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Thank you caringhk! And China has a long tradition of using food as "medicine" as well. Some foods are "hot, warm, neutral, cool, cold" or "yin or yang", etc. and would be eaten to relieve different ailments according to traditional Chinese medicine. If you have "too much fire" in you causing a problem, you should eat cooling foods. Actual temperature is not what they mean, they are talking about inherent qualities in the food. For example, a hot spicy pepper, even cooked in food (temperature hot, and spicy "hot") might actually cool you. It may make you sweat, but the final effect is that it cooled your body, and drew out excess heat and moisture with it.|
I am not an expert on this, I am merely remembering an example, which may not be completely accurate. There are books and Chinese doctors that could tell you an extensive amount about it.
Because of relating foods to yin/yang, this way of eating must be Taoist?