The Energetics Of Food

As much Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) focuses on using food to prevent and treat disease. Instead of describing foods by how much protein, fat, or calories they contain, TCM focuses on the quality of the food.

All foods have a distinct energy and characteristic properties that either balance and nourish our bodies or create imbalances that result in sickness.

This is food energetics.

Knowledge of food energetics can help one build a stronger sense of health and well-being by eating different foods that have different effects on the body. Like the saying, “you are what you eat.”

HERE IS A LITTLE CHEAT SHEET ::

Foods like ::
- Root Vegetables, Sweet Vegetables, Meat, Fish, Beans
Energetics are :: 
- Grounded, Relaxed

Foods like ::
- Leafy Greens, Wheat, Barely, Quinoa, Fruit, Raw Foods, Chocolate
Energetics are ::
- Light, Creative, Flexible

Foods like ::
- Sugar, Caffeine, Alcohol
Energetics are ::
- Tense, Anxious

Foods like ::
- Organic Foods, Whole Foods, Local Foods, Brown Rice
Energetics are :: 
- Connected, Harmonious

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