Sweet acts: on the spleen and stomach helping
digestion and neutralizing the toxic effects of other foods.
Sour acts: on the liver and gall bladder and controls
diarrhea and excessive perspiration.
Bitter acts: on the heart and small intestine and
reduces body heat and excessive fluids and induces diarrhea.
Salty foods act: on the kidneys and bladder and
soften hardness of muscles or glands.
Pungent acts: on the lungs and large intestine and
induces perspiration and promotes energy circulation.
The five organ systems control and support each other.
Proper coordination only exists when there is no one organ stronger or
weaker than the rest. Since the five tastes have direct influences on your
organs, your diet should have a good combination of the five tastes in
order to promote internal balance and harmony.