The Yin and Yang of beauty

The Chinese believe that when the body is balanced, the body will be healthy and beautiful. Healthy skin is beautiful skin. Health gives you that radiant glow that is beautiful.
The 3 most important steps to beauty are:

Eat foods with detoxifying properties. Examples are apples, watermelons, walnuts. cucumbers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes. watercress, tofu, barley, honey and milk.

Tip: For a delicious dessert

Wash and skin a sweet potato.
Slice it into cubes.
Boil it in some water until tender.
Add honey or rock sugar to taste.
Serve with the water.


Some foods that help with digestion include apples, bananas, lemons, olives, pineapples, carrots, spinach, potatoes, tofu, ginger, peppermint and wine.

Looks like the adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" appeals to the Chinese as well.


For regeneration, get plenty of sleep.

Foods that help you sleep include apples, papaya, sweet potatoes, tofu, barley, chamomile, honey and rose hips.

Tip: A delicious drink can be made by boiling rose hips with a little rock sugar to taste. Cool and refrigerate. It is very rich in vitamin C.

In addition, some foods that are good for promoting healthy skin include asian pears, bananas, melons, cherries, red and black dates, bean sprouts, brocolli, sweet potato and brown rice.

10 November 2009 Posted in Beauty