Medical Foods ①

Have you ever heard of the expression 医食同源 (Ishokudougen)? According to Wikipedia, it represents the idea that we should prevent and cure illness by having a balanced and tasty diet.

This expression originally came from China, said, “medicines and foods are the same origin”.


In Western countries, there are similar expression such as “you are what you eat” or “an apple keeps a doctor away.”



When you are unbalanced-diet and tend to eat sweet stuffs very often, do you feel dull (or some people have swollen lower body)?

Or when you catch a cold, are you told to take some ginger by grannies?


In this column series, we find out what foods help you.


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