November 1, 2019
Vegetarian soup to nourish liver and kidneys
Having gray hair is the first tell-tale sign of aging, but many young people these days also have this problem due to busy lifestyles and stress hurting their kidney qi. Over consumption of salt can also hurt your kidneys. Moreover, staying up late can hurt the liver. Early onset grey hair and even hair loss are symptoms of liver and kidneys deficiency.
Hair health is closely related to liver and kidneys conditions, mood and diet. Therefore, you have to make lifestyle changes to have healthy hair, avoid staying up late, have healthy regular routines, avoid eating oily and fatty foods, cold/raw foods, spicy foods; appropriately manage your stress, keep a good mood; eat more ingredients that can nourish liver and kidneys, such as black sesame, black fungus, black bean, black glutinous rice, mulberry, walnut, wolf berry to moisten the hair. Drinking suitable soups to regulate the body is also helpful.
Pumpkin soup with Chinese yam and black bean
Effects: nourishes liver and kidneys, improves hair quality, relieves grey hair, eye fatigue due to frequent usage of computer or mobile phone, aversion to cold, sore lower back or tinnitus.
Ingredients: 300g pumpkin, 1 fresh Chinese yam, 2 yellow fungus, 30g black beans, 15g walnuts, 15g longan, 15g wolfberries, 2 candied dates
1. Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Peel and core pumpkin and cut into pieces. Peel fresh Chinese yam and cut into pieces. Soak yellow fungus for half a day. Stir fry black bean without oil in wok until fragrant.
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 1 hour. Add salt to taste.
Note: not suitable for those with heat-related symptoms such as pimple, sore throat, canker sore.