Light And Bland Diet In Summer
Have you often been inclined to tiredness, annoyance, and agitation in long hot summer days? If yes, don’t worry. You are just like many other ordinary people whose mind and body simply can’t respond well to mother nature…. Having said that, “By adjusting your diet to the season, you can still enjoy and appreciate the summer months in ways that are both healthy and refreshing,” said Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioners.
According to TCM, summer is a season that depletes energy and body fluids and we should cater our diet to it. Basically, the key to health during this hottest season is to “cool” and “clear”—cool our mind and clear our body. To begin with, we should stick with this easy but important approach: Opt for a light and bland diet that is effective in clearing heat and reducing sweating, like eating more vegetables and fruits those with cold/cool property. At the same time, avoid high fat, strong flavor, and hot spicy food that are warming in nature bringing extra heat to the body.
In fact, aside from tastiness and nutritiousness, fresh vegetables and fruits such as tomato, cucumber, bitter gourd, winter melon, and watermelon are also good at heat stroke prevention. And for beverage, some flower teas and fruit drinks are exceptionally great at coping with summer symptoms such as clearing heat, slaking thirst, and promoting appetite. Chrysanthemum Tea, Sour Plum Soup, and Lotus Leaf With Honey Water are a few of them.
Let’s allow your diet reflect the vividness and abundance of summer when plants growing fast and strong. At your next BBQ party, why not swap your usual soda for Lotus Leaf With Honey Water?
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