Food can be used as medicine to heal people in Chinese medicine. They can not only give you nurtrion but also can effect body temperature after consume them, here is list of basic property of regular food.
Hot and warm means it can improve circulation, speed up metabolism and raise body temperature. Cool and cold food can lower body temperature, calm people down and slow down the metabolism.
Black pepper, butter, chicken fat, chocolate, coffee, crispy rice, curry, hot chilies, lamb, onions, peanut butter, sesame seeds, smoked fish, trout, whisky cinnamon bark, cottonseed, dried ginger, durian
vegetable: sword bean, Dong squash, green onion, chive, coriander (Chinese parsley), leaf mustard, leek, potherb mustard, onion, toon head, pumpkin
Herb: sweet basil, rosemary, spearmint, ginseng, fresh garlic, ginger
Spices: caraway, star anise, clove, fennel, nutmeg, vinegar, wine, brown sugar, maltos
Seed & nut: apricot seed, dill seed, walnut, chestnut
fruit: grapefruit peel, peach, raspberry, guava, cherry, coconut, date, long-an, mango, plum, apricot, Pomegranate, papaya, betel nuts, pine nuts, walnuts
meat: Chicken, eel, ham, mutton, shrimp, Beef, egg yolk, turkey
Vegetable: cabbage (Chinese), carrot, Corn, celery, radish leaf
Seeds: lotus fruit and seed, black sesame seed, sunflower seed, brown rice,
Beans: soybean, castor bean, peanuts, kidney bean, kohlrabi
Fruits: olive, apricot, papaya, plum, dry mandarin orange peel
carbohydrates: rice bran, potato, sweet potato, taro, beetroot
meat: carp, cuttlefish, abalone, dried scallop, pork, salmon
Mixed: Japanese mushroom, black fungus, licorice, sugar, honey
Grains & beans: wheat, bran, barley, bean curd, mung bean
herbs: marjoram, peppermint, cold pressed sesame oil
vegetable: radish, eggplant, watercress, spinach, broccoli, celery, corn
fruits: mandarin orange, apple, pear, strawberry, tangerine, oranges, pears, pineapple , watermelon
flowers: common lily flower, chrysanthemum, frangipani
protein/meat: oyster, egg white, dairy products, fish
vegetable: bean sprouts, cucumbers, green tea, lettuce, Bamboo shoot, bitter gourd, peppermint, tomato
Fruits :grapefruit, banana, star fruit, watermelon, persimmon
Marine products: salt, clam, crab, kelp, sea grass, seaweed
Protein/Meat: duck, ice cream, mussels, tofu, yogurt
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For Dressing or smoothy: Olives and Olive oil (for cold dishes), Palm oil Unheated organic nut oils
For Cooking with: Coconuts, and coconut oil (for all types of cooking and baking) Butter made from raw grass-fed organic milk, Animal Fat
Food: Raw Nuts like almonds or pecans, Organic pastured egg yolks, Avocados, Pasture finished meats , Wild Caught Fish(OMG-3), Bone Broth
Generally raw food is cold and should not be eaten in excess. The Chinese maintain that food should be cooked before consumption. Moreover, taking cold raw food may upset our stomachs because digestion will require more energy. Processed food should also be avoided.
We should eat regularly at usual times of the day. The breakfast should be nourishing enough to provide us with enough energy for the day. Heavy meals late at night can make our digestive system work overtime, even after we sleep. This may cause insomnia and we will not be well rested. Hence it is best to eat our last meal early in the evening.
It is best that we eat food that is fresh and pure, free from chemicals, preservatives, and additives. The vegetables and fruits we buy in our supermarket often have been sprayed with insecticides, and we should wash them before consumption. Some animals are also injected with antibiotics or hormones to prevent diseases from attacking them. Do you know that an apple can be sprayed up to 26 times before reaching your fruit basket? it is best to eat in a relaxing environment. The food is to be chewed thoroughly and properly. This breaks down the food and aids digestion. Drinking is not advisable when eating because the fluid may wash down the food rather than allow it to be digested fully. We should drink before the meal or between meals. It is good to eat up to three-quarters full, so that the stomach would not be over-stressed, causing us to feel tired due to the extra energy spent in digestion.