According to the “Five Element Theory” the heart is associated with the fire element. This element represents warmth and is therefore connected with Yang energy. Yang energy is responsible for warming and activating bodily functions. When a person’s Yang energy is depleted, they tend to become slower, and under active. One of the ways to harmonize the Yang energy is by eating more “warm” or “neutral” foods. Click here for a recipe that includes quinoa and squash, both considered to be warm and neutral. Let us know what you think! Do you have a favorite quinoa and/or squash recipe?