(please see blog on What is Your Type according to TCM to confirm your Type)
Blood Deficiency – Daverick Leggett – Helping Ourselves
Supporting our blood through food
Blood is very easily improved through diet. A diet rich in fresh vegetables is essential. In particular, dark green leafy vegetables and chlorophyll-rich foods are helpful, especially when combined with grains. Adequate protein is also necessary.
All meat, fish, beans and several seafoods will strengthen the blood. In severe cases of Blood depletion, animal organs may be helpful.
As all food forms the basis of Blood, we may simply say eat well and widely. The overuse of fatty foods, denatured foods and sweetened or salted foods will tend to weaken the Blood. Foods which especially tonify Blood are listed below.
|Aduki bean||Chicken egg||Kale||Mussel||Seaweed|
|Beetroot||Dang Gui||Leafy Greens||Oxtail||Squid|
|Black soybean||Date||Liver||Oyster||Sweet Rice|