Lately my blog, https://valerieberkowitz.wordpress.com/?s=winter+warm+foods, “10 Winter Warm Foods and Beverages” has been popular. So this week I give you more to think about and more delicious warm foods to drool over from the Mediterranean while using a traditional Chinese approach to food. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has an important place in health and wellness:
TCM foods have warming and cooling characteristics based on each foods “energy” characteristics regardless of its temperature when served.
Unlike the western version of the plate method, http://www.choosemyplate.gov/downloads/GettingStartedWithMyPlate.pdf, eastern Chinese medicine categorizes foods into 3 groups (yin, yang and neutral). Each food group maintains internal balance when considered as part of the external (warm or cold) environment or an imbalance with internal organs and medical conditions.
Always eat foods from each group, but during the winter, balance is shifted towards eating more warming ” yang” foods during the cold…
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