Selecting Food For Your Temperament
The following two food charts illustrate foods that will increase heat or coolness. The first chart shows foods that will increase heat with dryness and moistness, and the second chart shows foods that will increase coolness with moistness and dryness. Therefore, if you have a Choleric Temperament (hot and dry), you will need to be choosing foods from the second list of cooling and moist foods. If you are a mixture of Phlegmatic and Sanguine Temperaments (hot damp/ moist), you will need to be choosing foods that are cooling and drying. It is therefore important to understand your individual Temperament. A Choleric Temperament will be affected adversely by hot and dry foods, and least affected by cold and damp foods. During summertime, a Choleric Temperament needs to be eating cooling foods, as they will become quickly imbalanced if they are eating hot foods.