The majority of practicer’s foods should be water-based foods (stew, steamed foods, soup, etc). Eat roasted/broiled/grilled/backed foods, fried foods, sauteed foods as little as possible. Eat cold food as little as possible. Each spicy food like green onion, ginger, garlic, and pepper as little as possible. Eat tonic as little as possible. No chili. Eat cold food like seafood as little as possible.
After eating chili, or tonics like ginseng, or a lot of green onion, ginger, garlic, and pepper, or drinking wine/alcohol, it is not recommended to practice Xia’s meditation in 8 hours.
Please note: we are not saying you should not eat (or eat a lot of) above-mentioned food after you practice Xia’s meditation. What we mean is that a practitioner should not eat (or eat a lot of) them 8 hours before the practice. If you did eat (or eat a lot of) them, then don’t practice in 8 hours. Otherwise, it will make it difficult to get into a meditation state.
Meat and eggs are good food and a good source of Qi. We recommend that they are cooked in a water-based way, like stewing, steaming, making soup. You should eat roasted/broiled/grilled/backed foods, fried foods, sauteed meat/eggs as little as possible
The reason we need to pay attention to food is that meditation uses Qi to nurse your body. The intake (or a great quantity of intake) of the above-mentioned foods changes the ingredients of Qi and make it not balanced of Yin and Yang. Instead, it makes Qi over Yin (like the intake of a great quantity of seafood) or over Yang (like intake of chili) and it is not beneficial to practice and your health.