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KQED Food: Watermelon Girl Explores Summer Fruit Through Traditional Chinese Medicine       

Lila Volkas shares what she’s learned about the medicinal qualities of fruit from acupuncturist and food as medicine consultant Mamie Chow L. Ac.

For example:

  • Fruit digests at a different rate than other foods and therefore is most beneficial when eaten by itself
  • Apricots can be helpful for eyesight
  • Peaches are cooling by nature and can promote blood circulation and nourish body fluids
  • Eating watermelon can cool your stomach, sooth irritability and promote fluid creation

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