Avoid

Thermally warm and hot foods, especially acrid spices; alcoholic beverages, bitter-hot foods that damage liver yin (such as coffee), acrid foods, especially garlic.

Foods that supplement liver blood and yin to drain the ascending yang and regulate liver qi flow.

Organ network

Liver

Flavor/thermal nature

Sour-neutral, sour-cool, sour-cold, possibly a little sweet-cool and salty-cool

To cool liver heat and drain yang:

Fruit

Apples, pears, oranges

Vegetables

Wheat, mung beans, spinach

Beverages

Green tea

Dairy products

Milk

To regulate liver qi and downbear qi:

Fish

Crab, octopus

Fruit

Blueberries, lemons

Vegetables

Dandelion, spinach, celery, tomatoes water chestnuts

Beverages

Chinese chrysanthemum blossom tea, green tea

To supplement liver yin and blood:

Meat

Duck, pork, chicken

Fruit

Grapes

Vegetables

Spinach, celery, tomatoes

Grains

Black soy beans

Nuts and seeds

Pine nuts, black sesame, sunflower seeds

Recommended:

Foods that nourish liver yin and blood.

Green tea, Chinese chrysanthemum blossom tea, freshly cooked wheat porridge, fresh celery juice, tomato juice, apple juice, pear juice. Reduce meat consumption for three weeks or longer.

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