August 30, 2018
Walnut and chestnut soup to nourish the kidneys and strengthen the brain
As parents, you may be especially keen to help replenish, activate or strengthen the brain to help your children become smart and quick. Some people may even use pig’s brain to make soup, but it is actually quite high in cholesterol. According to Chinese medicine theories, the brain and kidneys are closely related so to improve your memory and have quick thinking, try to nourish the kidneys. There are a lot of suitable soup ingredients to replenish the kidneys and strengthen the mind.
Tips for soups to replenish the kidneys and strengthen the mind:
Add in these ingredients appropriately: black soya beans, black sesame, black fungus, black rice, walnuts, cashews, peanuts, wolfberries, dried longan meat, seaweed.
Chestnut and walnut soup with pumpkin and corn
Effects: replenish the kidneys and strengthen the mind, strengthen the spleen and nourish qi
Ingredients: 1 small pumpkin, 2 ears of corn with silk, 80g chestnuts, 30g walnuts, 40g pearl barley, 3 figs
1. Peel and seed pumpkin and cut into large pieces. Keep silk on corn and cut into pieces. Rinse all other ingredients thoroughly.
2. Combine all ingredients with 2000ml of water 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.