Food Reactivity through a Chinese Lens #1

I’m finally getting around to a dissection of the Xiangsheng Xiangke food chart that I posted in the “Foods that React to Each other“. Thank you to family and friends who have asked about them and are looking for more information. Let’s start with this first set of food combinations.

Peppers and greens react positively to eachother

+ Here, green and red peppers and water spinach are “both composed of vitamins and minerals.” By consuming both of these together “blood pressure declines while headaches and toxicity are reduced.” This combination also helps “prevent diabetes.”

Foods that react negatively with eachother– Pears and duck (as well as goose meat) should not be consumed together because they “do harm to the spleen and, if eaten together often enough, can lead to kidney inflammation.

So, there you have it! What is interesting to note is that eating pears after a meal, according to suggestions from older Chinese folks, can be very helpful to your digestive process. Anyone who is having a pear after dinner should remember to avoid it after a nice roast duck dinner!

Watermelon is still probably ok… 🙂
 

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