Yang Water Tiger: Swift Bold Action
Chinese New Year falls on Tuesday February 1, 2022 which is year 4719 in the Lunar Calendar. Yang-Water Tiger suggests the power and grace of flowing water, a river, or cloud.
In the I-Ching, the Tiger is associated with thunder or motion signifying Fire moving inside Water leading to growth, positive development, challenges, creation, careful planning, and ultimately business and financial success. The Tiger month is the first month of the spring.
The God of Wealth and Battle, General Chao Kung-Ming, rides a Black Tiger. His magical power rules the wind, thunder, and rain. He defeated many wizards, sorcerers, and deities. His mighty Black Tiger, a ferocious carnivore, ate many humans and livestock, but Chao Kung-Ming tamed his Black Tiger to protect people's life and fortune. The Black Tiger in 2022 implies the arrival of the God of the Wealth.
Year 2022 in Fengshui is a year made for bold action. The Tiger is known for energy, daring, and the ability to do things on a grand scale. Metal Ox year 2021 was about plodding hard work, pandemic lockdowns and isolation, not glamorous, but necessary.
The Tiger year brings change. Water implies being sensitive, creative and open to change. Water is an extremely powerful natural force that conquers fire and goes around any obstacle in its path. Tigers are quick to take action, so be prepared in 2022 for situations to change quickly. This can mean flared tempers or unexpected good news that turns dreams into glorious reality.
Wing Hop Fung celebrates the Year of the Yang Water Tiger with bold flavors and powerful health benefits.
Whiskey has high levels of polyphenols, plant-based antioxidants linked with lowering your risk of heart disease. The polyphenols in whiskey have been shown to decrease “ bad ” cholesterol (LDL) and increase “good ” cholesterol (HDL) levels, and reduce triglycerides, or fat in your blood. (webMD)
Mussels are a clean, nutritious source of protein, as well as being a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and folate, and they exceed the recommended daily intake of selenium, iodine and iron. Mussels are sustainably farmed with no negative impact to the environment.
Abalone is sea snail that possess anti-cancer properties and boosts the immune system due to their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects. An average snail is comprised of 80% water, 15% protein and 2.4% fat. They contain essential fatty acids, calcium, iron, selenium, magnesium and are a rich source of vitamins E, A, K and B12. Canned sea snail is the way it is commonly used for convenience. The flesh is soft and juice and the sauce is also delicious.
Sea Cucumber is a prized seafood delicacy throughout south Asia, the Philippines, Japan, Australia, the Pacific, the Caribbean, France (beche de mer) and Portugal. The preparation takes several days of soaking and cooking and their nutritional value is exceptional. Sea Cucumber is often cooked in elaborate Chinese New Year soups.
Sea cucumbers are rich in protein, niacin, and riboflavin and contain substances that influence human health, including:
- Chondroitin sulfate (found in human cartilage)
- Coelomic fluid (which functions like human white blood cells)
- Palmitic, stearic, and linoleic acid (fatty acids with potent antioxidant effects)
- Squalene (a compound that acts as the precursor to steroids)
- Triterpenoids (a class of compounds thought to slow cancer growth)
Ginseng Tea combines maximum health with convenience. Red ginseng is warming, stimulating and energizing for weakness, recovery from illness or childbirth or as a sexual and longevity tonic. White ginseng, aka American ginseng, is cooling, moistening, rejuvenating for skin and internal organs, useful for stress, diabetes, hypertension and chronic thirst.
Food for Royalty
Royal jelly is produced by young worker bees for the Queen. It is thick like sour cream, white to light yellow, and semi-sweet, sour, bitter-tasting.
Royal jelly is highly nutritious and may have antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties are responsible for many of the health and beauty claims about royal jelly. People usually consume it orally or apply it directly to the skin. (medicalnewstoday.com)
Royal Jelly can be taken once daily, preferably twice a day, in the morning and afternoon. It is not recommended to intake royal jelly in the evening because it raises energy and can cause insomnia.
Wing Hop Fung wishes you and your family excellent health, happiness, wealth and the energy, vitality and beauty of the year of Tiger.