5. Water Element
The element of Water is paired with the kidneys and the bladder. Fear and anxiety are the main emotions related to the kidneys and bladder, which can be helped by eating black foods such as wild rice and black sesame seeds. People with weakened Water element regularly crave salty foods such as pizza, potato chips, French fries, hash browns and lots of Chinese food. But instead, they should be opting for celery sticks, seaweed snacks or artichoke to satisfy their salty cravings. Problems with kidneys may cause many to experience insomnia, night sweats, anxiety, dryness and fear. Also it may result in low back pain, coldness and diarrhea. If you are suffering from these symptoms try to reduce your intake of raw foods, iced drinks and minimize fruit. Your best bet would be to dig into the following foods: walnuts, black beans, quinoa, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, leeks, fennel and anise.