How Your Tongue Looks Like Has Something To Tell About Your Health – Take A Look

People always wanted to be as healthy as possible. That’s why, they will do anything just to ensure optimum health condition. In order to achieve that, one needs to have a healthy diet and regular exercise. These have been always said by medical practitioners all over the world.

But, even how much one takes care of the body, health problems may still occur. The body normally show signs about one’s condition. The tongue is one part of the body that can show clues about certain health conditions that are currently or will occur.

According to some ancient studies like the Chinese medicine, it is said that the appearance of the tongue shows the health condition of the whole body.


There are different things to be looked at on the tongue in order to know health conditions. It includes the coating and the color of the tongue.

Now, you can try and see at the mirror what your tongue looks like.

1. White tongue – yeast infection
2. Red tongue with yellow fatty deposits – UTI and skin issues
3. Yellow tongue – infections
4. Light red tongue – lack of vitamin B12
5. Pink tongue with white middle part – water retention
6. Dark tongue – bad blo0d circulation
7. Pale tongue – lack of iron.
8. Very red tongue with yellow layer – dehydration
9. Purple tongue – blo0d stasis

Tongue Coating


The tongue coat can be found in the middle of the tongue or at the back. It tells about how the body is metabolizing the food you eat.

• A light, thin, white tongue coat suggests a healthy digestive function.
• A thick tongue coat tells that there is a poor digestive function. The tongue coat may be thick and yellow or thick and white.
• No tongue coat at all could mean that the body doesn’t have enough fluids to produce the coating. Thus, one needs to take enough fluid for the body’s overall health.

How to Deal with Thick Tongue Coating:

1. Consume fermented foods and probiotic beverages to balance the ecosystem on your gut.
2. Do the principle of 80/20 every meal. 80% of non-starchy veggies and 20% of your choice but still healthy ones.
3. Warm up digestion with cooked foods.
4. Add herbs and spices to improve digestion.
5. Try drinking warm ginger tea 20 minutes before every meal to benefit digestion and relieve bloating.
6. Take digestive enzymes to increase mineral absorption.

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