“There are two basic approaches to eating, a preventive approach that harmonizes the body with the basic Yang nature of Summer, and a remedial approach that cools the body when there is over exposure to that Yang/heat. The basic preventive diet for Summer is one that everyone can follow. ” – Dr. Henry McCann
Summer Season One – Wood Ear Mushroom
“With no caps or stems, the wood ear mushroom, which is sometimes called cloud ear, tree ear or black fungus, is most commonly sold dried and is popular in Asian cooking. It is rich in dietary fiber, high in iron, and has free-radical busting Vit B2” writes Lana Bilings – Smith on her article “The Nutritional Benefits of Wood Ear Mushrooms.”
Summer Season Two – Tofu
“Tofu is a good source of protein and contains all eight essential amino acids. It is also an excellent source of iron and calcium and the minerals manganese, selenium and phosphorous. In addition, tofu is a good source of magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamin B1.” writes Jo Lewin on his article “The Health benefits of Tofu”.