What are Heaty and Cooling Foods?

or yin) is related to the balancing of ‘yin’ and ‘yang’. To most people, especially the Chinese, in Asian countries such as China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singaporeans, such concepts are very much part of the indigenous Efficiency Heating
Coolingculture and are commonly used as a form of expressing certain set of symptoms or sensations often associated with emotional or physical reactions such as:


• Feelings of irritability;

• Short temper;

• Fever;

• Constipation;


• Flushed face or cheeks;

• Dark yellow urine;

• Sore throat;

• Nose bleed;

• Outbreak of pimples and acne;


• Rashes;

• Mouth ulcers;

• Indigestion.

Excessive “cold” energy in the body, on the contrary, will make us feel weak, lethargic, tired and restless.

The constitution of each person is influenced by congenital factors as well as the acquired lifestlye (e.g diet, stress level, amount of exercise and sleep, living environment), and this varies from person to person. In other words, different foods act upon the human body in different ways and affect our state of health. The body’s metabolism, functioning of organs and organ structure all combine to determine our susceptibility to these heaty and cooling effects of foods.

Examples of cooling and heaty foods: