CHOICE OF FOOD ACCORDING TO THE CONSTITUTION, GENDER, DIFFERENT STAGES OF LIFE, ACTIVITY AND CLIMATE.

It is advisable to have read the article from “Classification of  foods according to eastern philosophy“.

yang constitution: broad bone structure, face with broad jaw compared to forehead, broad shoulders, shape general bone structure square, reddish complexion, iris with stroma (tissue) dense, strong musculature, body temperature normal high state. They are very vital people, with fast and safe movements.

. Yin constitution: narrow bone structure, narrow jaws compared to forehead, narrow shoulders, elongated general shape, pale complexion, little dense stroma (iris tissue), soft musculature, low normal body temperature. They are people with little vitality, their movements are slow and unsafe.

People of yang constitution better tolerate expansive food excesses than contractile foods.

People of constitution yin tolerate better the excesses of contractile foods than of expansive foods.

ACCORDING TO SEX.

Women should put more emphasis on foods of expansive polarity, provided they are not extreme, to maintain their femininity. If you take too many contractile foods you become masculinized.

. Men need to put more emphasis on contractile foods as long as they are not extreme, to maintain their masculinity.

It is not necessary to cook two different meals for the couple, simply at the time of serving the meal, the man will put more meat or fish than the woman, and this more vegetables than the man.

Men need to put more emphasis on contractile foods as long as they are not extreme, to maintain their masculinity.

ACCORDING TO THE DIFFERENT STAGES OF LIFE.

Feeding at the beginning of the life cycle.

Children need yin energy to grow (growth is an expansion). An excess of expansive foods accelerates growth and an excess of contractile foods slows it down.

Children should not eat salty foods or excessive eggs. The slow but sure growth is favored with whole grains and other grains with abundant cooked or raw vegetables, fruits, germinated foods and soft proteins like fish or poultry.

Feeding at the end of the life cycle.

In the autumn of life the body contraction produced by the passage of time begins to be noticed. Very contractile foods should be avoided, since they would accelerate the aging process, but it is not necessary to abuse the very expansive foods, because they would weaken them. Unlike children, the elderly lack the life force needed to take advantage of fruits and other yin foods, which, far from revitalizing them, can loosen them too much, weakening them. And to be in the fall of life, preference will be given to cooked foods versus raw.

ACCORDING TO THE ACTIVITY.

Mental activities.

Foods of expansive polarity enhance mental activities but if they are taken too much or extreme, they will tend to walk in the clouds. Sugar, sweets, alcoholic beverages, overeating and ingesting any kind of refined and industrially treated food should be avoided.

It favors mental concentration, whole grain cereals, legumes, nuts in moderate amounts, cooked vegetables and small portions.

Artistic activities.

To perform creative artistic activities, the mind has to be loose, and that is powered by foods of yin polarity.

To avoid having to resort to alcohol, drugs, coffee or sugar, we should not abuse extreme yang foods, such as very salty foods, sausages, eggs and red meats. To waste creativity, the food would have to be almost vegetarian, with abundant vegetables especially those of bitter taste and red color, germinated, fruits, rice and a small amount of vegetables. This type of food may be too yin, especially for people of yin constitution and especially in winter; A prudent measure would be to feed only in key seasons.

To work with the computer in closed offices.

In addition to foods that promote mental concentration, it is necessary to protect against radiation and a poor oxygenated environment. For that we can help the green leaves very rich in chlorophyll capable of transforming solar radiation, and fermented foods (Miso, tamari, pickles …) rich in living microorganisms able to breathe without oxygen.

To meditate.

Very yin foods make us ramble away from our center, and the very yang turns our rigid and materialistic mind making meditation impossible.

To meditate it is imperative to have the stomach and intestines empty. If we want to find our center without rambling, we can prepare our mind by eating a small amount of brown rice with gomasio and cooked vegetables. As a drink, green tea with tender leaves, very little concentrated.

Physical activities.

Continued physical exercise tightens the body structures, and lives, but to have a good physical performance is necessary to be strong. Foods of contractile polarity enhance physical activities, but if taken too much, the acquired rigidity will prevent them. Raw or undercooked foods can counteract the yanging produced by exercise.

For sports that require flexibility and agility, you need yin polar foods, such as salads, undercooked vegetables, fruits, and pollen. These will not be the basis of food, they will be the companions of whole grains, essential to produce balance and focus. From foods of animal origin preference will be given to fish that are the least yang.

For sports that require power, more cooked foods, more cereals, more pulses and animal protein (fish or poultry) will be used, reducing raw and red meat or eggs.

SEXUAL ACTIVITY.

Yang food such as salt, red meats, eggs, sausages, very cooked foods and cured cheeses, encourage short, frequent and sometimes violent sexual exchanges. While an extremely yin diet with sugar, alcohol, drugs or crudivorism not compensated for by the usual practice of physical exercises, they do not enhance sexual exchanges, or potentiate them with a great deal of fears that in most cases lead to failure .

Carrying a balanced diet based on whole grains, vegetables, fish and vegetables, promotes more pleasant, long, sensitive, harmonious and creative sexual exchanges.

FOOD ACCORDING TO THE WEATHER.

Cold weather.

In cold climates and in winter we should include foods of yang polarity, provided they are not extreme, for example, stews, stews, legumes, more cereals, root vegetables, some animal protein.

