Find your unique nourishment style, based on the five elements and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Nourishment Style Quiz
1. Which set of words best describes you?
a. Joyful, emotional, full of laughter
b. Empathetic, grounded, creative
c. Reserved, thoughtful, shy
d. Introverted, conscious, observing
e. Productive, strong, vibrant
2. My current wellness goal is …
a. Optimizing health and vibrancy
b. Healing holistically
c. Finding greater balance
d. Cooking healthier
e. Increasing energy and vitality
3. Which of these food groupings appeal to you the most?
a. Strawberries, Brussels sprouts, quinoa
b. Mango, butternut squash, chickpeas
c. Peaches, rice, cauliflower, cucumber
d. Blueberries, kale, mushrooms, miso soup
e. Avocado, oats, pomegranate, eggs
4. Which flavor do you crave most?
a. Bitter (like dark chocolate)
b. Sweet (like apple pie)
c. Spicy (like chicken wings)
d. Salty (like parmesan cheese)
e. Sour (like pickles)
5. Which health issues do you experience?
a. Anemia, poor blood circulation
b. Poor digestion, bloating
c. Consistent colds, flus, allergies
d. Kidney stones, UTI, bladder issues
e. Thyroid problems, hormonal imbalances
6. Choose a color that speaks to you:
7. What is your favorite season?
a. Summer (you like it hot and love the beach)
b. Late Summer (love those warm days and cooler evenings)
c. Fall (the crisp fall air feels perfect)
d. Winter (you love snow and sweater weather)
e. Spring (budding blooms inspire you)
8. Which of these resonates most with how you feel (or want to feel) in your body:
a. Sensual: compassionate, aware, and full of self-love
b. Empowered: confident, powerful, and self-actualized
c. Balanced: meeting goals and flowing through life with ease
d. Conscious: grounded, intuitive, and fully able to self-heal
e. Awakened: clear-eyed, open minded, and universally connected
Find Your Nourishment Style
Tally up your answers to discover your ideal nourishment style. It’s possible to have more than one nourishment style at a time—and remember, change is the only constant, and your answers may fluctuate depending on what’s going on in your life.
Mostly A’s: your nourishment style is FIERY
You have a tendency to light up the room. Summer is your season, and your power color is red. Your body naturally craves bitter flavors that increase circulation. Because you lead with your heart, nourishing it, as well as the small intestine, is key.
Nourish your fire with your personal power foods: popcorn, quinoa, asparagus, broccoli rabe, red bell peppers, dandelion greens, endive, frisée, Brussels sprouts, radicchio, okra, guava, strawberries, raspberries, figs, sweet cherries, sesame seeds/ tahini, pistachios, red lentils, and shrimp.
Indulge in dark chocolate, coffee, and alcohol sparingly.
Feeling too fiery? Try eating cucumber or beets, or drinking hibiscus tea to energetically cool and quell anxiety.
Mostly B’s: your nourishment style is GROUNDED
Graceful and empathetic, people are draw to you. Late summer is your season and your power color is on the yellow-orange spectrum. Because you tend to to worry, focus on digestion, keeping the stomach, spleen, and pancreas nourished with soups, cooked vegetables, and whole grains.
Feed your strength with your personal power foods: millet, popcorn, quinoa, farro, sweet potato, carrots, chard, collards, parsnips, pumpkin, all squashes, corn, apples, apricots, bananas, breadfruit, cantaloupe, coconut, dates, figs, grapes, honeydew, mango, nectarines, oranges, tangerines, papaya, persimmon, pineapple, plantain, prunes, raisins, sweet cherries, pumpkin and caraway seeds, almonds, pecans, pine nuts, macadamia, chickpeas, salmon, and tuna.
Eat natural sweets and stimulants like honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, wine, and coffee sparingly.
Feeling worried? The probiotics in sauerkraut are great for digestion, feeding good bacteria to combat inflammation and settle your stomach. A shot of wheatgrass can also give you the nutrient boost your body craves. Snack on grounding, satisfying raw almonds.
Mostly C’s, your nourishment style is POWERFUL
You’re practical, organized, and love getting the facts right. Fall is your season, and your power color is white. Your body craves strong, pungent flavors to keep the lungs clear and your senses optimized. Focus on foods that nourish the respiratory system and large intestine.
Stay on track with your personal power foods: rice, potatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, garlic, ginger, lettuces, leeks, lotus root, mustard greens, onions, radishes, shallots, spinach, turnips and watercress, pears, peaches, apples, walnuts, white beans, white fish (like cod, flounder, halibut, and haddock), beef, and turkey.
Be generous with herbs and spices like basil, bay leaf, black pepper, clove, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, mint, and thyme.
Feeling down? Boost your mood with antioxidant-rich strawberries. Roasted pumpkin is extra nourishing and comforting. Don't forget to get enough protein to keep you grounded.
Mostly D’s, your nourishment style is IN-FLOW
Easygoing and in the moment, your willpower is an inspiration. Winter is your season. Your power colors are deep blues, purples, grays and black. For you, detoxification is key. Nourish your kidneys and bladder with electrolytes, mineral salts, and bone-building, calcium- and magnesium-rich foods.
Stay in the flow with your personal power foods: black rice, wild rice, buckwheat, cream of wheat, seaweeds (like nori, wakame, and hijiki), mushrooms, water chestnuts, kale, cabbage, watercress, blackberries, black raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, chia and black sesame seeds, walnuts, most legumes (like pinto, kidney, black, and aduki beans), and good quality seafood (lobster, oysters, sardines, scallops, squid, and crab).
Umami flavors like miso, tamari, and pickled vegetables are great for you, as well as stimulants like cinnamon, white tea, and coffee.
Feeling indecisive? Oyster combine the salt, minerals, and protein your body naturally craves. Sauté mushrooms with grass-fed butter and spice them up with red pepper flakes. Lastly, bone or vegetable broth, preferably homemade, will nourish your bones, kidneys, and bladder.
Mostly E’s, your nourishment style is AWAKENED
You naturally bring brightness to any situation—and are an ace decision-maker. Spring is your season and green is your power color. Your body craves sour foods, and your main health focus is purification via the liver and gallbladder.
Awaken and rejuvenate with your power foods: grains (oats, wheat, spelt, rye, and barley), artichokes, bell peppers, broccoli, lettuces, parsley, cilantro, green peas, rhubarb, green beans, zucchini, avocado, grapefruit, lemons, limes, kumquats, oranges, pomegranates, cherries, alfalfa seeds and sprouts, cashews, Brazil nuts, green lentils, split pea, lima beans, vinegars, and nutritional yeast.
Don’t forget quality fats like nut butters, avocado, and olive oil. Maintain balance with animal proteins like eggs, chicken, and liver.
Feeling agitated? Blend a smoothie with blueberries, coconut milk, chia seeds, tahini, and maple syrup to cool you from within. Or try green tea, with antioxidants to uplift and L-theanine to combat stress. Split pea soup can also help ground and calm. Lastly, guacamole's saturated fat will release “happy hormones” your body will love.
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