Foods and spices that warm the Kidney: Yang

Individuals who are deficient in yang usually tend to be slower moving and become easily chilled. If you’re an active individual, your body produces a catalytic spark which generates yang. Activity assists in quickening the metabolic process. The same concept can be applied to the foods we eat; yang foods are strengthening and warming in nature. Below is a short list of yang foods to help get you started.

Warming Foods: Yang

  • Black beans
  • Black pepper
  • Chicken


  • Cinnamon
  • Fresh or dried ginger
  • Garlic
  • Lamb
  • Leeks


  • Nutmeg


  • Onions
  • Salmon
  • Scallions
  • Trout
  • Walnuts

Are you yang deficient? Give these foods a try.

If you missed last weeks article on yin foods, you can check it out here.


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