August 11, 2020
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Foods that moisten the lungs will give you fair and smooth skin
According to Chinese medicine theories, our skin condition reflects the health of our organs, so if we wish to own a fair and smooth skin, we need to take care of our body from within. There is a saying in Chinese medicine: “The lungs are the masters of the skin and hair”, which means the lungs’ health is reflected in the condition of the skin. If your lung qi is strong, and the circulation of the qi and blood is smooth, we will have a smoother and radiant skin.
As the Chinese saying goes “white enters the lungs”, this means in the study of five colours, foods that are white can brighten our skin. Most of these foods are Chinese medicines, such as atractylodes rhizome, white peony, and poria.
Similarly, we can also consume an appropriate amount of lily bulb, which nourishes the qi and moistens the lungs; snow fungus, which nourishes and moistens the lungs; Chinese yam, which nourishes lung qi; coix seed, which nourishes the lungs and strengthens the spleen; sweet almond, which moistens the lungs and intestines; and ginkgo nut, which strengthens lung qi.
Dried beancurd sweet soup with gingko nut and coix seed
Effects: moistens the lungs and skin, clears heat and dispels dampness
Ingredients: 15 gingko nuts, 1 piece of dried beancurd, 20g coix seeds, rock sugar
1. Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Remove the shell and core of gingko nuts. Soak dried beancurd in water for 45 minutes till soften.
2. Combine all ingredients with 1000ml water in a pot and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 45 minutes, add rock sugar to taste.
Tip: If you want the dried bean curd sticks to fully soften and dissolve in sweet soup, and to be as silky as soymilk, make sure you have them soaked in water for at least 10 minutes. At the same time, use fresh bean curd sticks and do not leave them unused for too long. If bits and pieces of bean curds are still visible, you can sieve out 4/5 of the undissolved parts, and use the remaining portion to continue boiling with crystal sugar.
Besides lungs, we need to take care of the liver and spleen, because the stagnation of qi in the liver will cause the development of dark eye circles, whereas the weak spleen qi will cause water retention in the face, as well as making it appear more yellowish in tone. Drinking a cup of rice water a day can strengthen the spleen and stomach, and can relieve the tension developed on the liver. This will improve the condition of our face and skin.
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