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Here's how to evaluate heating and cooling properties of food using traditional Chinese medicine

Did you know that almost all foods have a heating, cooling, or neutral effect? Understanding these properties is important when it comes to using food as medicine. For instance, tropical foods are much more cooling than those grown in temperate zones, Rebecca Wood explains in her book, “The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eating.”

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