The three best foods of summer according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

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The three best foods of summer according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

This philosophy tells us to live in harmony with nature is especially important during the summer months to be cheerful and laughing.


The element associated with summer, logically is fire, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is the time of year most Yang. Alto Yang means calor, peak, and expansion. The sun's rays heat all that grows in nature. This also applies to the relationship, because the emotion connected to the fire element, is the sound of joy and laughter. Sounds good, Right? This philosophy tells us to live in harmony with nature is especially important during the summer months, to be happy and laughing.

Other associations with the fire element are: the color red, food taste bitter, heart and small intestine, and tongue. When the fire element is in balance, his heart is strong and healthy, Your mind is calm and deep sleep is. On the other hand, When the fire element is not balanced, may not feel joy (depression), or having an excess of joy (obsession).

Because summer is the hottest season, to equalize the heat, need a diet that will cool. Some suggestions below.

1. To distribute

If you are making iced tea, try green tea. It is much healthier than other types, and tastes great. The research found that green tea's anticancer and helps reduce cholesterol, It is easy to find, there are several brands and can be purchased in grocery stores.

2. Strawberries

Eat more strawberries. This fruit refreshes naturally, making them the perfect summer food. In Chinese medicine are good to eliminate the roughness of dry cough and throat. Strawberries lubricate the lungs, promoting the production of body fluids, and for those nights alcohol, helps detoxify. It is best to eat strawberries (and most fruits) room temperature. Like other foods high in vitamin C, strawberries increases the absorption of iron from food and provides enough iron to nourish the blood.

3. Watermelon

Eat some watermelon. This fruit deserved such respect, That was placed in tombs of many Egyptian kings! Watermelon is chosen to have many benefits in Chinese medicine. Fruit (Xi Gua) and seeds (Xi Gua Ren) are used for headache, sickness, irritability, poor appetite, slow digestion and sore throat. Watermelon is also an excellent source of vitamin C and lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant and has protective effect against various cancers. Also, because of its thick shell, pesticides unpleasant exposure is much lower than in other fruits and vegetables.

Other examples of fresh foods are: asparagus, sprouts, corn, cucumber, spinach and mint. Summer is not a time to overdo spicy foods, alcohol not cafeína, since they will heat, more than refresh.

Source: The Epoch Times

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