Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What Color Food Should You Eat?

In traditional Chinese medicine the color of the food you eat plays an important role in terms of health. Foods of a certain color target or are good for specific organs inside the body. Additionally you should consume more of a certain color depending on the time of the year.

Here's how it breaks down:

Green - good for liver function; eat more greens in spring.
Black - kidney; winter. Think black beans. Bonus points for kidney-shaped beans?
Red - heart; summer. Watermelon for example, which incidentally is also a good thirst-quencher.
White - lungs; autumn. A time when radishes are in season.
Yellow - spleen; long summer (or the period between summer and autumn).

All this was related to me by a coworker of mine who is from mainland China. Said coworker recently also gave me a kind of tea to drink when I had a cold, which had a bit of a joshanda feel to it. It worked, sort of, though I cannot vouch for the taste.

I believe it all. Also I just wanted to save this before it gets lost among my notes about how to set interest crediting rates on fixed annuities.

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