As expansive foods cool (they are given in warm climates), to withstand the cold we should avoid raw fruits and their juices, salads and cold foods.

Warm weather.

In warm climates and in summer, we should include more expansive foods in the diet than in the winter, for example, cereals and legumes in salads, green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits.

Foods of yang polarity warm the body, so when it is hot we should avoid very hot and very hot foods and do not abuse animal proteins such as meats, eggs, sausages and cheeses.

Guidelines for a Balancing Diet:Without extreme food, depurative and digestive; Without dairy or solanaceous.

  • From 40% to 50% of the diet should be Cereals, preferably whole and organic: Rice, Pasta (spaghetti, macaroni, …), Millet, Quinoa, Couscous, Maize, whole mother yeast bread … This will be the main source of carbohydrates, although in some food can be substituted by vegetables (lentils, chickpeas …). Potatoes are not considered as an important source of carbohydrates, if used, will be as an accompaniment to other dishes, especially the more yang.

    • Half in cooked volume of the above will be fresh and cooked vegetables. 50% root: carrot, turnip, radish, pumpkin, onion, leek …, and the other 50% of leaf: cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, turnip greens, cabbage, green beans, artichoke … If the condition Health and weather permitting, at least 1/3 will be taken raw (lettuce, endive, carrot, turnip …). This will be the main source of vitamins.

    • Half in cooked volume than cereal will be the protein that will be chosen from the following options: fish, poultry, legume, seitan (vegetable protein made with wheat gluten), eggs (from afternoon to afternoon) and ham from afternoon to afternoon).

     As an extra source of minerals and trace elements sea kelp will be taken.

     As source of essential fatty acids will be taken vegetable oils of first cold pressure and small quantities of seeds (sesame, sunflower, squash …).

    • Maximum amounts:

    . Oils: 2 to 3 teaspoons per meal (25 to 30 grams).

    . Salt: 1/4 teaspoon per food (1 gram).

    • Fresh or dried foods should be used preferably, avoiding foods that have gone through an extensive technological process and     the use of chemical preservatives such as sulphites whenever possible.

    • You can have a dessert of fruit (without sugar and without dairy) cooked, baked or agar-agar. Raw fruit (if your diet allows it) is recommended outside of the meal.

    Fruits of the season: apples and pears all year round; Watermelon in summer; Pomegranates and chestnuts in autumn, etc.

          – for seasoning: garlic, parsley, chives, lemon, crude oil, miso, tamari, Umeboshi.

          – spices: Laurel, basil, clove, thyme, cinnamon, ginger.

The proportions of food will vary according to the state of the people. More vegetables and less cereal for more yang and less vegetables and more cereal for more yin.

General recommendations:

• Food should be thoroughly chewed until fluids are put into the mouth.

• Respect the digestions: do not eat before three or four hours after eating, or bed without having done the digestion.

• Eat with ease. It is better to eat little with tranquility, than much and in a hurry.

• Do not eat when you are not hungry, and do not drink when you are not thirsty.

Miso soup

SOUP OF ROOTS, ALGAE AND MISO.

Once you have started to eliminate all the foods that intoxicate you, this recipe is the first step to get a good electrolyte balance of your internal environment, minerals and trace elements that algae provides and to improve your digestive process by the Ferments that the miso has.

Ingredients:

An onion, a carrot and a turnip. 10 centimeters of Wakame seaweed and another equal of Kombu. Genmai Miso.

Preparation:

Put in a liter of water an onion, a carrot, a turnip, a strip of Kombu seaweed and another equal Wakame of ten centimeters each, all cut. Saute 30 minutes over low heat. Fill a large cup with a broth (cast or ungreased) and dissolve a flat teaspoon of Miso. Add some chopped fresh parsley and take it hot at the beginning of the meal and / or dinner. You can keep it up to three days in the fridge.

SOUP OF ROOTS FOR THE SUMMERTIME.

This gazpacho is a way to take the consomé of roots and algae in a refreshing way for the summer, also introducing, Umeboshi.

Ingredients: Tomato, cucumber, pepper, onion, garlic, parsley, whole wheat bread, Umeboshi pasta.

Preparation:

In a liter of vegetable broth and seaweed as described in the previous recipe, add in cold a small peeled tomato, a small cucumber, a few pieces of onion, garlic, parsley and a slice of whole-grain bread without crust, all chopped; One heaping teaspoon of Miso and another rasa of Umeboshi pasta. Sprinkle all over the mixer, and serve with very small chopped cucumber and pepper.

PEAR AGAR-AGAR CAKE.

Ingredients:

Pear lecture, apple juice, agar-agar flakes, Kiwi.

Peel and chop a kilo of ripe conference pears. In a saucepan, cook a liter of apple juice with three tablespoons of flakes of agar-agar algae or with four or five strips of the same.

After about five or seven minutes of cooking, the algae will disappear. At that time add the chopped pears, and let them cook for two to three minutes.

Pour over a fountain, fry it with very thin slices of kiwi and let it cool. To know if the amount of algae has been sufficient, pour a tablespoon of the preparation in a dish, when cooling must solidify; If not, add more algae.

Agar-agar can do it with fruits: apples, peaches, watermelon, strawberries and use as base grape juice instead of apple.

Due to its softness, the agar-agar of pears and / or apples can be consumed in moderate amounts daily.

The information published on our blog is extracted from the Bibliography used for the development of the Sowen Point software.

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