Modern medicine often prescribed aerobic exercise and a healthy diet to reverse central obesity. But in traditional medicine (Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda), belly fat is an indication of the body that is beginning to swell, it is hidden, and if not well taken care of, it may lead to edema.

Modern medicine often prescribed aerobic exercise and a healthy diet to reverse central obesity. But in traditional medicine (Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda), belly fat is an indication of the body that is beginning to swell, it is hidden, and if not well taken care of, it may lead to edema. Though eating healthy and increasing exercise may help reduce weight and help treat the symptoms, it does not help restore the body and cure the cause. In other words, we must go deeper to understand what is going on with our body as a whole

How to Eliminate Belly Fat?

In Traditional medicine, belly fat is caused by internal organ weakness that leads to excessive dampness, an overly moist or wet condition which congeals into fat, and mucus in the body. Excessive dampness and mucus deposits, especially in the digestive organs, leads to abdominal puffiness, distension, and bloating. Mucus and damp conditions can cause, and are caused by, bacteria, viruses, overgrowth of yeasts, fungus, parasites, edema, cysts, tumors and cancer.

What Food Increases Belly Fat?

  • Cold and raw foods 
    • Cold and raw foods are hard to digest. It takes more energy to break down in the body which slows the metabolism
    • Foods that are considered cold and raw:  chicken, pork, excessive amounts of raw foods, and raw vegetables, cold beverages, and frozen desserts.
  • Dairy 
    • Dairy is designed by nature to help grow tissues in our body during infancy. Infants can transform dairy into usable tissue, however, beyond toddlerhood, it becomes harder to metabolise and will turn into phlegm and mucus in the body.
    • Eating fat-free or low-fat versions of these foods will not reduce phlegm and they may be even more harmful since the products are not natural.
  • Highly processed foods
    • The more processed a food is, the more difficult it is for us to un-process it. 
    • Highly processed foods contain ingredients that may be harmful to our body. When purchasing processed food, read the label first. If you cannot pronounce the word, don’t consume it. 
  • Sweet foods
    • Sugar is sticky.  Traditional Chinese Medicine is concerned with energy, liquid, qi circulation within the body and sugar, which has glue-like property impairs the circulation of the body.

 

  • Meat 
    • Meat should be considered more like a condiment for most of us. Don’t eat too much of it and not every day, but we should still consume all kinds of  meat sometimes. 
  • Too strong of a taste 
    • Strong tastes will cause digestion imbalance which increases dampness and swelling . 
    • Food: spicy foods, too salty foods, coffee, garlic, pickles, kimchi 

 

  • Isolated-Nutrient supplements 
    • We did not evolve by eating Vitamin C, we evolved by eating food.  Eat the right foods and you shouldn’t need extra pills

 

Here are the tips for how to eat better and protect your Spleen.

  • Eat more warm and cooked foods
  • Eat less dairy.  You could get by without any at all
  • Eat simple, natural foods
  • Use meat sparingly
  • Eat a wide variety of vegetables
    • A good diet is like a good stock portfolio- diversified.  So increase your variety
  • Chew your food well
    • The more work you do with your teeth, the less work your Spleen has to do
  • Don’t eat until you are full
    • If you’ve ever over-filled a washing machine, you know that nothing gets done.  You need room for processing
  • Get all the 6 flavors in your daily diet (sweet, salty, sour, astringent, bitter, and pungent)
  • Drink functional tea to support kidney, reduce swelling
    • Amu’s different types of tea helps support kidney and balance your digestion. Especially nettle leaf tea and rosehip teas. Also, digestion is a warm process.  Warm fluids facilitate that process, cold fluids inhibit it.  
  • Take a walk after eating
    • If you get in the habit of moving after you eat, you will get out of the habit of eating to the point where you cannot move.

 

Balance and moderation are the keys to health., especially digestion balance is important. If you interested in see your digestion balance, go to our website check your digestive balance free. 

Follow these suggestions and see how your digestion, mood, and energy level will improve.