Foods to Build Your Yang (Kidney Yang Tonics)


Cooked foods or room temperature foods are beneficial


Avoid cooling foods such as fruits, raw foods, excessive salt and use seaweed cautiously. A little of these foods are good to protect Yin. So try to get some in daily, just limit these foods.


I usually throw some Arame (sea vegetable) in when I make quinoa or rice it is good to protect Yin, and helps build the



  • Garlic

  • Onions

  • Chives

  • Scallions

  • Leeks

  • Quinoa

  • Chicken

  • Lamb

  • Trout

  • Salmon

  • Black beans

  • Walnuts (1/3 – 1 oz daily)

  • Cinnamon bark

  • Ginger (preferably dried)

  • Black peppercorn

  • Anise seeds

  • Fennel seeds

  • Fenugreek seeds

  • Cloves