May 22, 2017
Grain Full Solar Term:
– Eat and drink light foods
– Avoid cold/raw and spicy foods
– Exercise appropriately
Suitable foods: mung beans, coix seeds, winter melon, luffa, black fungus, tomatoes, wild yam, old cucumber, rice water (red rice, white rice, coix seeds)
During the Grain Full solar term, rain fall increases significantly. Have more vegetarian dishes, and avoid heat-inducing, strong flavoured, oily and fried foods such as chilly, chives, peppers, and braised pork with soy sauce! (Even coffee is also mildly hot.) In addition, consume less greasy and high-fat contents such as milk, milk tea, cheese, fish maw as they can increase dampness, and cold/raw foods can hurt your stomach and spleen and easily lead to digestive system and skin issues.