Foods to eat to replenish our Kidney and Bladder Meridian and a Yin Tonic for winter are: apples, asparagus, eggs, clams, kidney beans, walnuts, yams, lemons, tomatoes, dill, green beans and plums. Remember to eat six servings of protein a day (nuts, eggs, cheese, lean beef, fish, chicken and legumes/ beans). A serving is 14 nuts, one egg or a piece of meat the size of your hand. Beans can go into almost every recipe and a half-cup is a serving.

Avocados are in the stores and at great prices. Avocados are a wonderful source of heart and brain healthy monosaturated fat, and they’re low in fructose. It also regulates blood sugar levels. Besides fiber, it has almost 20 essential health-boosting nutrients. (Find lots more info on www.mercola.com and www.DrPerlmuter.com). You also can use avocado as a fat replacement in baking (use equal amounts as you would butter, etc.)

I have eaten amazing chocolate putting made with avocado…you’d never know it was in there! They’re also rated low on pesticide application. So, no need to buy organic avocados; save your $ for organic strawberries!


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