Flashcards in Food Properties Deck (22)
How do sweet foods benefit the skin?
moisten dryness, improve dry, wrinkled skin
How do pungent foods benefit skin?
disperse superficial skin conditions
How do bitter foods benefit skin?
How do sour foods benefit skin?
improve oily skin
How do salty foods benefit skin?
expel skin nodules
Cold foods are used in skin conditions such as _____
acne, rosacea, rashes, spotting
How do red foods benefit skin?
improve complexion, anti-aging effect
How do white foods benefit skin?
How do green foods benefit skin?
relax body, moisten and cleanse skin
How do black foods benefit skin?
delay aging process, rejuvenate skin
How do yellow foods benefit skin?
nourish entire body including skin and face
What types of foods are appropriate for oily skin? Give examples
mung beans, berries, lemon, bitter melon, apples, grapes, celery
What types of foods are appropriate for dry skin? Give examples
honey, pears, olives, cabbage, honeydew, bananas
What types of foods are appropriate for normal skin? Give examples
foods that maintain pH balance and promote metabolism
watermelon, cucumber, onion, mushroom
What types of foods are appropriate for anti-aging? Give examples
red peppers, tomatoes, carrots, watermelon, red peaches
What types of foods are appropriate for wrinkles and sagging? Give examples
bird's nest, Chinese dates, black sesame, black soybeans, pig skin, walnuts, cherries, honey
What foods help to detoxify skin?
green tea, burdock root, bitter melon, coix seeds, black fungus, pomegranate, lotus root, celery, garlic, seaweed
What foods help with hyperpigmentation?
winter melon, luffa, white turnip, persimmon, mulberry fruit, gingko nut, coix seed, eggs, honey, chinese yam, tomato, cucumber, eggplant, mung beans, black beans, chinese cabbage, peas
What foods help with dark eye circles?
Eye bags / Puffiness?
azuki beans, black fungus, chinese dates
Kelp, carp, coix seed
What foods brighten and energize the eyes?
yams, carrots, fish, walnuts, beef liver, millet, chrysanthemum, mulberry fruit, almonds, soybeans, seaweed, lotus root, apricots, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds
What are possible side effects of gua sha on the face?
areas of redness