by Dr. David Orman
More often than not, we continually eat various foods because we like the taste. Granted, there are other reasons but this consistently remains near the top of the list. That explains why liver sales are never particularly high.
Taste is more than something that feels good to our senses. Taste has value; that is, we can use a particular taste to help improve our overall health and wellness.
There are 5 organs that are considered “major” ones in the body, though all of course, are important. Each of these organs have a flavor associated with them. Think of them like a “magnet” specific to that organ.
They are as follows*:
* The “major organ” is listed first while its paired or associated organ is in parenthesis.
So, if one has a problem with the lungs, adding perhaps Indian or Thai foods, ones that are typically spicy, would help this organ. Lemon, a sour food/flavor, will aid the liver. Please note that an excess of these flavors and foods will weaken or even damage the organ. Eating a piece of chocolate that is sweet will help the spleen. Eating 3 bars daily will damage it.
What Each Taste Does
Additionally, each of the flavors has a certain effect on the body too.
Flavors will affect the emotions and behaviors also. Foods and supplementation are often the areas of focus when it comes to elevating one’s overall health. Adding the awareness of flavor(s) and using these precisely will also go a long way to feeling great.