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flavors and increase sweet and pungent flavors as this facilitates the liver to regulate the Qi ( vital energy) throughout the body. Examples of recommended foods for the spring include onions, leeks, leaf mustard, CHINESE YAM, WHEAT, DARES, CILANTRO, MUSHROOMS, SPINACH AND BAMBOO SHOOTS. Fresh green and leafy vegetables should also be included in meals; sprouts from seeds are also valuable. In addition, uncooked,

     frozen and fried foods should only be taken in moderation since these are harmful to the spleen and stomach if consumed in large amounts. As cold

winter keeps us indoor and tends to make us eat too much, people may develop heat balance in the spring, which leads to dry coating and yellowish urine. Foods like bananas, pears, water chestnuts, sugar cane, celery and cucumber help to clear the excessive heat.

     Spring: is the new birth and new growth. According to TCM, spring belongs to the wood element and dominates liver functioning. If we don’t adapt to the changing climate in spring, we may susceptible to seasonal health problems, such as flu, pneumonia, or a relapse of chronic diseases. It is advisable to reduce the intake of sour 

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