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1

How do sweet foods benefit the skin?

moisten dryness, improve dry, wrinkled skin

2

How do pungent foods benefit skin?

disperse superficial skin conditions

3

How do bitter foods benefit skin?

detoxify

4

How do sour foods benefit skin?

improve oily skin

5

How do salty foods benefit skin?

expel skin nodules

6

Cold foods are used in skin conditions such as _____

acne, rosacea, rashes, spotting

7

How do red foods benefit skin?

improve complexion, anti-aging effect

8

How do white foods benefit skin?

nourish skin

9

How do green foods benefit skin?

relax body, moisten and cleanse skin

10

How do black foods benefit skin?

delay aging process, rejuvenate skin

11

How do yellow foods benefit skin?

nourish entire body including skin and face

12

What types of foods are appropriate for oily skin? Give examples

astringent

mung beans, berries, lemon, bitter melon, apples, grapes, celery

13

What types of foods are appropriate for dry skin? Give examples

moisturizing foods

honey, pears, olives, cabbage, honeydew, bananas

14

What types of foods are appropriate for normal skin? Give examples

foods that maintain pH balance and promote metabolism

watermelon, cucumber, onion, mushroom

15

What types of foods are appropriate for anti-aging? Give examples

Red (HT)

red peppers, tomatoes, carrots, watermelon, red peaches

16

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

17

What foods help to detoxify skin?

green tea, burdock root, bitter melon, coix seeds, black fungus, pomegranate, lotus root, celery, garlic, seaweed

18

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

19

What foods help with dark eye circles?

Eye bags / Puffiness?

azuki beans, black fungus, chinese dates

Kelp, carp, coix seed

20

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

21

What are possible side effects of gua sha on the face?

possible bruising
areas of redness

22

Gua sha should be performed on pregnant women (T/F)

F