April 30, 2020
Choosing the right fruits for children
Children have less stomach capacity than adults. Coupled with bouncing from time to time where they consume a lot of energy, so they become hungry easily between meals. What are suitable snacks for children? Fruit is a good choice. Which fruit is best for your children? The easiest way is to pay attention to the nature(cold/hot/mid) of the fruit to match the body condition of the children. Body condition of children can be divided into three categories: lung and spleen qi deficiency body type, damp heat in the stomach and intestines type and phlegm heat accumulation in the lungs type. Those with lung and spleen qi deficiency body type should eat fruit that are mild in nature. Those with damp heat in the stomach and intestines type or phlegm heat accumulation in the lungs type should eat cool natured food.
It is better to eat fresh seasonal fruit. You can eat them directly, make salads or simple dishes. For example, using avocado to make a spread and serving with biscuits or dried fruits without seasoning are also acceptable, but it is not recommended to eat canned fruits because they have been soaked in sugar water.
Characteristic of lung and spleen qi deficiency body type: pale complexion, shortness of breath, vocal weakness, fatigue, excessive sweating, poor appetite, abdominal fullness and bloating and loose stool, difficulty passing stool or even constipation
Should consume fruits that are mild in nature: apple, papaya, grape, pineapple, avocado, fig
Characteristic of damp heat in the stomach and intestines type: aversion to heat, prone to sweating, prone to dry mouth, odor, prone to skin allergy or even eczema, feel tired despite sleeping adequately, yellowish urine with low volume, loose and stinky stool
Characteristic of phlegm heat accumulation in the lungs type：prone to nose bleeds, cough, yellowish phlegm, prone to dry mouth, poor sleep quality, yellowish urine with low volume, dry stool, frequent constipation
Should consume fruits that cool in nature: watermelon, honeydew, pear, banana ,dragon fruit and young coconut.
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