEAT.