The Side Effects Of White Colored Food On The Body

( After COVID-19, many people are experiencing what has been called “long-COVID” side effects, such as persistent loss or alteration of taste and smell. Lung and the respiratory tracts leave with them another set of symptoms that cause one to experience dry mouth, an itchy throat, and coughing easily, reported Epoch Times.

According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, the five major organs can be treated with foods that are correspondent to its color. So the liver, heart, spleen, lungs, and kidneys correspond to green, red, yellow, white, and black respectively, meaning to effectively treat the lungs and respiratory tract, foods that contain white would be nourishing to the organ.

Dr. Kao Hao-Yu, attending physician at the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine at MacKay Memorial Hospital has reportedly seen positive side effects, including better sleep, when treating patients with white lily bulbs, a traditional Chinese herbal medicine. Lily bulbs, which have a thousand-year history in herbal medicine, are taken from the scaly leaves of the lily plant.

They are reportedly “associated with the heart meridian (emotional and mental system) and the lung meridian (respiratory system), which can moisten the lungs and stop coughing, clear the heart, calm the mind, and promote restful sleep.” They can also be used to improve coughing caused by smoking, Epoch Times reports, citing an experiment conducted at Kyung Hee University in South Korea, where mice exposed to cigarette smoke were fed lily bulbs and were found to have reduced immune cell abnormalities and inflammation.

Dr. Kao considers the lungs to be a “delicate organ” and so easily injured, which suggests that it should be protected in a nourishing way. Modern medicine believes that white colored foods are beneficial to the entire body and thinks that the foods contain polysaccharides, organic sulfides, and polyphenols, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.