How to survive the hot summer in China

Summer is the best season for Yang energy and human metabolism. Sweating too much makes it easy to  lose valuable body fluid, so delicate food is given priority to the health in summer. By eating these and following the rest of the advice below, you can avoid losing too much energy.

Here are some health tips regarding

1. Air conditioner

Be sure to put the air conditioner off at bedtime, because sleeping in low temperature will make you catch a cold.

2. Refrigerator

Drinking cold drinks is OK, but not too much, for too many cold drinks will cause stomach discomfort.

3. Food

Light food is strongly recommended during summer in China. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the functions of spleen and stomach become weaker and it’s therefore appropriate to eat some heat-clearing and detoxifying foods, like vegetables (such as crown daisy chrysanthemum, celery, cabbage, coriander, bitter gourd, bamboo shoots, cucumber, melon and other); fish (such as black carp, crucian carp, silver carp and so on). These foods can lower the heat of the body and eliminate fatigue effects,  and will have a preventive effect on the intestinal disease as well.

4. Drinks

Best drink in hot summer is Green Bean Soup.

 

关于夏季的忠告

老郭
夏季是阳气最盛的季节,此时也是人体新陈代谢最旺盛的时候,人体出汗过多而容易丢失津液,因此夏季养生应该以清淡食物为主,避免伤津耗气。
正确使用空调:在睡前一定要把空调关闭,防止熟睡后温度过低而着凉感冒。
正确使用冰箱:可以饮用冷饮,但是要适度,过多的冷饮,会使胃部不适,重者感冒。
夏季饮食多清淡。夏季署热,人的脾胃消化功能相对较弱,应适当吃些清热解毒的食物,蔬菜类如茼蒿、芹菜、小白菜、香菜、苦瓜、竹笋、黄瓜、冬瓜等;鱼类如青鱼、鲫鱼、鲢鱼等,这些食物能起到清热解署、消除疲劳的作用,对中署和肠道疾病有一定的预防作用。
建议饮用绿豆汤。

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