Diet Guidelines for Rising Liver Yang

  • Overly spicy foods and artificial ingredients should be avoided.
  • Soups, stews and cooked foods in general with plenty of complex
  • Carbohydrates and vegetables should be emphasized.
  • The diet should include roughly equal proportions of grains, vegetables (especially green leafy vegetables) and fruit (preferably cooked or stewed).
  • Protein should make up 10 – 20% of the diet.
  • Where ever possible choose organically grown foods.

Specific foods for Rising Liver Yang

  • Wheat, oats, rice, millet, barley, millet
  • Carrots, chrysanthemum leaves and flowers, oyster mushrooms, wood ear mushrooms
  • string beans
  • Chicken eggs, tofu, black beans, black soybeans, kidney beans.
  • Pears, mulberries, blueberries, blackberries
  • Black sesame seeds, soy milk, cow’s milk

Foods to restrict or avoid

  • Spicy foods in general, curries dishes, BBQ’d foods
  • Chilies, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, onions, shallots, leeks, basil, cloves, wasabi
  • Coffee, vinegar, pickles, tea
  • Lamb, shrimp, prawns, game meats
  • Citrus fruits, melons
  • Cigarettes, alcohol, recreational stimulants