December 21, 2019
This solar term marks the shortest day of the year. It is a very important day in terms of solar terms and tradition. After the winter solstice, the daylight time gradually increases. Today marks the end of the year and at the same time symbolises the beginning of the new year. Some consider the winter solstice to be more important than new year. Traditionally, a family comes together to have winter solstice gathering. In the northern area, people mostly eat dumplings; while in the southern area, a bowl of sweet dumplings is necessary to represent reunion. In terms of health, it is still mainly to nourish the yin and yang in winter. During the gathering, you can add a dish to dispel cold and warm the body, such as rice wine chicken, or sweet dumplings with ginger soup, red dates and lotus seeds, which are moisturising and warming. But pay attention that those with heat-related or damp-heat body type, or those with heat related symptoms such as sore throat, canker sore, pimples should not have replenishing ingredients.
．Have our Warming herbal tea after winter solstice meal to stay warm.
．Be sure to moisturise the skin in this cold and dry weather.
．Pumpkin and cherry are replenishing ingredients.