The Five Phases of Food

The concept of the 5 Phases of Food (also referred to as the Five Element Theory) is greatly influenced by Traditional Chinese Medicine. The 5-Phase model depicts food-each with their own energy and relationship to specific organ systems-with the organ system, parts of the body, and emotions and moods.  With time and familiarity, this model can help you discover ways to use foods to improve moods and support organ systems.  With little effort, the model can assist you in planning and preparing meals that are well-balanced, energizing, and satisfying.

The charts below will help create balanced, harmonious meals.