Diet Guidelines for Liver Blood Deficiency

Blood deficiency is a broader term than simply anemia.

Blood refers to the body’s overall fluids and nourishment.

To address this, a diet that is nutrient rich and building is recommended.

In general it is best to eat foods that are lightly cooked to ensure that nutrients are preserved and are more readily digested and absorbed.

General dietary recommendations to prevent deficiency include:

  • Eating high quality proteins,
  • Lightly cooked vegetables and
  • Chewing meals thoroughly.
  • Meals should emphasize leafy green vegetables,
  • High quality protein sources and
  • Complex carbohydrates, like whole grains and lightly cooked vegetables.
  • Where ever possible choose organically grown foods.


Specific foods for Liver Blood deficiency

  • Cooked whole grains, rice, oats, roasted barley, sweet rice, spelt, millet
  • Pumpkin, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, corn, parsnips, yams, peas, stewed fruit, onions, leeks, garlic, turnip, mushrooms including oyster & shitake,
  • Spinach, chard, kale, greens, beets, parsley, lychee fruit, coconut, grapes, cherries
  • Legumes in general, chick peas, black beans, kidney beans, fava beans, tempeh
  • Chicken, beef.
  • Mackerel, tuna, anchovy
  • Fresh ginger, black sesame seeds, molasses, rice syrup, barley malt, dates, figs,
  • Sugar cane, , vegemite, marmite


Foods to restrict or avoid

  • Salads, raw fruits, sprouts, raw vegetables
  • Excess amounts of tofu, dairy or nut butters and other high oil foods
  • Overly sweet foods, refined sugars, high doses of vitamin C, chocolate
  • Cold foods like ice cream or smoothies
  • Iced drinks including ice water.