HOW TO TELL IF FOOD IS MORE YANG OR MORE YIN

By Dr. Lawrence Wilson

July 2016, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.

 

All information in this article is for educational purposes only.  It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.

 

The two charts below explain how the yang and yin qualities of foods are determined.

________________________________

 

CHART #1

 

This chart shows the general order of yang to yin of foods.  The most yang foods are at the top, and the most yin foods are at the bottom:

 

THE FOOD LIST

(most yang at the top and most yin at the bottom)

 

Eggs

Red meat

Poultry

Fish

Shellfish

Cooked whole grains

Cooked root vegetables

Cooked cruciferous vegetables

Cooked leafy green vegetables

Raw vegetables or salads

Nightshade vegetables (tomato, potato, eggplant and peppers) and vegetables that are really fruits (squashes, cucumber, okra, and pumpkin)

Most herbs

Northern, and smaller-sized fruit

Tropical fruit (mango, papaya and others)

Sub-tropical Fruit (coconut, dates, figs)

Most drinking water

Alcohol

Drugs, including marijuana

 

_________________________________

 

CHART #2

 

This chart goes into much more detail about what determines the yang or yin qualities of a food.  On the left are types of foods.  The middle column gives the most yang qualities of them, and right column shows the most yin qualities of these foods.

 

FOOD TYPE

MORE YANG QUALITY

MORE YIN QUALITY

IN GENERAL

 

 

Inner and outer qualities

Harder outside, soft inside

Softer outside, and hard inside

Source

Eggs, animal foods

Plant foods, fruit is most yin

Color

Red, black

White, light blue, green

Density

Hard, compact, contracted, more dense

Softer, expanded, fluffy, light weight, low density

Size

Smaller

Larger

Preparation

Cooked

Raw

Preparation

Fresh

Old, canned

Cooking

High Pressure (pressure-cooking)

Lower pressure

Cooking

Longer cooking time

Shorter cooking time

MEATS/EGGS

 

 

Type

Mammal, bird, fish

Reptile, bug

Movement

Faster

Slower

Shell

Yes, and thicker

No, or soft

Personality

Happy

Angry, sad

Where grown

Colder climate

Warmer climate

Speed of growth

Slow

Faster

Toxicity

Low

Higher

Taste

Starchy, bitter

Sweet, pungent, sour

Ether content

Higher

Lower

Souls (number)

More

Fewer

Water content

Less, drier

More, wetter or moist

GRAIN

 

 

Type

Grasses

Other, seeds, etc.

Cook time

Longer

Shorter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Way of eating

Whole

Fractionated, flour, flakes, cut

VEGETABLES

 

 

Growth location

Underground

Above (higher is more yin)

Part

Root

Stem and leaf most yin

Type of root

Vertical or tap

Tuber or bulbous

LEGUMES

 

 

Form

Whole beans, pressure cooking

Sprouts

FRUITS (ovaries)

 

 

Number of seeds

More

Fewer

Sweetness

More

Less

Seed location

Outside

Inside

Seed size

Smaller

Larger

Seed hardness

Harder

Softer

FATS/OILS

 

 

Saturation

Saturated, solid

Unsaturated, liquid

Source

Animal (egg yolk, then beef fat, then chicken fat, then sardine, then butter, then cream)

Vegetable, especially fruit oils (coconut, palm)

OTHER

 

 

Sea vegetables

Kelp (kombu), wakame

Dulse or Irish moss, hijiki

Algae

 

All, and not recommended

Yeast

 

All

Herbs

Coffee, ginger, curry, garlic, sea salt, dandelion

Most all other herbs are quite yin

DRINKING WATER

 

 

Mineral content

Higher

Lower, reverse osmosis, distilled

Acidity

More Acidic

More alkaline

Bond angle

Smaller

Larger

Ability to hydrate

Excellent

Not as good

 

 

Home | Hair Analysis | Saunas | Books | Articles | Detox Protocols

Courses | About Dr. Wilson | The Free Basic Program