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    Feng Shui and Food

    How to Create Good Luck by Eating

    By Marco Chong

    Do you love to eat and ever wonder if what you eat has anything to do with your luck? This article is good news to those who love to eat. You may find some of my tips on improving your luck cycle difficult to follow. Some of them require discipline, while others might require you to find the correct items that will help you. Eating to create your good luck should be very easy for anyone to follow.

    Perhaps you are wondering if this is too good to be true. Let me illustrate my point. You probably know that if you eat too much chocolate, you will end up with a sore throat. Have you ever come across someone who can eat plenty of chocolate but not get a sore throat -- or more accurately, have a higher tolerance for spicy or healthy food? On the other hand, there are those who get sore throats easily, even if they take only a few pieces of chocolate.

    Have you seen old people smoking even after the age of 80 but who are still healthy? Whereas, there are people who smoke and die of lung cancer at a young age. Why is that so? It all has to do with the 5 elements in your 8 characters. Those who have too much Water element in their 8 characters tend to have a high tolerance for spicy or hot food.

    By the end of this article, you would have learned what are the foods that can help you improve your luck cycle and which are those that you should minimize. Before I begin, I have to tell you that I'm not a nutritionist. Whatever I tell you is based on my experience and observation.

    To put it simply, you need to eat food which represents your favorable element. To determine your favorable element, I need to look at your date and hour of birth. Since I am unable to do that here, I will give you a general method of determining your favorable element.

    If you were born in Spring (4th February to 5th May) or Summer (6th May to 7th August), your favorable elements are likely to be Metal and Water. If you were born in Autumn (8th August to 7th November) or Winter (8th November to 3rd February), your favorable elements are likely to be Wood and Fire.

    In short, if you were born in Spring or Summer, you should eat more foods that represent Metal and Water, and avoid foods that represent Wood and Fire. If you were born in Autumn and Winter, it is vice versa. I will list the foods that represent each of the elements. You just need to refer to the list to determine which are the foods that will improve your luck cycle.

    Let's start with foods that represent Metal...

    Foods that represent Metal include cold food, for instance cold meat, ice cream and jelly. All lung and intestines represent Metal too. Drinking pig's lung soup, eating pig's intestines or chicken intestines helps to increase the effect of the Metal element. Lastly, adding ice to your drink and eating ice cubes helps you increase Metal as well.

    Moving to Water. Foods that represent Water include all fish. The most effective of them all is Japanese raw fish, sashimi. It should be eaten for lunch. The other foods include bean curd, soy bean milk, tuna sandwiches, fruit juice, sea cucumber, fish ball noodles, bird's nest, sesame paste, chilled beer, yogurt, milk, cheese, as well as Yakult or Vitagen.

    Next, the foods that represent Wood are all green vegetables and green fruits. Kiwi and lemon juice helps those whose favorable element is Wood to improve their luck cycle. Next on the list is sugar cane. You could eat it, juice it or simply just place it in your kitchen as an ornament. All mushrooms also represent Wood. Eating mushrooms helps to increase Wood. The last item on the list is hot tea.

    The last list consists of foods that represent Fire. On the top of the list is red wine. The best time to drink red wine is at night, after 9pm, which is the start of the Water hours. Ginger, chili, steamboat, Korean BBQ, lamb, Japanese seaweed, black pepper beef, curry, pig's heart and pig's blood all can help to increase the effect of the Fire element. Last but not least, eating chocolate after 3pm in the afternoon can help to compensate for the lack of Fire during the rest of the day.

    I hope you will have a great time enjoying food as well as creating more good luck for yourself. Remember, too much of anything is bad. Do not overeat. I wish you the best of luck.

    Marco Chong practices Flying Star Feng Shui and specializes in home Feng Shui.

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