Yin/Yang

by Amie on February 4, 2009

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The Yin/Yang theory is based on Chinese philosophy; a system of opposites used to describe food and lifestyle.  It is quite interesting when you take a look at the qualities and foods of both the yin and yang.  Which do you most resemble, that of the Yin or the Yang?

Yin Qualities

  • Cool
  • Dark
  • Moon/Night
  • Intuition
  • Up
  • Female
  • Sensitive
  • Future

Yin Foods

  • Yoga Foods
  • Raw
  • Fruits
  • Sweeteners
  • Alcohol
  • Makes you feel light, happy
  • Can make you spacey, scattered

Yang Qualities

  • Hot
  • Light
  • Sun/day
  • Logic
  • Down
  • Male
  • Strong
  • Past

Yang Foods

  • Weight lifter foods
  • Cooked
  • Chicken, eggs
  • Salt
  • Meat
  • Makes you grounded, focused
  • Can make you aggressive, forceful

Balanced Foods

  • Brown rice
  • Whole grains: brown rice, millet, quinoa, buckwheat, oats
  • Vegetables: squash, carrots, parsnips, onions, broccoli, mushrooms, etc
  • Dark, leafy vegetables
  • Beans and legumes
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