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Food and health: the impact of the Chinese traditional philosophy of food on the young generation in the modern world

Yee‐man Wu (Secondary school teacher in Hong Kong.)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 February 1995

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Abstract

People are exposed to different sociocultural changes in the modern world. The Chinese, especially the young generation, always puzzle towards the adoption between the traditional Chinese yinyang theory and the western nutritional concept. Attempts to examine the value of persistence of the two theories in Chinese society. Reviews and investigates the general framework and the content of the two theories with food samples. Draws conclusions that the fundamental principles of both theories are similar: to give advice to people in order to adjust their diet for healthy bodies. They have different categorizations and each theory has its own characteristics. It is unnecessary to search for a true theory between the two but it is better to accept their existence and adopt an appropriate one in suitable circumstances.

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Wu, Y. (1995), "Food and health: the impact of the Chinese traditional philosophy of food on the young generation in the modern world", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 95 No. 1, pp. 23-27. https://doi.org/10.1108/00346659510076521

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MCB UP Ltd

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