Updated Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Food Energetics Chart Using SFRAW Sourced Ingredients & Novel Proteins

We have recently updated our TCM Food Energetics list — we hope this is helpful to guide you to select foods according to their action on the body when it comes to supporting a balanced Chi (Yin = cooling foods, or Yang = hot foods). Keep in mind, how animals being raised for food live before slaughter (confinement operations vs. wild or truly pasture-raised; also, breed: modern commercial vs. heritage breeds); how meals/foods are prepared, and at which temperature they are served will all influence a meal’s energetic influence on the body/Chi of the consumer. When cooked, a food’s energy is altered from the raw energy to be more warming. When a “warm” ingredient is served raw and cold, this will have a cooler influence. When a “cool” ingredient is served cooked/heated, it can have a warmer effect. The “hottest” forms of cooking involve very high heat such as frying or grilling. Steaming, baking/dehydrating, braising and other forms of “slow

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