Yin (Cooling) foods

Looked through numerous TCM sites and summarized here the food that occurs most often as cooling foods which can help cool down my body whenever i have to run errands under the sun.

I’m a strong believer in TCM as it has been around for the longest time. Plus, so far avoiding fruits like oranges and grapes when I have phlegm has worked for me to get rid of flu symptoms and heal naturally with minimal medication.

So when I had a bout of extra hot skin and itchy rash last week, I traced back on my day activity and realize that it was due to noon sun exposure for an hour and also eating spicy char kuey teow. Yup, being too ‘gung-ho’ just because i felt better.

Ok, so I thought, maybe i should start to incorporate more cooling foods ie. food that can cool down my body rather than heat it up and aggravate the rashes. We all crave for a chill icy drink when we are at the beach, don’t we?

Looked through numerous TCM sites and summarized here the food that occurs most often as cooling foods which can help cool down my body whenever i have to run errands under the sun. The reference sites are also indicated below this table.

List of cooling foods

Vegetable
Grain/dairy/nuts
Meat
Fruits
cucumber
barley
pork
watermelon
radish
millet
duck egg
coconut water
celery
chinese tea
starfruit
watercress
green bean
pear
broccoli
tofu
orange
cabbagepineapple
spinach
papaya

What do you think?