Digestive Organ deficiency means that your body’s ability to generate Energy from foods eaten is compromised.
To prevent Energy deficiency it is best to consume fresh foods that are slightly cooked.
Food that is lightly prepared helps to ensures that nutrients are preserved and are more readily digested and absorbed.
General dietary recommendations to prevent Energy deficiency include eating smaller meals more frequently and enjoying meals by sitting down to relax while you eat and chewing thoroughly to savor flavors.
Small amounts of naturally sweet flavors like:
- dates and
- rice syrup
Pungent tastes including
- and nutmeg
are also beneficial in strengthening Energy.
Overly rich, oily or heavy foods should be avoided because they can overwhelm the digestive system.
Avoid Cold foods such as:
- raw fruits and vegetables,
- tofu, and
- ice cream
Since they will slow down the process and make the body work harder.
Wherever possible choose organically grown foods.
Specific foods for Digestive Organ deficiency
- Cooked whole grains, rice, oats, roasted barley, sweet rice.
- Pumpkin, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, corn, parsnips, yams, peas, stewed fruit, onions, leeks, garlic, turnip, mushrooms including oyster & shitake
- Chick peas, black beans, kidney beans, fava beans, walnuts
- Small amounts of : chicken, beef, lamb, mackerel, tuna, anchovy
- Black pepper, fresh ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, fennel, molasses, rice syrup,
- Barley malt, dates, figs, cherries, sugar cane
Foods to restrict or avoid
- Salads, raw fruits, citrus, raw vegetables, tomatoes, spinach,
- Tofu, dairy, nut butters and other high oil foods
- Overly sweet foods, refined sugars, high doses of vitamin C.
- Cold foods like ice cream or smoothies
- Iced drinks including ice water