what is cold or warm energy food?

Chinese Nutrition Therapy
Chinese Nutrition therapy is the practice of healing through the use of natural foods. Certain foods have a heat inducing quality while others have a “cold” or chilling effect on one’s body. TCM practitioners suggest small lifestyle/nutritional changes to help rebalance the individuals’ energy through the use of these qualities in different food types.
Cold Energy Food
Cucumber, banana, soft bean curd, watermelon, peppermint, seaweed, pear, mung bean, green tea, cold drinks, pork.
Cols energy food slows down digestion.
Warm Energy Food
Pepper, cinnamon, ginger, chilli, chicken, beef, lamb, coffee, garlic, ginseng, black teas, mango, longan, lychee, peach, prawn, wine
Warm energy food is generally easier to digest and can improve circulation.
Neutral Energy Food
Apple, apricot, beetroot, hard bean curd, cabbage, carrot, potato, celery, chicken egg, fish, corn, pumpkin, rice, honey, papaya, pawpaw, mushroom, sweet potato
These foods are changed however depending on their cooking style, for example fish that is barbequed moves from neutral to warm in this circumstance.