Food is the basis of our health. We are what we eat. Chinese medicine makes individual recommendations based on an specific evaluation and provides us a series of specific foods that benefit us and others that harm us.
Foods are classified by Yin or Yang characteristics so that more Yin people need more Yang nature foods, and vice versa. Chinese medicine also makes a differentiation based on the smell, color and taste of food and establishes relationships of benefit or harm for each person based on their personal characteristics. In this way, depending on your constitution and nature, what can be good for you can be harmful to your neighbor. For example, there are people who for their health need to increase the consumption of raw foods such as salads and fruits and others, however, they have to increase the intake of protein, broths and pots.
Food influences not only physically but also emotionally. Yin foods favor Yin emotions (stillness) and Yang foods trigger emotional states plus Yang (dynamism). Then the change in diet affects not only your physical health but also your emotional well-being.