June 25, 2021
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Warm drinks can relieve summer heat too!
We tend to think only cold beverages can clear heat and quench our thirst during summer. From the perspective of Chinese Medicine, no doubt, they can clear the summer heat and cool us down, but excessive consumption of cold drinks can also harm the yang energy and disrupt the functions of spleen and stomach in circulating fluids in the body.
Individuals with cold and dampness in the body can even develop a bloated belly and edema and cause fat to accumulate in the body more easily. Problems such as menstrual pain, dark eye circles, and dull complexion can emerge too.
Would heat accumulate in the body if we drink warm drinks during the summer? Not at all! Drinking warm drinks can dilate the blood vessels, which can then induce perspiration and subsequently reduce the body temperature. Nonetheless, it is important not to consume drinks at a high temperature as we can burn ourselves.
Those who do not enjoy warm beverages can consume them at room temperature or without ice. Having a cup of warm drink in an air-conditioned environment can also make us feel better. You can make yourself some herbal tea to relieve the summer heat as well.
Do not throw away the watermelon skin once you have eaten the flesh. Remove the outer coat and keep the white rind. Its white rind is cool in nature and can clear heat and toxins from the body, relieve summer heat, quench one’s thirst, and lower the blood pressure. Eating the white rind can prevent heatstroke and relieve sore throat, canker sore, dry mouth, and edema.
Mung bean tea with watermelon and winter melon
Ingredients: 300g white rind of watermelon, 600g winter melon with skin, 20g mung beans, appropriate amounts of rock sugar
1. Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Cut white rind of the watermelon into pieces. Seed winter melon, keep melon skin on and cut into pieces.
2. Combine all ingredients with 2000ml of water in a pot and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add rock sugar to taste.
Note: It is not suitable for those with asthenic spleen and stomach, loose stools, diarrhea, diabetes or ladies during menstruation.
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