January 5, 2019
【#24節氣 – 小寒】天氣稍為回暖的小寒
Minor Cold Solar Term
Minor cold signifies true arrival of winter. Although it has warmed up these few days, be careful that it can get cold anytime. Be sure to dress appropriately and take caution for those prone to illness, children and elderly. This is the season to nourish kidneys and protect from the cold. You can consume black colour food to replenish kidneys such as black fungus, black soya beans, black rice, black sesame, and mulberry leave. For those with insufficient yang qi and aversion to cold, try to appropriately consume pumpkin, chives, and walnut type of warm natured ingredients.
– fried rice, ginger, brown sugar, cinnamon and pepper help to keep the body warm
– try to sleep early and wake up later to conserve yang qi
– work is important but be sure to take enough rest