Different tastes imply the health of the five zang organs. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the five tastes (sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty) originate from the Qi of heaven and earth. The five zang organs have their own opinions on the five tastes, and the five tastes have their own goals for the five Zang organs, that is, acid goes into the liver, bitter goes into the heart, sweet goes into the spleen, pungent goes into the lung and salty goes into the kidney. Over a long period of time, the preference for five flavors will lead to the development of five zang organs; Chain reaction;, Not conducive to health; On the contrary, the pathological changes of five zang organs will affect the taste function of the tongue, change people’s likes and dislikes of five flavors, and produce sudden changes in different food tastes or tastes.
1, partial to bitter taste, most of them are heartfire.
bitter into the heart, bitter can clear the heart fire, heat. It is often accompanied by palpitations, insomnia, sore mouth, red tongue and other symptoms. Although bitter food has certain nutritional value, most of them are cold and cool. Long term preference for bitterness not only damages the heart qi, but also aggravates the symptoms of spleen stomach deficiency and cold, such as poor appetite, abdominal cold pain, diarrhea and so on. Studies have shown that regular intake of bitter food and herbal tea can also cause bone and joint diseases.
people who like to eat bitterness can choose balsam pear, mustard, aloe, Sagittaria angustifolia, Prunus Gangmei, Jade Butterfly and so on. When eating bitter vegetables, you can soak them in light salt water for a while, filter the juice, and then rinse them before eating. Drink herbal tea in moderation, and it’s best to avoid drinking on an empty stomach.
2, partial acidophilic taste indicates liver problems.
acid into the liver, sour taste nourishes the liver, such as Shanxi, Shaanxi area dishes more acid, due to the local dry climate, body fluid vulnerable, appropriate acid can nourish Yin fluid. Partial acidophilia or sudden liking for acidophilia may be a reflection of liver problems. Long term partial acidophilia or excessive consumption of sour food will lead to liver failure and Qi dysfunction. In addition, due to acid astringency, convergence, acidophilia will hinder the normal physiological function of the stomach, causing spleen and stomach problems.
people who like to eat sour food can usually choose fresh fruits and vegetables such as xihongjian, orange, bayberry, pomegranate, lemon, grape, green apple, hawthorn, etc. to reduce the consumption of pickled sauerkraut and vinegar products.
sweetness enters the spleen, and sweetness nourishes the spleen and stomach. However, people who are fond of sweetness often have the problem of spleen deficiency. For example, in Jiangsu and Zhejiang areas, the terrain is low and the climate is humid, people are prone to suffer from spleen and stomach diseases, and the spleen and stomach are deficient, so they like to eat sweetness, and they always have “sweet taste” in their diet; South Sweet & quot; It’s called “the best of the best”. Clinically, most patients with spleen and stomach disease are addicted to sweet taste, which will further damage the spleen and stomach. For patients with ulcer disease, it will stimulate the secretion of gastric acid and aggravate the disease. In addition, it can cause dental caries, diabetes and obesity, and increase the risk of respiratory diseases.
it is suggested that you can choose cereal, fruits and vegetables with low sugar content and sweet taste, such as yam, lotus root, pumpkin, sweet potato, corn, beans, loquat, apple, pineapple, kiwi fruit, etc. Usually can use lotus leaf mung bean porridge, fruit soup, yam pot to replace desserts.
4, preferring salty taste to damage kidney essence.
salty into the kidney, the right amount of salty nourishes the kidney. In the cold of northern China, dishes and people’s tastes are often salty, which has something to do with the fact that salty can tonify the kidney, turn Yang Qi into cold resistance, and enhance the body’s cold resistance. Nephrotic patients are numb to salty and sour taste, so it is easy to taste salty. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that long-term preference for salty taste will damage kidney essence, and may also cause hypertension, heart disease, asthma, chronic kidney disease, etc. At ordinary times, we should consciously reduce the intake of salt and eat a light diet to prevent the dullness of taste buds and form a vicious circle that the more we eat, the saltier we are. In short, the five flavors of Yin essence, can nourish the five organs, but if you prefer a certain taste, it will destroy the coordination between the five organs and lead to pathological changes. In addition, the taste should be adjusted according to the changes of natural laws, such as reducing acidity and increasing sweetness to nourish spleen in spring, reducing bitterness and increasing bitterness to nourish lung in summer, reducing bitterness and increasing acidity to nourish liver in autumn, and reducing saltiness and increasing bitterness to nourish heart in winter.
5, preferring pungent taste and gas consumption.
the pungent taste enters the lung. It can relieve the exterior circulation of Qi and regulate qi and blood. For example, there are many mountains in Sichuan, which are easy to be infected with miasma. Local people like to eat pungent food to clear Qi and blood and emit miasma. Lung disease is also a natural choice to release lung qi to relieve symptoms. Eating spicy food for a long time can lead to excessive lung qi propaganda, Qi dissipation, mental damage and tiredness. In addition, it is easy to cause gastrointestinal diseases and anorectal diseases.
usually put some fresh ginger, pepper, onion, garlic and other spicy food as seasoning in dishes, which can improve appetite, but it must be appropriate, so as not to stimulate the stomach.