Sour Flavor Benefits Your Health

For thousands of years we have used food and herbs as medicine and still are in some traditional cultures today. To improve your health learn how food and herbs can aid in healing and maintaining great health!

All food has at least two flavors and there are five different tastes. The five flavors are:

SOUR BITTER PUNGENT SWEET SALTY

SOUR food and herbs Thermal Energetic is mostly cooling to the body’s systems

Foods which are SOUR in taste support the liver and gallbladder

SOUR flavor assist the heart, small intestines, stomach spleen and pancreas.

Food and herbs which are SOUR in taste:

  • Keep the tissue firm
  • Help emulsify fats and proteins
  • Dissolve minerals for improved assimilation
  • Keep the body and organs tone
  • Strengthen weakened lungs
  • Keeps us grounded
  • Play a role in the “heart-mind” organizing scattered mental patterns

According to the Five Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine

TasteSour
Organ Liver and Gall Bladder
Element Wood
Season Spring the Liver and Gall Bladder will be their strongest or weakest.
VirtueBenevolent, kind
Emotions
Liver and Gall Bladder in harmony is focused, calm and grounded.
Liver and Gall Bladder imbalanced is impatient, irritable, scatted and angry.

SOUR FLAVOR FOOD AND HERBS

Aduki bean Cheese Lime Rosehip
Apple Grape Mango Sauerkraut
Apple cider vinegar Hawthorne Berry Olive Strawberry
Apple, sour Huckleberry Pickles Tangerine
Black Cherry Leek Plum, sour Tomato
Blueberries Lemon Raspberry Yogurt

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